Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Coming Soon: The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy



From the author of the bestselling historical novels The Boleyn Wife and The Tudor Throne comes a captivating, Tudor-era novel of loyalty and betrayal, duty and freedom—a fascinating portrait of both the rise of Elizabeth I and one of the most compelling periods in history...

Historical Fiction ISBN 13: 978-0-7582-6598-2 PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
PAGES: 384

"When young Robert Dudley, an earl’s son, meets squire’s daughter Amy Robsart, it is love at first sight. They marry despite parental misgivings, but their passion quickly fades, and the ambitious Dudley returns to court.

Swept up in the turmoil of Tudor politics, Dudley is imprisoned in the Tower. Also a prisoner is Dudley’s childhood playmate, the princess Elizabeth. In the shadow of the axe, their passion ignites. When Elizabeth becomes queen, rumors rage that Dudley means to free himself of Amy in order to wed her. And when Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances, suspicion falls on Dudley—and the Queen...

Still hotly debated amongst scholars—was Amy’s death an accident, suicide, or murder?— the fascinating subject matter makes for an enthralling read for fans of historical fiction".

• The Boleyn Wife was a Sunday Times bestseller in the U.K. • With its fascinating, true-life love triangle, The Queen’s Pleasure is guaranteed to intrigue fans of Tudor-set historical fiction.

• Fans of Philippa Gregory, Robin Maxwell, Diane Haeger, Donna Russo Marin, and Kensington’s own Barbara Kyle will relish Brandy Purdy’s vibrant historical storytelling.

PRAISE FOR THE BOLEYN WIFE “Recommended for readers who can’t get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory’s books.” —Library Journal

Readers can visit Brandy's website at:
Please note this book is published in the UK as A COURT AFFAIR by Emily Purdy.~Lizzie~


  1. Yay, I'm really excited for this release! Thanks for posting, Liz!

  2. Amy, that makes two of us I can not wait either but I might not be able to get to this one with the new job and all.

    Almybnenr, I love the cover on this one lets just hope they keep it that way. I can not wait to check it out too.

  3. Thank you. I hope you will enjoy the book. I have been intrigued by the story of Amy Robsart Dudley ever since I read a chapter about the mystery of her death in a book of unsolved mysteries when I was a ltitle girl. As I got older and read more she was often little more than a name on a page in the books I read or it seemed like she only mattered because of the way she died, so I wanted to write a novel that would give Amy a voice.

  4. Brandy, I am sure you gave Amy an excellent voice. I just can not wait to see what it says lol. I always have felt that Amy was a tragic case that became attached to the Tudor curse not by choice. I can not wait to check it out.

    December, I agree and hope you get the chance to check it out when it is released.


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