By Anne Clinard Barnhill
A sweeping story of sexual seduction and intrigue on the courtroom of Henry VIII, At the Mercy of the Queen is a wealthy and dramatic debut old approximately Madge Shelton, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn.
At the blameless age of fifteen, woman Margaret Shelton arrives on the court docket of Henry VIII and speedy turns into the confidante of her cousin, Queen Anne Boleyn. yet she quickly unearths herself drawn into the perilous net of Anne's ambition.
Desperate to carry onto the king's waning affection, Anne schemes to have him take her guileless younger cousin as mistress, making sure her husband's new paramour will owe her loyalty to the queen. yet Margaret has fallen deeply in love with a good-looking younger courtier. She is confronted with a poor predicament: provide herself to the king and betray the affection of her existence or refuse to turn into his mistress and jeopardize the lifetime of the her cousin, Queen Anne.
"A stunningly engrossing and speedy learn; historic fiction readers will grasp it up and shout, ‘Thank you!'"—Library Journal (starred review)
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