The Queen's Governess

The Queen's Governess

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The national bestselling author of Mistress Shakespeare delivers the epic tale of Elizabeth I's most trusted companion-a commoner who lived among royals...

Katherine Ashley, the clever, beguiling daughter of a poor country beekeeper, catches the attention of powerful, ambitious Thomas Cromwell-henchman for King Henry VIII. Cromwell secures for Kat a place in the royal court, but as a reluctant spy. Plunged into a treacherous game of shifting alliances, Kat is entrusted by Anne Boleyn to protect her daughter, Elizabeth. In the face of exile, assassination attempts, imprisonment, and a romantic flirtation that could cost the young princess dearly, Kat will risk everything-even her own secret love-for her bright, clever Elizabeth.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.
ISBN: 9780451232069
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,24 cm.


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samdog123 Mar 24, 2014

Karen Harper writes really good historical fiction and wrote an excellent mystery series based on the character, Ursula Blanchard, set in Tudor times. This particular title deals with Elizabeth I and her rise to the throne. Kat Ashley was the tutor and companion during Elizabeth's formative years. Reading about the Tudor times is a good reminder of what folks did without modern technology--they schemed and plotted! Elizabeth went through many hard times before she took the throne and these all contributed to make her a good ruler. Well done.

May 10, 2013

Intrigue, mystery and love. As well, a lesson in old English life. Love it.

Mar 24, 2011

Another very readable Historical Fiction from Karen Harper - I am looking for more from her :)

Aug 11, 2010

I enjoyed this book. Since some of it is based on fact, it makes the whole story more interesting. It was quite fast paced for an historical novel. A good read.

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