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Publisher's Summary

Lady-in-Waiting Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the Secretary of State to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Although she has already proven herself worthy of the Queen's gratitude, Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment, to hand-carry a letter from Elizabeth to the Queen Mother and Regent, Catherine. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic French factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Whom can Ursula trust? What will happen to her daughter if she fails? And what are the chances, and consequences, of a reunion with her second husband, a Frenchman and enemy of Elizabeth's? This tale of murder, treason, treasure, and passion effortlessly and accurately conveys the high treason of the court of young Queen Elizabeth I.
©2000 Fiona Buckley; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Buckley stands out for the attention and skill she brings not only to suspenseful plotting but to the setting that supports it." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Sara on 10-03-07

Nadia May is FABULOUS

I must disagree with the earlier reviewer panning Ms. May's narration. I had absolutely the opposite reaction. To my mind, she makes the book come alive. In fact she and Donata Peters are among my very favorite narrators.

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By Dorothy on 02-13-10

Enjoyable

I also disagree with the comments about the narrator. I like Nadia May very much. I listened to the first two and when I read this review before downloading this one, I was concerned that maybe the narrator had been changed based on the negative comments. I was relieved to find she is the same narrator. I like the series and would have been disappointed with another voice.

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