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BLOOD BETWEEN QUEENS
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, England, Elizabethan Period
Kyle illuminates the world of queens Mary and Elizabeth, exploring their rivalry from its beginning through the eyes of a young woman torn between loyalty to her queen and a growing friendship with the enemy. Well-drawn characters and real-life events merging with fiction vibrantly bring history to life in an exciting, accessible way. Kyle knows what historical fiction readers crave.
Forced to flee Scotland, Mary Stuart runs to England seeking sanctuary with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth. But, as Elizabeth’s advisers caution, Mary is a lightning rod for England’s Catholics who want to put Mary on the throne. Justine Thornleigh has just discovered love with young Will Croft when her life is shattered. She has no idea that their families are bitter enemies. Running from her dashed hopes, Justine agrees to spy on Mary for Elizabeth, not knowing she will come to respect the young Scots queen and be torn by her duty to her country, her desire for Will’s love and Mary’s friendship. (KENSINGTON, May, 404 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: May 2013