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Book Spotlight: Betrothal and Betrayal by Janet McGriffin


Book Spotlight Betrothal and Betrayal by Janet McGriffin

Book Spotlight

Betrothal and Betrayal by Janet McGriffin

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Today I'm part of a virtual book tour organised by The Write Reads for Betrothal and Betrayal by Janet McGriffin. The tour for ‘Betrothal and Betrayal' will run from 15th - 24th January 2024. 

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Publisher: Scotland Street Press

Length: 250 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Age Category: YA

Date Published: August 1st 2023


Book synopsis for Betrothal and Betrayal by Janet McGriffin 

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Seventeen-year-old Thekla needs her quick wits and knife to track down her betrothed, a soldier who has left her at the altar for the third time. Elias the monk travels with her to Constantinople where she meets Irini of Athens, an extraordinarily beautiful orphan her same age who has been brought by powerful Emperor Constantine to marry his son, Co-Emperor Leon. The two women join forces to survive this vigorous capital of the Roman Empire of the East which is rocked by religious and political strife. But will Thekla help the ambitious and ruthless Irini of Athens find the power that she craves?

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About the author

About the author 

Janet McGriffin author of Betrothal and Betrayal

Janet McGiffin divides her time between her apartment in Manhattan, her family in Washington State, and her friends in Athens, Greece. She was born in Fairfield, Iowa into a newspaper family and learned to write copy as a teenager by writing obituaries for the Ellensburg Daily Record in Washington state. After university, she worked for the Milwaukee Health Department where she gained first-hand knowledge for her best-selling mystery series published by Fawcett Press, NY, featuring Doctor Maxine St. Clair, an ER doctor in an inner-city hospital. She worked as a press officer for the Washington state senate, then moved to Athens, Greece where she wrote grant proposals for small non-profit women’s organizations in Mediterranean countries. She also wrote a humor column for the Athens News newspaper with field archaeologist Adrian Vrettos, wrote two English language easy readers for Cambridge University Press, UK, and a series of hiking articles for She researched her Byzantine-era Empress Irini Series through extensive travel in Greece, followed by six months of research at the Bodleian libraries in Oxford, England. She enjoys hiking in Greece, England, Wales, and Scotland.

Instagram: @janetmcgiffinauthor

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