Présentation de l'éditeur
A bitter dose of one’s own medicine was never more callously concocted.
The King’s Heart is a tale of treachery and shifting alliances much like Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth that only the Anarchic period of English history could produce. A steward’s single act of vengeance delivers his domineering, cruel mistress into the ruthless hands of Worthington, an imperious, power-hungry young lord. Unwittingly, the servant’s betrayal of his lady sets in motion a battle of wills, which forever entangles the fates of the noble Houses of Tuttleberry and Worthington.
Given free rein by her husband, the selfish and spiteful Lady of Tuttleberry grows wild and unpredictable in her treatment of their people and knows no bit of restraint—for no one has ever dared to bridle her tongue or stay her hand. She rules through fear of the whip until she wakes one day with the tables turned. Suddenly, it is she who is at the mercy of a master, a harsh, unforgiving trainer who has it in mind to tame her, to bring her to his will—a will as stubborn as her own. However, what Charles does not intend is to grow fond of his new pet, so he hides her away just as she is broken, finally yielding to him, a spirit wounded. It seems she has learned to obey her master too late. Fate intervenes once again, and it is in this solitude that Cornella is reborn a wiser, stronger version of her former self and with her, a secret emerges that will bind the two of them together for the rest of their lives.
A story of remorse, gut-wrenching introspection, and poetic justice, the breathtaking twists and turns of The King’s Heart will keep the reader guessing until the bitter end.
Biographie de l'auteur
Lezlie Ann Word Tyson grew up on a farm in a community called Hurricane Creek with her parents, maternal grandmother, and younger sister, Ginger. At an early age, she developed a passion for reading and at the age of thirteen began her first novel; it remains unfinished. Excelling in academics, she received numerous awards and was Valedictorian of her senior class at Stewart County High School in 1989. She attended Austin Peay State University on the Kimbrough Memorial Scholarship where she majored in education and received the Outstanding Achievement in Elementary Education Award in 1993. She completed a Master of Arts in Education for the Reading Specialist degree two years later. Lezlie currently teaches both regular and honors geometry at Northwest High School. Her career spans nineteen years during which she has taught fourth grade, sixth, seventh and eighth grade literature and language arts, seventh grade mathematics, and high school algebra and geometry. Gathering information and ideas from many sources (some of them personal accounts), Lezlie began writing the Intents of the Heart Series while completing her student teaching semester in February 1993 after experiencing a vivid dream that was the basis for a life-altering scene. Five years later, the series was completed; then the final editing process began. It was published in three volumes, the final installment in 2004. Revised editions for the Kindle/Nook will be released soon. Some Trust in Chariots is a prequel to Intents that chronicles the early lives of Malcolm and Carolyn Preston, their courtship, the years he spent at war, and the time of early marriage that just precede the novel series. It was originally published in 2006. The Book Club Edition with Reader’s Guide for the Kindle and Nook was released in 2011. The next project on the horizon is the “bookend” to the Intents series that will see the conclusion to the Preston family saga. It is told in a series of flashbacks as the family comes to terms with their own fallacies. It is called Sins of Our Youth. Beyond the Intents series is a novel about the Derebourne family that centers on Jessalyn, one of the granddaughters of Cary and Blanche (close friends of Malcolm and Carolyn Preston), called Chastening. Lezlie and her husband Richard teach at Northwest High School in Clarksville, TN, where the couple resides.