Self-Published Saturday/Countess Jacqueline

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Today I want to bring to your attention again a great author, Gail Meath, who writes historical fiction, often about great and accomplished women who are not as well known in history. Countess Jacqueline of Holland, leader and warrior, is the Subject of Meath’s book, Countess Jacqueline. See my review below.

Countess Jacqueline by Gail Meath is a prize-winning historical romance based upon the life of the real Countess Jacqueline of Holland, who ruled the counties of Holland, Zeeland, and Hainut in the Low Countries (Netherlands) from 1417 to 1433. The book opens with Jacqueline as a young girl whose father is already trying to arrange her marriage to secure his kingdom. Fiercely independent and an excellent horsewoman and archer, she resists marriage as long as she can. After the death of her father, politics come into play as another heir demands her title and her lands. Jacqueline fights for her lands and her people, making mistakes along the way, and possibly finding the love of her life.

This is a very well written novel by Gail Meath, who weaves together a captivating story by combining both real and fictional characters to create a spellbinding saga. The true story of Jacqueline’s life, battles, and marriages, and her love of and dedication to her people is amazing, and Meath expertly adds perfectly placed characters and storylines. She brings the Countess, her passion for Holland, and the way of life in that era alive on the page, and her meticulous research of the period is obvious. Readers will become immersed in Jacqueline’s life in 1400s Holland and feel as if they are there. Fans of historical fiction and romance will enjoy this book. 

I downloaded a copy of this book on Kindle Unlimited, where members can read it for free.


Gail Meath

Award-winning author Gail Meath writes historical romance novels that will whisk you away to another time and place in history where you will meet fascinating characters, both fictional and real, who will capture your heart and soul. Meath loves writing about little or unknown people, places and events in history, rather than relying on the typical stories and settings. 

The subgenres of her books vary from action-packed westerns, plot twisting murder mysteries and biographies of powerful women who defied the strict rules of society fighting for the freedom of their countries. Her romances may exclude steamy sexual scenes, yet the intensity between heroine and hero will satisfy your deepest fantasies. 

Outside of writing, she spends loads of time with her husband, children and grandchildren. 







Amazon *Kindle Unlimited Subscribers can read it for free.

Link to Gail Meath’s Website

Link to my Amazon review


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7 thoughts on “Self-Published Saturday/Countess Jacqueline”

  1. Thank you Bonnie for another great review and for bringing the spotlight on this wonderful book and author.

    I have read Countess Jacqueline earlier this year. It is a beautifully written historical fiction and non fiction novel. A captivating read. Gail has perfectly captured the era. She is a gifted writer matched by her research skills.

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