Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality. And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary. . .
Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is helping to lay the groundwork to overthrow Mary and bring Elizabeth to power. But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family. With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde--a Spanish soldier of fortune--can help Isabel. Now with England's future at stake, Isabel risks all to change the course of history. . .
Praise for The Queen's Lady
"Swiftly draws you into the tumult of Renaissance England. . .a big, fast-paced novel that won't let you down. I loved it!" --Diane Haeger
"Weaves a fast-paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history." --Judith Merkle Riley
"Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable." --Ellen Jones