Emily Klein is an author of historical romance novels. She is a staunch anglophile, with a keen interest in anything and everything British, including the English language and all its dialects. She also has a keen interest in history, including the medieval period. Emily enjoys antiques and vintage clothing. In short, if it's part of history, Emily Klein will find it interesting.
In her novels, Emily Klein strives to delve into her characters' thoughts, feelings, and true psychological motives. She does this based on their personalities, their pasts, and the societies in which they operate. Finding motives and helping people as they strive to solve the issues in their lives is no strange matter to Emily, who is also a trained social worker.
Emily Klein lives in Israel with her husband, two young daughters, and her little dog named Tofu.
The Draughtsman Damsel -Emily Klein
When Annabelle's father, the closest counsellor and architect to the Duke at Calais, is called back to the English court, his ten-year-old daughter Annabelle is torn from her home and from her best friend, the Duke's youngest son, Thomas, whom she swears she will one day wed.
Though forlorn and homesick, Annabelle grows up to be a sensitive, precocious damsel. She loves mathematics and drawing, but her aversion to the 'female arts' causes her to use her girlish trickery to avoid them. This risks her eligibility as a bride, and compromises others.
When her family's connection to the Duke diminishes, and the Duke's mental health falters, her parents are at their wits end about procuring a love match for her. Especially as all their efforts amount to naught, because of Annabelle's anxiety.
They are then torn with conflicting loyalties between the king, and the desperate, mad duke who now calls them back. Perhaps here lies the solution for their wayward daughter?
Pride, politics, madness, and falling unwittingly and unwillingly in love complicate matters to the point of disaster.
The Draughtsman Damsel is a compelling story of long-lasting love and age-transcending friendship. It is well-seasoned with politics and science, castles and knights, maidens and romance, and is set in medieval England and France.
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