By D. L. Bogdan
Whilst younger Mary Howard gets the scoop that she is going to be leaving her domestic for the grand courtroom of King Henry VIII, to wait his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. every little thing Anne touches turns out to show to gold, and Mary is bound Anne will in the future turn into Queen. yet Mary has additionally noticeable the King's fickle nature and the way simply he discards those that have been as soon as with reference to him...Discovering that she is a pawn in a gently orchestrated plot devised through her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare now not disobey him. but regardless of all of her efforts to delight him, she too falls prey to his chilly wrath. now not till she turns into betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary reveals the affection and approval she's been looking. yet simply while Mary believes she is ultimately freed from her father, the tides flip. Now Mary needs to learn how to play her half good in a deadly chess video game which may swap her existence - and the process heritage.
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Secrets of the Tudor Court by D. L. Bogdan