Blog Tour Giveaway: Queen Elizabeth's Daughter by Anne Clinard Barnhill

Anne Clinard Barnhill is currently on tour for Queen Elizabeth's Daughter with HF Virtual Book Tours and I'm pleased to be hosting her today with a giveaway!

Queen Elizabeth's DaughterPublication Date: March 18, 2014
St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback; 320p
ISBN-10: 0312662122

Mistress Mary Shelton is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite ward, enjoying every privilege the position affords. The queen loves Mary like a daughter, and, like any good mother, she wants her to make a powerful match. The most likely prospect: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. But while Oxford seems to be everything the queen admires: clever, polished and wealthy, Mary knows him to be lecherous, cruel, and full of treachery. No matter how hard the queen tries to push her into his arms, Mary refuses.

Instead, Mary falls in love with a man who is completely unsuitable. Sir John Skydemore is a minor knight with little money, a widower with five children. Worst of all, he’s a Catholic at a time when Catholic plots against Elizabeth are rampant. The queen forbids Mary to wed the man she loves. When the young woman, who is the queen’s own flesh and blood, defies her, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth’s wrath knows no bounds.

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About the Author

Anne Clinard BarnhillAnne Clinard Barnhill has been writing or dreaming of writing for most of her life. For the past twenty years, she has published articles, book and theater reviews, poetry, and short stories. Her first book, AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ, recalls what it was like growing up with an autistic sister. Her work has won various awards and grants. Barnhill holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Besides writing, Barnhill also enjoys teaching, conducting writing workshops, and facilitating seminars to enhance creativity. She loves spending time with her three grown sons and their families. For fun, she and her husband of thirty years, Frank, take long walks and play bridge. In rare moments, they dance.

For more information, please visit Anne Clinard Barnhill's website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Anne's Tour

Tuesday, March 18
Spotlight & Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, March 19
Review at One Book at a Time

Thursday, March 20
Review at Book-alicious Mama

Friday, March 21
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Monday, March 24
Review at Scandalous Women
Review at She is Too Fond of Books

Tuesday, March 25
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Wednesday, March 26
Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book

Thursday, March 27
Review at Book of Secrets

Friday, March 28
Review at The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Monday, March 31
Review at HF Book Muse - News
Review & Giveaway at WTF Are You Reading?

Tuesday, April 1
Interview at HF Book Muse - News

Thursday, April 3
Review at Books in the Burbs

Friday, April 4
Review at Griperang's Bookmarks

Monday, April 7
Review at Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, April 8
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, April 9
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, April 10
Review at The Most Happy Reader

Friday, April 11
Review at Silver's Reviews


Passages to the Past has one paperback copy of Queen Elizabeth's Daughter up for grabs! Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on March 27th. To enter please complete the form below.
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  1. This novel sounds captivating and fascinating. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Powerful people often feel they know best and tend to take disagreement with their wishes badly. It seems Queen Elizabeth was no exception. I am interested in finding out more about her.

    Is this story based on a real person or true incident?

    Congratulations on the release of QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER. The cover is lovely.

    (Patricia on Rafflecopter)

  3. I have waiting what seems like forever for this book to release.

  4. Court intrigue in Elizabethean England is always fun to read about!

  5. I'm on a Tudor kick right now, so this sounds like it is right up my alley!

  6. Love the cover. I've read A LOT of Tudor HF but not one about Mary Shelton :)

  7. Thanks for all the great giveaways! mljcwsu at yahoo dot com

  8. This book has been near the top of my interminable goodreads to-read queue for a week or so. I'm so excited for this opportunity to win! I love everything I know about this book!

  9. I'm tired of Tudor novels but this one seems to present a unique premise. Sounds good.

  10. I have been hearing great things about this book. It sounds amazing and I love the pretty cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  11. My favorite time in history! I'm very intrigued by this great synapsis so I need to read the book and find out what happens.

  12. Sounds intriguing; thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I loved Anne's first book At the Mercy of the Queen and look forward to reading this one. She has such a unique take on Tudor England.

  14. I love reading books set during the time of Elizabeth I! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. It's a bit of a shocking title until you read the synopsis. Then it all makes sense. Thanks.

  16. I can't wait to read this! I loved her last novel At the Mercy of the Queen.

  17. Hallo Ms. Bruno,

    I must say, this one spoke to me from the moment I first saw the cover-art! Sometimes I find I connect with the illustrations &/or cover designer, which intrigues me to seek out the premise. Oft times its the reverse, the premise grabs me, as the cover-art is illuminating on a proportional glimpse into the story itself. In this one however, its simply an intriguing shot of the character in both the foreground and background which encourages curiosity!

    I know so very little about this particular part of the history of England, that I am finding the Tudors are slowly drawing me into their web! Each book I find lends itself a new lens into the era, but also into the heart of those who lived. Thank you for always opening our eyes to fiction we might not have found otherwise and to offer bookaways as a chance to meet them sooner!

  18. I NEED to read this book!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  19. Do you have among your mentors a woman whom you consider a "second mom"? I sure do, and I've been imagining having the Queen of England as a guardian. This book sounds fascinating!


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