Valerie Anand is a British author of historical fiction who also writes under the pen name of Fiona Buckley. Under the name of Fiona, she writes historical mysteries in the Ursula Blanchard series.

One thing that Valerie is known for is her belief in the innoncence of King Richard III in the Princess in the Tower saga. She first delivered this theory in her novel Crown of Roses where she makes the point that John Alcock remained on good terms with the king which is not something that you would expect him to do if he believed that he murdered one of his former students.

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Publication Order of Bridges Over Time Books

The Proud Villeins (1990)Description / Buy at
The Ruthless Yeomen (1991)Description / Buy at
Women of Ashdon (1993)Description / Buy at
The Faithful Lovers (1994)Description / Buy at
The Cherished Wives (1996)Description / Buy at
The Dowerless Sisters (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Exmoor Saga Books

The House Of Lanyon (2007)Description / Buy at
The House of Allerbrook (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Ursula Blanchard Books

(as Fiona Buckley)

The Robsart Mystery / To Shield the Queen (1997)Description / Buy at
The Doublet Affair (1998)Description / Buy at
Queen's Ransom (2000)Description / Buy at
To Ruin a Queen (2000)Description / Buy at
Queen of Ambition (2001)Description / Buy at
A Pawn for a Queen (2002)Description / Buy at
The Fugitive Queen (2003)Description / Buy at
The Siren Queen (2004)Description / Buy at
Queen Without a Crown (2012)Description / Buy at
Queen's Bounty (2012)Description / Buy at
A Rescue for a Queen (2013)Description / Buy at
A Traitor's Tears (2014)Description / Buy at
A Perilous Alliance (2015)Description / Buy at
The Heretic's Creed (2016)Description / Buy at
A Deadly Betrothal (2017)Description / Buy at
The Reluctant Assassin (2018)Description / Buy at
A Web of Silk (2019)Description / Buy at
The Scent of Danger (2020)Description / Buy at
Forest of Secrets (2021)Description / Buy at
Golden Cargoes (2022)Description / Buy at
Shadow of Spain (2022)Description / Buy at
The Net of Steel (2023)Description / Buy at
To Seize a Queen (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Norman Quartet Books

Gildenford (1977)Description / Buy at
The Norman Pretender (1979)Description / Buy at
The Disputed Crown (1982)Description / Buy at
King of the Wood (1988)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

To a Native Shore (1984)Description / Buy at
Crown of Roses (1989)Description / Buy at
West of Sunset (1992)Description / Buy at
Late Harvest (As: Fiona Buckley) (2016)Description / Buy at

If You Like Valerie Anand/Fiona Buckley Books, You’ll Love…

The Reluctant Assassin is one of the more popular books in the Ursula Blanchard Mystery series. This book takes place in March of 1581 when Queen Elizabeth is being urged to marry the Duke of Alençon, a French Catholic twenty years her junior. The mere idea of the union is causing unrest in the kingdom. With all this going on, Ursula Blanchard has her own problems as her 9-year-old son was snatched away while out riding. Ursula needs to get her son back and she will have to undertake a difficult mission to get him back that involves committing an act of high treason. Will she able to rely on her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth, for help? Or will she be on her own?

Under her own name, Valerie is the author of The House Of Lanyon. The book follows two ambitious families who are occupying the same soil that leads to a bitter feud between the families that will last generations. Richard Lanyon now works on the Sweetwater family farms and he carries a bitter resentment for them that is legendary. He has a drive to succeed, but he knows he can’t do it without a strong woman by his side. He settles for Liza Weaver, who settles for him, and the two harbor broken hearts, lost dreams and unspoken secrets that could tear their family and everything that Richard has worked for apart.

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