2013 Release: The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien

Oooh, I am really looking forward to this release!  I only see a UK release date at the moment, but I'll be on the lookout for when it's released in the US.  Isn't it a great cover!?

UK Publication Date: March 1, 2013 
Mira Books 


1415. The Battle of Agincourt is over, and the young princess Katherine de Valois is the prize to be offered to Henry V of England. The innocent Katherine is smitten with Henry, but soon understands that her sole purpose is to produce an heir to unite England and France. When Henry leaves her a widow at the age of 21, Katherine is forced to resign herself to a quiet life as the Dowager Queen; her duty is to raise her son, the young King of England, and little more.

But Katherine is still young and passionate. Many desire her, and her hand in marriage is worth a kingdom. Setting aside those driven by ambition, Katherine falls in love with her servant Owen Tudor, and glimpses the happiness that love can bring. But their enemies are circling, all battling for power and determined to prevent their marriage. Katherine will have to fight to control her own destiny…

In this compelling and beautifully written book, Anne O’Brien tells the story of the innocent young princess, Katherine de Valois, a pawn in a ruthless political game between England and France, and the woman who founded the most famous royal dynasty of all – the Tudors.



  1. Gosh, this is from the same cover shoot as Joanna Hickson's already published The Agincourt Bride! I recognised the model and the clothes straight away! Different shot, but the same deal.

  2. Oh, it sure is, Elizabeth! I didn't notice that. I am looking forward to Agincourt Bride - I have it on pre-order.

  3. It's a stunning cover and I hope I get the chance to read it

  4. Oh me too!! Another one I haven't read much about! :)

  5. This sounds like a good book, thanks for posting a review

  6. Now why would they use the same pic!? Anyhow I want it :D

  7. Ooh, that sounds delicious and, you're right, the cover is excellent. I'll have to put it on my TBR list which just keeps growing and growing.

  8. This just made my heart race. I'm so looking forward to delving into this one! :)


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