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By: Andrew Charles Vincent

Fate and The Lady

Pages: 298 Ratings: 5.0
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Fate and the Lady follows the modern day story of district nurse Christina Wise and her chance meeting with enigmatic ex-quarryman Mercy Slaughter and his friend FJ.

Christina will be tested in her feelings for this man and his obsessive need to right a wrong committed against himself and his friends during a medieval battle re-enactment only a couple of years previously. His compulsion risks putting them all in mortal danger and even result in an international incident.

Will Christina be able to save Slaughter from himself, or will he continue in his path of self-destruction?

Add to the mix a French politician and his sidekick with an axe to grind; a hardcore group of Englishmen with vengeance in mind; and a mysterious Turkish billionairess with her own designs on Slaughter; and you end up with a volatile mix of sex, intrigue and bloody hand-to-hand combat.

Andrew Vincent was born and raised in Devon to a farming and quarrying family, recently moving to Wiltshire with his wife Shelley, deerhound and lurcher. His previous novel ‘Arcadia’ gained excellent reviews in the local press. Andrew attended Meavy Primary School and Tavistock College. He worked in the clay quarrying industry for over 40 years but continued to write for pleasure. His sister-in-law, talented Plymouth artist Antonella Greenstock provided excellent chapter-heading illustrations for Fate and the Lady. Both writer and artist are collaborating on a new novel for release in 2023.

Customer Reviews
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  • Christina Wiseman

    A really nicely written book, full of romance, stubborn men and danger.
    The descriptions are lovely, the characters are so brilliantly portrayed and the battle is fierce.
    I will leave it a few months and read the book all over again!
    Very hard to put down once started.

  • Raven

    Often in reviews, there are spoilers, so I avoid them and don't wish to repeat anything we can already read on the back of the book. Instead, why read Fate and the Lady?
    I loved spending time with these characters, who are so diverse, so different from one another, from various walks of life, they rise up from the page to feel embodied and authentic. - so much so I could imagine them out in the world, and found myself wondering how it would be to sit with Mercy and a good old rum or whisky chat, and how I would feel seeing their story play out.
    A mark of a good book for me is to forget I am reading and to feel myself immersed with the characters, cheering them on, feeling their sorrows, and growling in the right moments. This was that book.
    The drives of the story are ours, we will right wrongs that have been to us, and at times perhaps, like these companions in the book and story, we lose ourselves in that drive. This story is about finding yourself in the battle between wrong and right. woven into the plot are our humanity, love, desire, and revenge even. Who do you become when a wrong has been done to you?
    The battles here are not only physical and the wounds are deeper than we can see. Through their wild will and focus, through their refusal to give up, we can in these characters and pages find a little of that in ourselves. A district nurse and a quarryman, some billionaire we can narrow our eyes at? The mixture was great for me, and I'm ready to read what Vincent has coming next. Gripping, enjoyable, and immersive.
    Yes from this old bird
    Thank you, author, keep going.
    Readers, do give it a read

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