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Praise for NAKED: A NOVEL OF LADY GODIVA

“Lady Godiva of Coventry gets a bold new retelling in Eliza Redgold’s Naked, which breathes new life into the story of the woman who would stop at nothing to protect her land and people. Look for this exciting new read in 2015.”  Romantic Times

“Redgold’s variation on this enticing legend is often lyrical and offers a satisfying blend of history, lore, and romance.” Booklist

“NAKED delivers far more than the famous ride of Lady Godiva. It’s a beautifully woven story of love, loyalty, and the determination of a young woman to protect her people and their way of life, no matter the price. Godiva is a wonderfully strong woman in an age of dangerous men, and in NAKED, she certainly meets her match!”  ~ Amalia Carosella (author of Helen of Sparta)

“You think you may know the story of Lady Godiva and her famous ride, but here’s the story you don’t know …”   ~ POPSUGAR 26 of the Hottest Reads This Summer

“With a pen name taken from Olde English, Redgold embarks on a wonderful, romantic retelling of the Lady Godiva legend. There is the colorful Anglo-Saxon backdrop, warriors, battles, peacemaking, desire, revenge and love — everything a fan of medieval romance could desire — plus a strong-willed heroine. Written with a lyrical lilt to her prose, Redgold adds realism to the myth and love to the lusty tale, allowing readers a glimpse into what might have been.” The British Weekly

“The tale of Lady Godiva is well known in legend and poetry, but many questions remained about just how her husband could demand she ride naked through the streets of Coventry. NAKED makes a credible and realistic explanation through excellent research and brilliant writing. Godiva and Leofric lived in harsh times, and this story presents an interesting interpretation to a long ago time.”  Romance Reviews Today, Perfect Ten Award

“Naked takes the old legend and turns it into a fresh and creative retelling with twists and turns that will capture your attention and take your breath away.” History from a Woman’s Perspective

“This is a wonderful story that I highly recommend for all historical buffs it brings the characters to life and to see the strength and passion for not only each other but their lands and the people they govern  … Don’t miss it.” ~ Historical Romance Reviews

“Eliza Redgold’s polished and romantic novel Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva brings both the era and the legend alive … Naked is the perfect book for someone looking for a story rich in historical details, featuring strong, earthy characters, fiery and passionate love scenes, and that all-important emotionally satisfying ending.” Reader to Reader

Naked” by Eliza Redgold brought alive the story and time period, weaving fiction and history together. … I would be interested in reading more works by Eliza Redgold, seeing her take on other historical tales.”  Night Owl Reviews 

“When I sat down to read Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva I did not think I would be closing the back cover a mere five hours later, but that is exactly what happened. From the second I started Eliza Redgold’s novel about the famous Lady Godiva I was hooked, and I could not put it down.” The Tipsy Verse

“Redgold offers an almost poetic style to her writing that entrances and engages you as a reader instantly. This in particular adds to the uniqueness of Naked as Redgold’s previous writing is far more contemporary in its styleWithin the novel, the presentation of history and politics of the time is such that though strongly emphasised it would neither inhibit readers unfamiliar with these angles nor would it be too simplistic for history buffs. The way Redgold has intertwined these aspects within the storytelling is compelling and skillful.” AusRom Today 

“I can’t even begin to express how much I loved Naked. It’s a story that went straight to my heart and it will always remain there. I can and will reread this book over and over again. I love Eliza Redgold’s beautiful writing, her heroic main character and her vivid descriptions. This story is special in so many ways. Eliza Redgold has made Lady Godiva come to life in such a fantastic way. She’s strong, she’s powerful, she can stand up for herself, she’s passionate and she stands for what she believes in while at the same time she’s vulnerable and is looking for love just like everyone else. In other words, she’s a great example and a lady to love.”  LibrarianLavender.com

“The inspirational story was a very interesting one that had plenty of room for the love story.”  Affaire De Coeur 

“Historical fiction lovers will love this take on this familiar story. The author puts a brand-new spin on an old favorite!”  A Bookish Affair

“I was mesmerized and intrigued by Lady Godiva.  I thought that Redgold really used her fame to develop an interesting and complex individual.  I also loved the first person narrative, it felt like a confidante sharing her story with me.  The story flew by and the rich details drew me into this time period and enlighted me on the many struggles that women had to face. I really enjoyed this story and am happy to say that Redgold does not disappoint in telling the story of this fascinating woman, Lady Godiva.” Book Nerd

“Redgold is exceptional at weaving the love story—not just between Godiva and her husband, Lord Leofric of Mercia—but her unwavering devotion to Coventry”. Please Pass the Books

“Redgold’s telling of the tale of a woman who rode naked on horseback through the center of town is a riveting journey filled with angst, emotion, sacrifice, danger, daring, finding one’s self and a great deal of vivid imagery that makes the medieval world come alive”. History Undressed

“You’ll be hooked within the first chapter as this author captures the time period, the historical characters and how they would have acted, as well as providing a concise detail of all the things that happened before Lady Godiva took that famous ride.” Bookish Lifestyle

“Lyrical prose and rich description sets apart Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva as an historical novel of note. Eliza Redgold’s distinctive writing style paints a stunning portrait of Lady Godiva, a woman who rose above the challenges and restrictions of her time to defend her people and land”. The Blurb

“What an absolutely wonderful take on the legendary ride of Lady Godiva!” ~ Romantic Historical Reviews

“Godiva and Leofric comes alive in perfect detail in this story of love, loyalty, passion and betrayal. But what really shone throughout the story, for me, was the wonderfully evocative phrasing which the author uses to such great advantage and which evokes such a feeling of completeness”. JaffaReadsToo

Interview with Eliza Redgold by New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney on Word Wenches

10 questions with historical fiction author: Eliza Redgold ~ The Examiner

Australian Academic’s inspiring Coventry visit leads to Godiva novel ~ The Coventry Observer

Listen to Eliza Redgold’s interview with the BBC Coventry

 

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