2012 Release: The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd

The second book in Sandra Byrd's Ladies in Waiting series, The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, is slated for release on June 5, 2012!

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A rich alchemy of fact and fiction, the Ladies in Waiting series chronicles the glittering court lives of three Tudor Queens and the women chosen to be their closest friends and companions. Each book envelopes the reader in sweeping romance, heartwarming and heartbreaking circumstances, and heroines who choose lives worth risking all for.

Book #1, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn was published on August 9, 2011 and book #3, Queen of Hearts: A Novel of Elizabeth I will be published in 2013.

by Sandra Byrd

Publication Date:  June 5, 2012 | Howard Books | 352p


The author of To Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII, as a young woman is caught between love and honor.

Juliana St. John is the daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough. Though her family wants her to marry the son of her father’s business partner, circumstances set her on a course toward the court of Henry VIII and his last wife, Kateryn Parr.

Sir Thomas Seymour, uncle of the current heir, Prince Edward, returns to Wiltshire to tie up his business with Juliana’s father’s estate and sees instantly that she would fit into the household of the woman he loves, Kateryn Parr. Her mother agrees to have her placed in the Parr household for “finishing” and Juliana goes, though perhaps reluctantly. For she knows a secret. She has been given the gift of prophecy, and in one of her visions she has seen Sir Thomas shredding the dress of the king’s daughter, the lady Elizabeth, to perilous consequence.

As Juliana learns the secrets of King Henry VIII’s court, she faces threats and opposition, learning truths about her own life that will upset everything she thought she once held dear.

About Sandra Byrd

After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd persevered to publish more than three dozen books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a finalist for the Christy Awards. Her historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn was listed by Library Journal as one of the best books of 2011. Sandra's YA fiction has also been recognized within the industry. Asking for Trouble, the first in the London Confidential series, was a finalist for the ECPA Medallion of Excellence award.

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra is also a non-fiction writer and author, with articles in numerous publications and periodicals. Sandra is also passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self publication. As such, she has mentored hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.

Sandra resides in Washington State with her husband Michael, a chaplain, their two children, and a circus dog named Brie.

For more information on Sandra Byrd and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE.


  1. I cannot wait for this book to come out! I loved the first one.

  2. I have not seen this series, but it does sound appealing


  3. I look forward to this one also...looks good..love the cover..

  4. What a wonderful sounding series. I must get the first book so I can keep up with the ones to follow. Thanks so much for the intriguing synopsis!

  5. I can't wait to read this! The first book was awesome and I expect this one will be as well.

  6. The only downside to really liking a series is that you have to wait awhile before reading the next books. I am very excited for the continuation of the series.

  7. I haven't read the first one but from the sounds of things, I probably will. Love to win this.


  8. Katherine Parr is my favourite of all Henry's queens, I would love to read the book!


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