New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.
viii, 352 p. ; 25 cm.
Secreted away from the woman who gave birth to her, Elinor de Lacey is raised in blissful ignorance in the English countryside by a beloved and forward-thinking father, and a loving but remote mother. After her father's death, Elinor defies her mother's wishes and accepts an invitation to become a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I in London. Elinor is dazzled by the lavishness of the court, but unprepared for the viciousness of the courtiers. Bringing life to one of the greatest rumors about Elizabeth I, this fascinating tale sweeps listeners into the scandals and political intrigue of the Tudor court.