About A Promise to Keep
For the last five years, Marion has kept the promise she made to a medieval knight, one Giles de Soutenay, to deliver two Epipens every year at Whitsuntide via the mystical beech tree which once catapulted her back in time. As long as Giles is able to provide these devices for Prince John, he will be able to keep his lands…and his life.
But this year, Marion is in hospital. Desperate to keep her word, she entrusts the devices to Shannon, her daughter. Shannon only has to place the Epipens in a hollow in the roots of the old tree. However, she has recently been betrayed by the man she trusted. Still hurting and embarrassed by the pity she sees in the eyes of her friends, she just wants to get as far away as possible. And she can’t get much further away than the twelfth century.
Hildegarde, Abbess of Sparnstow, is expecting a visit from Giles. She is not expecting a young woman from 2012. As Shannon stumbles her way through the social niceties of the twelfth century, she will discover that some things never change.
Although this is book 2 in the Out of Time series, it can be read as a standalone novel. It was published as second in the series, but chronologically, it comes after book 3, Blossom on the Thorn.
Genre: Timeslip/Historical Fiction
Loretta Livingstone is a British author, who lives with her husband in a beautiful area of the Chilterns. She has written fiction and poetry collections.
Her first foray into the world of fiction was her novelette, Where Angels Tread – a story about a young homeless girl. All proceeds from this book are donated to a charity for the homeless.
Loretta’s most recently published book is Blossom on the Thorn – the third tale in her medieval timeslip series. Out of Time, her first novel, was shortlisted for the 2016 Historical Novel Society Indie Award.
She’s hoping to be able to work on books 4, 5 and 6 in the series again soon, alhough health problems have meant taking a break for a while. She suffers from M.E. which means she can’t work as fast as she would like.
Loretta says of her work, “Above all, I want to leave my readers with smiles on their faces.”