Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wishlist Wednesday


I am delighted to be part of wishlist Wednesday which is hosted by Dani at pen to paper

 





The idea is to post about one book each week that has been on your wishlist for some time, or maybe just added.

So what do you need to do to join in?

Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.

Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.

Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.

Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of her post.

Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.



My Wishlist Wednesday Book 
is 
The Queen's Secret 
by 
Victoria lamb

The Queen's Secret
Bantam Press (16 Feb 2012)





Synopsis from Goodreads


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 to persuade the Queen to marry him.
Yet 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 soon whispers of their relationship start spreading through the court.
Enraged by the adulterous lovers' growing intimacy, Elizabeth employs Lucy Morgan, a young black singer and court entertainer, to spy on the couple. But Lucy, who was raised by a spy in London, uncovers far more than she bargains for.
For someone at Kenilworth that summer 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.


I've long been enamoured of the "did they, or didn't they" aspect to the passionate love story between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley.

Were they were lovers...?

I have my doubts but their relationship really catches my imagination and I enjoy well written novels about the time they spent together.

I am sure that  I will get a copy of this before too long !!



2 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this book! I hope you get to read it very soon.

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  2. Thanks Lindsay - I'm sure I will find it's way onto my book shelf very soon. Glad to know that you enjoyed it so much !!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.