A World to Win is the second title from the author of the acclaimed An Endless Exile. It is available immediately from Mobipocket.com and Cyberread.com, and will be available at all the best ebook retailers over the next few days.
Here is the blurb:
Set in Hungary and Transylvania during the turbulence of the 1848 revolutions, this is the love story of an independent-minded Scottish governess, Katie Kettles, and Lajos Lazar, a peasant-born lawyer and revolutionary determined to change the world by any means possible.
In 1847, with Europe on the verge of revolution, Katie becomes governess to the family of Count Istvan Szelenyi and accompanies them to Hungary. On the journey, she first encounters Lajos making illegal speeches from a Viennese cafÃ© table, and is drawn to him in spite of his incendiary politics. But Lajos is not her only distraction from her duties. Katie has her own vengeful agenda which begins to stutter as she reluctantly becomes involved with the family’s lives and loves, and assists in the illicit romance of Istvan’s sister Katalin with a penniless Romanian officer. While Hungary plunges into political upheaval, and Lajos leads his radical followers in ever more dangerous agitation, Katie faces her own personal revolution of moral values to resolve both her family issues and her passionate relationship with Lajos.
Through Katie’s eyes, we see the euphoria of a bloodless revolution victorious over an unjust and stagnant Imperial regime. But even the revolution cannot overcome some deep-seated prejudices, and the war fought to defend the gains of the revolution makes enemies of those who should have been allies. As the forces of repression sweep back into power across Europe, Katie’s tragedy becomes personal.