Hi! Welcome to my author website where you can find the latest news, views and reviews of my historical fiction novel, The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives. 

My novel chronicles the epoch-making adventures of the great (real-life) Spanish humanist and converso, Juan Luis Vives as he flees the Inquisition for the Tudor court of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

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Glowing Reviews

Tim Darcy Ellis wrote such an exceptional novel. I read previous reviews and decided to give it a try - the reviews are right, this novel is a well defined masterpiece.
This is a stunningly vivid tapestry of lives and events, as carefully woven together in this book, as they were precariously entwined in reality.
Tim Darcy Ellis is an excellent historical writer with a very strong educated background that has allowed this novel to depict the odd times of Tudor England accurately.
As a first-hand account of life in the sixteenth-century, Tim Darcy Ellis’ novel more than satisfies, but ‘The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives’ is so much more than just a piece of historical fiction—it’s an engaging story that should appeal to fans of nearly any sub-genre of fiction.
Tim Ellis' novel takes you on an amazing time travel into another era. His words are truly captivating, it's like you're inside Juan Luis Vives' head; yet the difference in time does not alienate today's reader, but gives you an appreciation of that century.
This was a captivating read that had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of intriguing moments that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique.