Royal Mistress

  • by Anne Easter Smith
  • Narrated by Heather Wilds
  • 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Lambert, the quick-witted and alluring daughter of a silk merchant, is twenty-two and still unmarried. When Jane’s father finally finds her a match, she’s married off to the dull, older silk merchant William Shore. Marriage doesn’t stop Jane from flirtation, however, and when the king’s chamberlain, Will Hastings, comes to her husband’s shop, Will knows King Edward will find her irresistible.
Edward IV has everything: Power, majestic bearing, superior military leadership, a sensual nature, and charisma. And with Jane as his mistress, he also finds true happiness. But when his hedonistic tendencies get in the way of being the strong leader England needs, his life, as well as those of Jane and Will Hastings, hangs in the balance. Jane must rely on her talents to survive as the new monarch, Richard III, bent on reforming his brother’s licentious court, ascends the throne.
This dramatic tale has been an inspiration to poets and playwrights for five hundred years, and, as told through the unique perspective of a woman plucked from obscurity and thrust into a life of notoriety, Royal Mistress is sure to enthrall today’s historical fiction lovers as well.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

All history, no romance!

I was really looking forward to a bit of a change from Regency, but this novel, though well read, had so much trivia about who married who, why and when and which uncles great nephews cousin....blah, blah, blah. Yawn!
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- Erin "Yeah, I like romance novels. So what??"

Annoying narrator.

What did you love best about Royal Mistress?

Enjoyed the story despite the narrator who sounded like she was reading the text for the first time.

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- Carolyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios