Hist Fic Giveaway: Win a copy of Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle! (US Only)

Hello lovely readers of mine! I received an extra ARC of Elizabeth Fremantle's new book, which was officially released today, and I would love to give it away to one of you amazing people!

Pub Date: June 9, 2015 | Simon & Schuster

From “a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction” (People), comes the mesmerizing story of Lady Penelope Devereux—the daring young beauty in the Tudor court, who inspired Sir Philip Sidney’s famous sonnets even while she plotted against Queen Elizabeth.

Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth’s court where she and her brother, the Earl of Essex, are drawn into the aging Queen’s favor. Young and naïve, Penelope, though promised elsewhere, falls in love with Philip Sidney who pours his heartbreak into the now classic sonnet series Astrophil and Stella. But Penelope is soon married off to a man who loathes her. Never fainthearted, she chooses her moment and strikes a deal with her husband: after she gives birth to two sons, she will be free to live as she chooses, with whom she chooses. But she is to discover that the course of true love is never smooth.

Meanwhile Robert Cecil, ever loyal to Elizabeth, has his eye on Penelope and her brother. Although it seems the Earl of Essex can do no wrong in the eyes of the Queen, as his influence grows, so his enemies gather. Penelope must draw on all her political savvy to save her brother from his own ballooning ambition and Cecil’s trap, while daring to plan for an event it is treason even to think about.

Unfolding over the course of two decades and told from the perspectives of Penelope and her greatest enemy, the devious politician Cecil, Watch the Lady chronicles the last gasps of Elizabeth’s reign, and the deadly scramble for power in a dying dynasty.


To enter to win a paperback ARC of Watch the Lady, please leave a comment below with your email address.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on June 19th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to US residents only.
– Only one entry per household.
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– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.


  1. This sounds good. I loved her book Queen's Gambit. My email is ruthchatlien @ gmail.com

  2. I love Ms. Fremantle's books and can't wait to read this one!


  3. That cover is gorgeous!! Lindseyaylward at yahoo.com Thank you!

  4. I'm pretty sure I need to read everything Tudor and this one looks different from the rest!

  5. It sounds like a wonderful read and a good time period to read about! Thanks!

  6. I would love to read this book.......
    thank you for the giveaway.....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  7. Already got this one on my to-read list! :D


  8. I would love to win this! Thank you for the chance!!

  9. I can't resist a book about the great Elizabeth. Thanks for the chance! truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com

  10. I have this on my wish list. I love the cover and plot sounds great too.
    Thank you!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  11. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

  12. This will be a new author for me, but I love the era, and will enjoy reading about a new set of characters. Essex and Cecil have been characters in other HF I've read. Penelope will be a new one for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I love stories set in Elizabethan times with an intrigue plot. Thanks for the opportunity.

    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  14. I am so excited about this one! I loved The Queen's Gambit!!! abookishaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Thanks for this fascinating historical which interests me greatly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. This sounds like a great read! My e-mail is elizabethnnewton@outlook.com (Fingers crossed.)

  17. I love this time period and those royals! I'd love to win. Thanks
    clenna at aol dot com

  18. Oooh! Looks great. brandysmile_2@yahoo.com

  19. Can't wait to read this one. Sounds like a wonderful book.

    tmrtini at gmail) dot) com)

  20. hello I love everything about that time.. era. I love the tutors, Queen Elizabeth, all of it I cannot wait to read your book! I hope I win but good luck to everybody! Thanks again

  21. sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. Excited to read this! westmetromommy(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. I love reading about the Tudor court!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoyed Elizabeth Fremantle's other novels. Looking forward to this one. mkbrow at sbcglobal dot com

  25. I really enjoyed her last book, looking forward to this one!

    DeniseK1 at Outlook dot com

  26. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. English historical fiction. What could be better?
    seknobloch (at) gmail (dot) com


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