Praise for A Woman’s Lot…

“It’s a great tribute to Carolyn’s wonderful writing and her ability to recreate the era and its people that I slipped back in time quite effortlessly, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.” @Williams13Anne (

This second novel builds on the story, taking it in fascinating new directions. The author manages the tricky task of writing a novel which is both historically accurate and very readable.” Amazon customer

“A treat for all the senses…totally …true to its time and setting…” and “An excellent, a real page-turner with a strong narrative drive, and plenty of twists and turns, shocks and surprises along the way.” @Williams13Anne (

“…violence and love, rural ritual and religious fervour, farm practice and fashion continue to enrich a glorious tapestry of middle age life in a tiny, well drawn community in central Hampshire. I cannot wait for the next volume to appear” Goodreads reviewer

Social, political and familial threads that weave in and out are incredibly absorbing and so convincing”…..“I didn’t so much feel as if I were reading about mediaeval England as actually experiencing it first hand”…..“[Carolyn’s] ability to create a realistic and still totally accessible world is outstanding”…..“a crackingly good read@Lindahill50Hill (

“…a thoroughly enjoyable slice of 14th century life, and I hope there are many more tales to be told of the folks of Meonbridge.” Goodreads reviewer

“I absolutely adored this book. Readers will find themselves lost in the characters and invested in the outcomes for them. I need book 3 now!” @BrookCottageBks (

“Another fantastic piece of completely immersive historical fiction from Carolyn Hughes…I’ll definitely be at the front of the queue for her next book.” @thebookmagnet (

“Authentic, absorbing, immersive” @Cathy_A_J (

“…an impressive illustration of life in a medieval village.” Goodreads reviewer

A Woman’s Lot by Carolyn Hughes has received a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award. “Ms.Hughes’ writing style is beautiful and rich, and the dialogue is very well done. I certainly felt I was right there.” Pauline Barclay, Founder of Chill with a Book Awards (

This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review: “The detail is superbly researched with the minutiae of everyday life almost on a level with being on a par with a documentary or non-fiction book” Helen Hollick, founder #DDRevs (

Gold Medal winner in the Coffee Pot Book Club Awards 2021 for Historical Fiction Medieval. “This book exceeded all my expectations. I did not read this story. I lived it!” @maryanneyarde at The Coffee Pot Book Club

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