Samantha's Books


Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen 

The Story of Elizabeth of York

Biographical Historical Fiction Bestseller
Historical Novel Society Editors' Choice

Plantagenet Embers I


She was the mother of Henry VIII and wife of Henry VII, but who was Elizabeth of York? Raised as a the precious eldest child of Edward IV, Elizabeth had every reason to expect a bright future until Edward died, and her life fell apart.

When Elizabeth's uncle became Richard III, she was forced to choose sides. Should she trust her father's brother and most loyal supporter or honor the betrothal that her mother has made for her to her family's enemy, Henry Tudor?

The choice was made for her on the field at Bosworth, and Elizabeth the Plantagenet princess became the first Tudor queen.

Did Elizabeth find happiness with Henry? Did she ever discover the truth about her missing brothers, who became better known as the Princes in the Tower?

Lose yourself in Elizabeth's world in Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen.

Available now in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook formats.





Faithful Traitor

The Story of Margaret Pole

Biographical Historical Fiction Bestseller
Readers' Favorite 5 Stars
Plantagenet Embers II


Margaret Pole is no stranger to fortune's wheel. From her childhood as firstborn of the heir apparent of England, she was brought low as the daughter of a traitor. After years of turmoil as the Tudor dynasty made its roots, Margaret finds favor with her cousin, King Henry VIII. 


Will the remnant of the York dynasty thrive under this tempestuous king or will Margaret discover that there is a price to pay for having an excess of royal blood? 




Queen of Martyrs 

The Story of Mary I

Plantagenet Embers III

'God save the Queen! God save our good Queen Mary!'

When these words rang out over England, Mary Tudor thought her troubles were over. She could put her painful past - the loss of her mother and mistreatment at the hands of her father - behind her.

With her accession to the throne, Mary set out to restore Catholicism in England and find the love of a husband that she had long desired. But the tragedies in Mary's life were far from over. How did a gentle, pious woman become known as 'Bloody Mary'?


Find out in Queen of Martyrs, April 2017.

Kindle pre-order available now.





Over the Deep: A Titanic Adventure

Ten year old Edwin is surprised to learn that he will be travelling to America on the famous new Titanic. Even more shocking is that he will be going with grandparents he has never known. Why does his mother want to send him away? 

Soon he is caught up in exploring the safest, most luxurious ocean liner ever built as it crosses the Atlantic for the first time. What could go wrong?

The story of the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage is one that continues to capture the hearts of people across the world even a century later. This retelling focuses on a young Welsh boy who explores the ship, meeting men such as Thomas Andrews, Bruce Ismay, and Captain Smith. Edwin learns secrets about his own family’s past and forms relationships with his newly discovered grandparents along the way as well. This novel is filled with historical facts about the Titanic and many of the people who were on board, all woven into Edwin’s fictional story. Edwin befriends Douglas Spedden, Frankie Goldsmith, and Jack Thayer Jr., who are real Titanic survivors. The reader is also introduced to Walter, a fictional character who becomes Edwin’s best friend. When the ship sinks, and Edwin ends up in a lifeboat separated from everyone he knows, he wonders if he has survived the worst only to be abandoned in the middle of the Atlantic.

Available in Paperback and on Kindle. 




No Such Thing as Perfect

Collette is dreaming of great times as she prepares to start seventh grade at a new school. Thinking it will mean a fresh start and new friends, she is unprepared for a jealous rival and attention from an older boy. As she is figuring out how to survive junior high, tragedy threatens her family. When everything in life in uncertain, Collette learns about what is important in her life, who her real friends are, and that there is no such thing as perfect.

Available in Paperback and on Kindle.






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