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
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 !!