Future Release: The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper

Release Date:  January 21, 2010

Katherine Ashley, the daughter of a poor country squire, happily secures an education and a place for herself in a noble household. But when Thomas Cromwell, a henchman for King Henry VIII, brings her to the royal court as a spy, Kat enters into a thrilling new world of the Tudor monarchs. Freed from a life of espionage by Cromwell’s downfall, Kat eventually befriends Anne Boleyn. As a dying favor to the doomed queen, Kat becomes governess and surrogate-mother to the young Elizabeth Tudor. Together they suffer bitter exile, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, barely escaping with their lives. But they do, and when Elizabeth is crowned, Kat continues to serve her, faithfully guarding all the queen’s secrets (including Elizabeth’s affair with the dashing Robert Dudley) . . . and ultimately emerging as the lifelong confidante and true mother-figure to Queen Elizabeth.



  1. ohhh that sounds yummy!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it :)

  2. Sounds interesting, and with a pretty cover! Want!

  3. Adding the wish list. I'll never, ever catch up.

  4. This looks good! I find that books about governesses and ladies-in-waiting (and all the side people of the royals) tell so much more about the monarch and the personal details of their lives. Looking forward to this one.

  5. This book looks interesting but I never seem to have good luck with the author. I will have to try again one of these days...

  6. Sounds like an interesting read, except for one little gripe. Cromwell outlived Anne Boleyn and was executed after letting the King down with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, consort of Cromwell's choosing. It seems Ms. Harper has taken a few liberties with some historical facts, not always a good idea.

  7. Looks like a really good one Amy!


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