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IN THE WINTER OF 1535, fourteen-year-old Kate Carey wants to escape her family home. She thinks her life will be so much better with Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife and the aunt she idolises. Little does Kate know that by going to attend Anne Boleyn she will discover love and a secret that will shake the very foundations of her identity. An attendant to Anne Boleyn, Kate is also swept up in events that see her witness her aunt’s darkest days. By the time winter ends, Kate will be changed forever.



The Light in the Labyrinth, published by Metropolis Ink,  will be available in paperback, Kindle, and epub.

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A Queen fights for her life.

A King denies his heart and soul.

A girl faces her true identity.

All things must come to an end—all things but love.

“…The Light in the Labyrinth is quite the read – no matter the age of the reader. And yes, thanks to Kate, a new voice has been added to the well-known haunting melody – a voice that mellows and matures as the story evolves and yet retains a touch of bittersweet innocence right to the bloody, inevitable end.” – Anna Belfrage for The Review.

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“It is exactly the type of novel that draws youth into a life-long love of history”. -QAB Book Review

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“I will be passing this novel on to my 14 year-old daughter and will be heartily recommending it to friends, family and anyone who loves a good historical novel. It is the perfect first historical fiction read for the teen in your life, but make sure you read it too!” ~ Claire Ridgway of The Anne Boleyn Files.

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Amazon reviews:


5 Stars! The Light in the Labyrinth is a beautifully written book: a gem ~ Lara Salzano, avid Tudor reader . 

5 stars! A really great read which did not seem like a young adult novel to me at all - Kathleen Ingram “Historical Mystery Reader.”

5 Stars! Dunn has written a book that will delight readers of all ages! ~ AvidReader.


This is a lovely book. It’s beautifully written and makes history accessible to young adults in an engaging and interesting way. The book is satisfying on all kinds of levels. It brings history alive and validates for girls stepping into a woman’s role that they’re not alone as they wrestle with issues that women and girls have confronted through the ages, mainly love,and their place in a world controlled by men ~ History Lover.

“Lively, touching and vivid, this novel offers a fresh and unusual perspective on one of history’s most well-known stories, the downfall of Anne Boleyn, by telling it through the eyes of young Kate Carey, Anne’s niece” ~ Sophie Masson.


The Light in the Labyrinth is more than a historical novel, is a sublime character reconstruction of Anne Boleyn: http://revistamito.com/libros-de-septiembre/



Dear Heart, How Like You This?


A woman who sees her destiny as England‘s Queen.

A King who destroys what he no longer wants.

A poet’s love that will never be forgotten.











May, 1536. The poet Sir Thomas Wyatt, released from imprisonment in the Tower of London, is in his father’s custody. From almost the beginning of his life, Tom has loved his cousin Anne Boleyn, content to sit at her feet while she sang her love songs to another, if doing so gave him just a moment in her company. Now he is heartsick and despairing, having witnessed her juridical murder by Henry VIII. Only wanting to escape from the recent memories now rending his heart, Tom recounts his story, a story which narrates too the tragic tale of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.

Dear Heart, How Like You This? ~ “Seriously one of the best books
ever written about Anne Boleyn.”

Awarded the 2003 Glyph Award for best fiction and 1st runner up in the 2004 Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction. 



Dear Heart, How Like You This? is available as a kindle book at amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

Glyph Award 2003 ABPA Dear Heart How Like You This

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