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Barbara Kyle enjoyed a successful acting career in Canadian theatre and television before turning her hand to writing fiction. She and her husband live in Ontario, where she teaches popular writing seminars and workshops. She welcomes visitors at her website www.barbarakyle.com.
Meticulous research and a fast paced plot brings the court of Henry VIII, at the time of his battle with the Pope over his divorce from Catherine of Aragon, vividly and compellingly to life through the eyes of Lady in Waiting, Honor Larke. This is the first in a four part series that will be perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory.
Your son or your queen - what price can Elizabeth demand for loyalty? Young Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army and Elizabeth fears that once entrenched on the border, they will invade England. Isabel Thornleigh, recently returned from the New World with her Spanish husband, Carlos Valverde, and their young son, is recruited by the queen to smuggle money to the Scottish rebels. Yet Elizabeth's trust only goes so far - Isabel's son will be the queen's pampered hostage until she completes her mission. But matters grow worse when Isabel's husband is engaged as military advisor to the French, putting the couple on opposite sides in a deadly spying war... Praise for Barbara Kyle: 'Unfurls a complex and fast paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters.' Publishers Weekly 'Kyle is adept at layering her tale with colourful descriptions, accurate details and exciting twists with a fast-paced plot designed to keep readers' attention.' Romantic Times
A vengeful, bloody queen imprisons her own half-sister... England 1554, and twenty year old Princess Elizabeth is a captive of Queen Mary. She longs for liberty - and in Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their seafaring son Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. When Mary releases her from the Tower, hoping she will make a false move and condemn herself, the Thornleighs return from exile to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life. But Honor is playing a dangerous game as double agent, aware that a false move of her own could uncover her past as a condemned heretic. To save her family and Elizabeth, Honor must turn a headstrong princess into a queen before Bloody Mary destroys them all...
A battle royal between two warring sisters... Upon the death of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the Tudor throne.Her first order of business is to wed the Catholic King Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality.And so begins her bloody reign... Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is working on various plots to overthrow Mary and bring her sister Elizabeth to power.But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family.With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde - a Spanish mercenary - can help her.And now with England's future at stake, Isabel is prepared to risk all to change the course of history...