Win a copy of A Divided Inheritance


I am delighted to announce that A Divided Inheritance is available on kindle today. Click on the cover to take you to Amazon. It will be available in all other formats from 24th October, including the traditional weighty paperback.

Today I’m giving away a signed paperback (UK) or e-book (US) to a winner picked from the hat –

leave a comment to enter with your email address. Entries close Friday 11th October. Two more UK winners will receive a copy of  the US editions of The Gilded Lily and The Lady’s Slipper. These are rare items in the UK and have integrated reading guides and beautiful covers. With family and friends I will be celebrating the release of A Divided Inheritance with a tour and afternoon tea at Leighton Hall. Leighton Hall is a beautiful old house close to where I live, and home to the famous Gillow furniture manufacturers in Georgian times.

Leighton Hall, picture from

Every owner of Leighton Hall, with one exception, has been a Roman Catholic and during Penal Times a priest was always hidden somewhere in the house. This makes it particularly appropriate venue for the launch of  ‘A Divided Inheritance’ as the book is set just after the Gunpowder Plot, when Catholicism was repressed in England. The only owner of Leighton Hall to conform to the Established Church was Sir George Middleton, the last of the Middletons of Leighton, although his wife remained a staunch Recusant throughout.

The public launch is at Carnforth Bookshop which is home to 100,000 second hand books and some new ones. Please join me from 2.30 till 3.30 on Saturday 26th October where I will give a talk on the life of a historical novelist! Below you can see the inside of Carnforth Bookshop – is it any wonder that with this just down the road I probably buy more titles than I actually sell! Here is the ideal opportunity to browse their packed shelves and get yourself a bargain.

Carnforth Bookstore Indie

As places are limited – books take up most of the space! – please contact the bookshop on 01524 734588  to reserve your place or email Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a book.

Deborah is currently reading: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

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22 replies on “Win a copy of A Divided Inheritance”

I simply loved discovering your work as an avid reader of historical fiction. “The Gilded Lily” was simply stunning, and so i would love to have the chance to read more of your work ~ and win a copy of “a divided inheritance”!

Your new website is fantastic & i am SO pleased you now are online (other than just the blogs). It will be great to keep up-to-date with your latest works and book releases.

Thank you x

My email is ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk
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I love the look of your new website. It is very informative and easily navigated. I am looking forward to reading your new book. One minor quibble is in the comment section. It is very difficult to read the words that I have typed in as the letter color is very close to the background color so it all blends together. It would make it easier if the character color were a bit darker.

Thank you very much for your helpful comment Terry, and you’re right. I’ll make an adjustment to the type.


By the way, I’ve transferred the four comments immediately below from the test site!

Submitted on 2013/10/06 at 5:23 pm
Love the new website Dee, it’s beautiful and I would love to read ‘The Divided Inheritance’ the research you did in Seville to make it part of the story is particularly interesting.

Submitted on 2013/10/06 at 1:29 pm
looking forward to the next literary adventure; love your imaginative flights balanced by methodical research.

Submitted on 2013/10/05 at 11:55 am
This is a gorgeous new website Deborah; it looks informationally rich and atmospheric, yet is still easy to navigate. Good Luck with the new book – we really hope we win a copy! But if not we will be buying it anyway after enjoying reading the other two so much. What do you have up your sleeve for novel number 4? Best Wishes Elaine and Marion (aka Mirren Jones).

Deborah, I would simply love to get stuck into your new historical novel! I’m an avid reader of historical fiction so to win this would be lovely 🙂
The website looks great by the way xxxx

I love historical fiction which I both read voraciously as well as write. I am in the middle of writing my own second novel set in the first years of the 18th century. Would love to win a copy of your book.

Looks to be a very interesting read, and I’d love to win a copy. Being honest, I haven’t read any of your books. But this looks to be a good starting point! Thank you very much for the chance.

Massive thanks to you all fore stopping by my website and blog. The winners – drawn from a hat by my husband are…drumroll please….

A Divided Inheritance – Judith Starkston
The Lady’s Slipper – Lucinda Fountain
The Gilded Lily – Marilyn Watson

If you haven’t left an email address please contact me to claim your book!

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