IN DEFENSE OF THE QUEEN by Michelle Diener
Release date: 1 August 2013
Book 3 in the Susanna Horenbout & John Parker series
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About In Defense of the Queen:
An artist never betrays her patron . . . especially one of the world’s most powerful kings.
Susanna Horenbout has learned this lesson from the cradle. But when she receives a letter from her father telling her to do just that, she faces a dilemma. Betray Henry VIII, or carry out the request of her father’s employer, Margaret of Austria, and pass secret information to Henry’s queen, Katherine of Aragon.
Caught between the machinations of her husband and her nephew, the Emperor Charles, Queen Katherine needs all the allies she can get. But what can Susanna really do to help her, and even if she does, will it be enough?
Susanna and her betrothed, Parker——one of Henry’s most trusted courtiers——balance on the knife’s edge of treason as they try to make sense of both international and domestic conspiracies. Sometimes, it’s better the enemy you know . . .
What reviewers are saying:
Adventure, intrigues and assassins, a wild ride against time. Historical fiction with a flair is what Diener does best! Nocturnal Book Reviews
In Defense of the Queen was an absolute treat to read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book by Diener and, then of course, the next Susanna and Parker book. I hope I don’t have to wait too long. If you like historicals and fast-paced stories, you will not be disappointed in the least. Rukmini Singh’s Blog
If you love historical fiction that is suspenseful, intriguing and beautifully written, please do yourself a favor and read this book and this series today.” Girl Lost in a Book
In Defense of the Queen is historical fiction at its best! Readers Entertainment
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