Offers a satisfying blend of history, lore & romance.
~ Booklist

Excellent research and brilliant writing. Perfect ten Award.
~ Romance Reviews Today

Stands out…Highly recommended.
~ Historical Novel Society

A romantic …

Eliza Redgold is an author and ‘romantic academic’. Her natural pen name is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold.

Her bestselling historical fiction includes her Ladies of Legend trilogy, starting with NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva released internationally by St Martin’s Press, New York.

Her historical romances are published by Harlequin Historical, London (Harper Collins). They include the Amazon Victorian romance and W.H. Smith historical romance bestseller Playing the Duke’s Mistress, Enticing Benedict Cole, The Scandalous Suffragette and The Master’s New Governess. They have been translated into multiple languages including Italian, German, Danish, Polish, Czech and Swedish, and are available worldwide.

An academic …

Elizabeth Reid Boyd PhD is an author and academic in gender studies and love studies. She has written on Love Studies for The Conversation, about her experience as a ‘romantic academic’ in The Guardian and her work on moral imagination has been published by the World Economic Forum.

She is co-editor of Contemporary Love Studies in the Arts and Humanities: What’s Love got to do with It? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023). She teaches interpersonal skills (affectionately known as Heart Skills) and writing therapy in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University and is a co-founder of the #Love@ECU Love Studies Research Network.

Her non-fiction book from Skyhorse Publishing, New York The Secrets of Mindful Beauty with her daughter Dr Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd was international bestseller on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes.

Elizabeth is also the author of the Spiritual Aristocracy series. She loves to hear from readers (especially their Aristocratic Archetypes) so do Take the Quiz to discover yours!


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Eliza Redgold and Elizabeth Reid Boyd are both represented by the one and only Joelle Delbourgo Associates.