Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England (Paperback)

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As Stephen Long steps ashore in England one gray dawn in May 1581, he wonders how many more Catholics will have to die to make Queen Elizabeth feel secure. Involuntarily, he trembles at the thought that soon he may be numbered among them.

For in the days ahead, each time Stephen hears confession or celebrates Mass, he commits yet another act of high treason against the British Crown, for which Queen Elizabeth's swift penalty is gruesome torture and painful death. As Stephen hastens to find shelter away from that open beach, he struggles not only with fear but with doubt, as well: "Is my mission foolish? Am I nothing more than fresh meat for the queen's butchers?"

In the light of that same gray dawn, just a few miles north, a heartbroken Caroline Wingate lies awake in her unhappy marriage bed, wrestling with thoughts of a different -- perhaps crueler -- martyrdom.

Although from her earliest years Caroline has known herself to be called to clois

About the Author

Dena Hunt taught English at the University of New Orleans until her conversion to Christianity in 1984. Following her reception into the Roman Catholic Church, she returned to her native Georgia and taught in rural high schools for the next twenty years. It was not until after her retirement and a pilgrimage to England in 2006 that she started writing. Since then, she has published many short stories, essays, and reviews in print and online. Treason is her first full-length novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933184920
ISBN-10: 1933184922
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English