The Morning Gift is set in Saxon times in Wessex. It is currently around 75k words and is in its first edit.
Cate is the beautiful only daughter of a wealthy landowner and she falls in love with Oswald a viking and son of her father’s enemy. The two young lovers are together only briefly before Cate realises that she cannot put Oswald’s life at risk through his love for her. She enters the Abbey in Shaftesbury where she is blackmailed by a wicked nun, Conventine. Cate’s friend, village urchin and tomboy Eva helps her to be reunited with Oswald.