Philippa Lodge

The Indispensable Wife, the first in my French historical romance series, Châteaux and Shadows is out now!

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The Indispensable Wife

Aurore was delighted when a marriage was arranged with the boy she loved, her older brother’s friend Dominique, Comte de Bures. But in a few years the first rush of joy has worn off, and their promising life seems ruined by loss, betrayal, and misunderstanding.

One terrifying morning mercenaries overrun their château and usurpers take Aurore hostage. Miles away at Versailles, where he is required to dance attendance on Louis XIV, Dominique is nearly killed by a crossbow bolt.

Escaping, Aurore travels with a troupe of itinerant musicians, hiding in the open while discovering hidden resources within herself.

Dom sets out to find his wife. He needs his old life back. He needs revenge. But his lands, his title, and his honor mean nothing unless he can win back the love of his indispensable wife.

I'm doing edits for the second book in the series. I have seen the first draft of the cover! PRETTY! The Honorable Officer should be out in winter/spring 2016. Happy Dance!

In the meantime, my blog is now at I blog about writing and history and research and inspiration.

Also, come see the fancy clothes on the Indispensable Wife page of my Pinterest account.