The Queen's Secret

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Berkley Books, 2013 - Fiction - 394 pages
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In the court of Queen Elizabeth I, romance and intrigue could cost you more than your heart… It could cost you your head.

July, 1575: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, arrives at Kenilworth Castle—home of Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Leicester, who has long had ambitions to marry the Queen, knows this may be his very last chance to persuade her to marry him. Toward this end, the hopeful earl has organized a lavish week of music, dancing, and fireworks.

Despite his attachment to the Queen and his driving ambition to be her King, Leicester is unable to resist the seductive wiles of Lettice, wife of the Earl of Essex—and the queen's own cousin. Soon whispers of their relationship start spreading through the court. Enraged by their growing intimacy, Elizabeth employs Lucy Morgan, a young African singer and court entertainer, to spy on the adulterous lovers.

But Lucy, who was raised by a spy in London, uncovers far more than she bargains for. For someone at Kenilworth is plotting to kill the queen. No longer able to tell friend from foe, it is soon not only the queen who is in mortal danger—but Lucy herself…

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Elizabeth I, Queen of England, arrives at Kenilworth Castle amid pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities, laid on by the Earl of Leicester. The hopeful Earl knows this is his very last chance ... Read full review

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“Who would have thought the orphaned daughter of a Moorish slave could find such favour at the English court?” Lucy Morgan, a young Moorish singer, finds herself catapulted into the Queen’s favour at ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Victoria Lamb is the daughter of the acclaimed and prolific historical novelist Charlotte Lamb. The Queen's Secret is her fiction debut, and the first in a planned trilogy of novels set in the court of Elizabeth I.

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