The Virgin Queen's Daughter Crown Publishing Group 368 pages Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, EBook, and Audiobook, read by Rosalind Landor.
For anyone fascinated by Elizabeth I and the Tudor dynasty, THE VIRGIN QUEEN’S DAUGHTER explores a well-founded but little known rumor about the virgin queen’s illegitimate child.With an empire at stake, Elizabeth I would have stopped at nothing—not even murder—to conceal the birth of a bastard child. Despite her close and long-standing relationship with her guardian Thomas Seymour, a daughter resulting from their affair would have to be disposed of, immediately and secretly. But what if a stealthy midwife were to steal the child and give her to an aristocratic family to raise? And what if, years later and now grown into young womanhood, that Elinor de Lacy were to come to court as a lady-in-waiting to the queen herself?Dazzled by the lavishness surrounding her, unprepared for the viciousness of the courtiers, red-haired Elinor becomes the subject of the ruler’s ruthless lens. And when an old woman mysteriously comes forward with an incredible tale and an impossible-to-dismiss piece of evidence, it becomes clear that the queen’s interest may not be as benign as it appears—and that Tudor plotting may lead Elinor to a future she never imagined.