Historical Fiction Book of the Year

2017 saw the fulfilment of my dream to see my debut novel published. I had the pleasure and excitement to see it climb up in the Amazon bestseller charts, and most especially, hear what readers had to say about it. I think that was my biggest excitement this year, knowing that people were reading my novel and losing themselves in the world I had created.

Which is why I am entirely thrilled to be awarded the 2017 Coffee Pot Award for Historical Fiction Book of the Year. I share this year’s award with another Endeavour Press author, Johanna Craven, author of The Devil And the Deep Blue Sea. To be selected by a reader, and a historical fantasy author, as one of the top historical fiction reads of the year is outstanding!

Thank you to Mary Anne Yarde of Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots for this award. I’m very honoured! To read the 2017 Coffee Pot Award announcement, click here. If you want to read Mary Anne’s review of Traitor’s Knot, click here.

About Traitor’s Knot


England 1650: Civil War has given way to an uneasy peace in the year since Parliament executed King Charles I.

Royalist officer James Hart refuses to accept the tyranny of the new government, and to raise funds for the restoration of the king’s son, he takes to the road as a highwayman.

Elizabeth Seton has long been shunned for being a traitor’s daughter. In the midst of the new order, she risks her life by sheltering fugitives from Parliament in a garrison town. But her attempts to rebuild her life are threatened, first by her own sense of injustice, then by falling in love with the dashing Hart.

The lovers’ loyalty is tested through war, defeat and separation. James must fight his way back to the woman he loves, while Elizabeth will do anything to save him, even if it means sacrificing herself.

Traitor’s Knot is a sweeping tale of love and conflicted loyalties set against the turmoil of the English Civil War.

Traitor’s Knot is published by Endeavour Media and is available in eBook and paperback through Amazon.


  1. Many congratulations, Cryssa. Richly deserved.

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    1. Thank you so much!


  2. Michele Bussieres

    Congratulations Cryssa – wonderful recognition for a great book! Wishing you even more success in 2018👏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much!


  3. Congratulations Cryssa, you must be thrilled!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! I really am!


  4. aimeelamb

    CONGRATULATIONS.  Always love reading your blogs, twitters etc. Jacquie Burt aka Aimee Lamd

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you on both counts! I really appreciate that!


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