Book Review

THE QUEEN'S LADY
by Shannon Drake

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Elizabethan Scotland

2007 Scotland-Set Historical Romance Nominee

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Combining lush historical detail with a strong love story, Drake sweeps readers away with her graceful prose and sizzling sensuality. The turbulent political era when Mary returns to Scotland is rendered in full-blown color as Drake's passion for her story, the historical background and her characters' desire come to the fore. No wonder she's a fan favorite.

As young, widowed Queen Mary comes home to Scotland, her
friend and confidante, Lady Gwyneth MacLeod, takes her place at court.
Gwyneth is privy to the workings of Mary's mind and heart. Though she might caution Mary to hold her emotions in check, she has her own turmoil to deal with: Lord Rowan Graham. Flung together on a mission for Mary, Gwyneth and Rowan fight their attraction. Their politics might not always be in agreement, but their desire is undeniable.

Treachery and danger surround them, and Gwyneth's loyalty and her love are
at odds. Will she be led down a path to the executioner, or is her fate in Rowan's hands? (HQN, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: HQN

Published: November 2007

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