(b. Hampshire, 1931) trained as a nurse and midwife. Her career in midwifery was interrupted only by marriage, a move to Manchester and the birth of her two daughters. She retired in 1991 and now lives in Suffolk.
An avid reader and scribbler since childhood, she first began to approach her writing seriously when, following the death of her husband in 1983, she took a correspondence course, as a result of which she enjoyed modest successes with articles and short stories. In 1992, using her midwifery background, she successfully submitted a medical romance to Harlequin Mills & Boon. This novel won that year’s RNA New Writer’s Award and she went on to publish six more medical romances, all under her married name of Margaret Holt.
A long-held desire to develop into a mainstream writer has now been fulfilled.
Titles: A Child’s Voice Calling, A Child At The Door, A Carriage For The Midwife, A Child of Her Time, For Love of Lily, Nights On, Nights Off (Century),The Tailor’s Daughter; The Unchanging Heart (Severn House), The Carpenter’s Children (Allison & Busby), Strangers and Pilgrims, Every Noble Knight ((Severn House Large Print) Writing as Maggie Holt: A Nurse At War (Arrow)
Every Noble Knight
A young knight must ward off temptation, if he is to marry his true love . . . 1355. When seventeen-year-old Wulfstan Wynstede is chosen to join the army of his greatest hero, Prince Edward, later known as the Black Prince, he distinguishes himself but sustains a bad injury at the Battle of Poitiers. Receiving a knighthood and returning to Berkhamsted Castle, England, Wulfstan falls in love with Beulah, a pretty, devout girl, but her father demands a formal betrothal for four years before they can marry. Can their love sustain them or will Wulfstan be led astray by the many temptations that face a young knight?