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The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle

The Queen's Lady (original 1994; edition 2008)

by Barbara Kyle

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Title:The Queen's Lady
Authors:Barbara Kyle
Info:Kensington (2008), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 500 pages
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The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle (1994)



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can't review til i've read it. making that determination soon.
  winterslights | Jun 12, 2016 |
The story line is what makes this book compelling. It tells the story of a girl who was a ward of Sir Thomas More, a deeply religious man but who persecuted heretics, those who dared to read a bible and follow the new trend from Martin Luther. The character arranged for these new believers to escape. The quality of the story telling was a little boring.

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  CathyWacksman | Apr 24, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book. I loved all the secretive stuff going on and the interactions between Honor and Thornleigh. It was great to see a woman in Tudor times fighting for something she believes in. I highly recommend it! ( )
  Desilu42 | Aug 1, 2013 |
This was such a phenomenal book. I can't say enough good about it. It was completely (to my knowledge) historically accurate, it was entertaining, it was intriguing, enthralling, infuriating. I nearly through this book through a window at about the 4/5 mark, and it remained there for three days while I fumed. Any book that can elicit that kind of violent physical reaction and still be so loved deserves a maxed out 5 stars! ( )
  frozenplums | May 3, 2013 |
Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, The Queen's Lady provides the reader with great insight into the major figures and events of Tudor England. I was amazed at Barbara Kyle's proficiency in the use of language and detail that made this story jump off the page. An enjoyable story and a job well done.
Patti Sheehy, author
The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom
To be released by Oceanview Publishing June 4, 2013 ( )
  pattisheehy | Mar 4, 2013 |
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London, 1527. Marry or serve: for Honor Larke, the choice is clear. Unwilling to perish of boredom as an obedient wife, she leaves the home of her ward to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII's court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch-and when to act . . . Angered by the humiliation heaped upon her mistress as Henry cavorts with Anne Boleyn and presses Rome for a divorce, Honor volunteers to carry letters to the Queen's allies. It's a risky game, but Honor is confident-until she's proven wrong by dashing courtier Richard Thornleigh-a man who awakens her heart, and who also has something to hide . . . Swept into a tide of intrigue and danger that stretches across Europe, the Queen's lady is about to learn everything: about pride, passion, greed-and the conscience of the King . . . "Weaves a fast-paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history". -Judith Merkle Riley"Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable". -Ellen Jones"Riveting, heady, glorious, inspired". -Susan Wiggs Includes a Reading Group Guide!

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Born just as the violent overthrow of the Catholic Church begins in 1527 Tudor England, Honor Larke is alternately pulled and pushed by her conscience: she wants to save heretics from burning, but desires to see her once beloved guardian, Thomas More, punished for his reforming ways. Meanwhile, Erasmus, Catherine of Aragon, Henry Tudor, Anne Boleyn and More himself charm, pummel and sweep their way through history. Fully grown, Honor meets and employs Thomas Thornleigh, a merchant and courtier who she vastly misjudges, at first. Firsthand experience with the horrors of persecution on both sides forces Honor into an unusual decision of where to put her faith.… (more)

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