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A Life Renewed
(Secrets of the Queens #1)
By Olivia Rae
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & eBook, 318 Pages
April 2, 2020 by HopeKnight Press


In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, "The Nine Days' Queen" was executed for high treason. But what if, instead of feeling the blade on her neck she secretly survived?

Escaping execution, Lady Jane hides as a peasant girl in a principality in Germany. She loves the simple life and never wants to return to England. But her benefactor, a power-hungry German prince, wants to march on London and place her on the English throne again, thereby increasing his dominance in Europe. If she doesn't agree with his plan, her beloved childhood nurse will be put to death. Desperate for help, Jane must put her trust in the mysterious spy Asher Hayes.

Asher Hayes is done rounding up Protestants for "Bloody Mary" and wants nothing more than to live a quiet life as a farmer and expunge the blood of many from his hands. Except Queen Mary isn't done with him yet. She throws his father, mother, and sister into prison on false charges in order to force him to accept one last mission - find and kill Lady Jane Grey. But when Asher discovers Lady Jane isn't a threat to the throne as he believed her to be, he faces a devastating decision - does he sacrifice his family for the woman who reigns in his heart?

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A wide smile sprung forth on Prince von Hoffbauer’s face. He picked up two cups of milk and handed one to Jane. “It is simple. With you as the head of the Champions of Christ, we will create a great army. One large enough to march on England and southern German principalities.”

Jane could not believe her ears. This explained the strange cuts in the prince’s shirts and Otto Werner’s dirty bandages. They had been building and drilling an army.

“We will crush Queen Mary, her husband Philip, and the whole Habsburg Dynasty with a single blow. There will be singing in the streets of London, Frankfurt, and Hanenburg when the tyrants are gone.” He raised his cup

high. “To Queen Jane, may she sit on the throne of England once again.”

Cursed is the blood that flows through my veins!

She did not want this. She wanted to live the quiet life of a commoner. But she could not let Mrs. Ellen die. God forgive her, but if blood must flow, she wanted it to be her own.

About the Author

Olivia Rae is an award-winning author of historical and contemporary inspirational romance. She spent her school days dreaming of knights, princesses and far away kingdoms; it made those long, boring days in the classroom go by much faster. Nobody was more shocked than her when she decided to become a teacher. Besides getting her Master’s degree, marrying her own prince, and raising a couple of kids, Olivia decided to breathe a little more life into her childhood stories by adding in what she’s learned as an adult living in a small town on the edge of a big city. When not writing, she loves to travel, dragging her family to old castles and forts all across the world.

Olivia is the winner of the Angel Awards, New England Readers’ Choice Award, Golden Quill Award, American Fiction Award, Illumination Book Awards, and the Southern Magic Award. She has also been a finalist in many other contests including the National Readers’ Choice Awards. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

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Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Book Gift Box including the books A Life Renewed & Salvation, a $25 Amazon gift card, 3-pack notebooks, CCB cheese dip mix, English Holdsworth chocolates, Lavender Essential Oils, Sandalwood-scented wax cubes, Handmade soap, Red Current Cassis Candle, Silk Scarf, and Olivia Rae Swag!

Full tour schedule linked above. The giveaway begins at midnight January 11, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. No shipping restrictions. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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