The King's Damsel
In the fifth novel in Kate Emerson's highly acclaimed Secrets of the Tudor Court series, a young gentlewoman catches King Henry the Eighth's roving eye. Handmaid. Spy. Mistress. Anxious to secure his own success at the glittering court of Henry VIII, heiress Tamsin Lodge's ambitious guardian obtains her a position as maid of honor to young Princess Mary Tudor. Tamsin soon comes to love the neglected child, but in the Tudor court, not even a princess is secure. Mary's father is besotted with the lovely Anne Boleyn, and the girl's future has grown perilous. Plotting to be Mary's eyes and ears, Tamsin joins Anne's service, but the handsome silk worker who is her co-conspirator may be her undoing. While marriage with a merchant is unthinkable, she cannot resist Rafe Pinckney's embraces. When Tamsin also attracts the lusty Henry, she must choose between loyalty and desire. . . . With Anne's jealousy growing dangerous, can Tamsin survive the schemes and seductions that surround her?
- Paperback | 346 pages
- 132.08 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
- 07 Aug 2012
- Gallery Books
- New York, United States
- Maps; Illustrations, black and white
"Sparked by an actual letter written by a Spanish ambassador in 1534, Emerson creates a believable scenario rich in accurate detail where her fictional Thomasine strolls comfortably next to real-life figures." --Publishers Weekly
About Kate Emerson
Kate Emerson, an expert in all things Tudor, is the author of the Secrets of the Tudor Court series: The Pleasure Palace, Between Two Queens, By Royal Decree, and At the King's Pleasure. She lives in Wilton, Maine.