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Timeline

By Sarah | December 13, 2019

A Pawn for a King by Sarah Hinze Historical Timeline (true events) Many of you who have read A Pawn for a King have asked for more information concerning what characters are authentic and the true story line of Ada’s life. Hugh Gifford and his wife, Alexander St. Martin and his family are authentic people…

Finding Ada

By Sarah | November 21, 2019

In the summer of 2015, I encouraged my husband Brent to join me in returning to the British Isles.  He agreed. After a few weeks in London, we flew to Inverness, Scotland, located so far north in the Scottish Highlands that it was not yet fully dark when we landed at 11PM. We were picked up…

My Writing Journey

By Sarah | October 31, 2019

My journey to know Countess Ada de Warenne began several years ago when my good friend Charlene, a professional genealogist, agreed to my request and took my old box of family history to her home to put it into some reasonable order. She returned several weeks later, having done extensive research into my family line. With…

Marriages in William the Lion’s Family

By Sarah | September 25, 2019

by Helen Robertson, Scottish Historian If Sarah’s line does come down through Isabel (William the Lion’s daughter) who married Robert de Ros in 1191, then her line is not through Ermengarde but through William’s mistress (also Isabel) the daughter of Robert de Avenel, Lord of Wark and Tweed. In 1183, Isabel, William’s natural (or illegitimate daughter) – married Robert de Brus (Third Lord of Annandale).  Robert died…

A Pawn for a King is now available!

By Sarah | September 9, 2019

A Pawn for a KingAda de Warenne 1123-1178 Queen Mother to the Kings of Scots Available at Amazon.com (Sept 2019) A pawn in a game of battling kingdoms, Ada de Warenne’s powerful enemies work against her and Prince Henry mac David of Scotland. From the moment she and Henry are kidnapped weeks after they’re wed,…

New Book Trailer for A Pawn for a King

By Sarah | July 13, 2019

Virginia Governor Advocates Murder of Newborns

By Sarah H. | February 3, 2019

I am a person who is concerned about all creatures, but on January 30th, the irony in the news was so disturbing to me, I had to post a response. I may be banned by what I am going to say, but here it goes. With the record breaking cold temperatures, there is a call…

Have you heard of IANDS-International Association for Near Death Studies?

By Sarah H. | March 22, 2017

On the morning of Feb 24, I flew from Phoenix to Salt Lake City at the invitation of IANDS Utah.  IANDS stands for International Association for Near Death Studies and IANDS Utah is the largest local organization in the U.S. (Each group is independent of the international organization and operates separately.) I was in London,…

New Book Available – Memories of Heaven

By Sarah H. | February 26, 2017

I am so excited to bring forward a new book, Memories of Heaven: Together with the Hymn of the Pearl by Thomas the Apostle. Twenty years in the making, it has been a joyful labor of love to present such richly detailed accounts of those who retain memories of heaven, interspersed with quotes and texts from Plato to…

We are going back to London, England

By Sarah | July 17, 2016

Last summer Brent and I decided it was time for a trip of a lifetime.  We traveled to London, England, a city I have adored from my many years of reading Charles Dickens novels.  The beauty of the city, the architecture, the history and the velvet green countryside literally took my breathe away.  London is…