By: Barbara Kyle
Rating: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Summary: England, 1554. In the wake of the failed Wyatt Rebellion, a vengeful Queen Mary has ordered all conspirators captured and executed. Among the imprisoned is her own sister, twenty-one-year-old Princess Elizabeth. Though she protests her innocence, Elizabeth’s brave stand only angers Mary more.
Elizabeth longs to gain her liberty—and her sister’s crown. In Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their son, Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. Disgusted by Queen Mary’s proclaimed intent to burn heretics, Honor visits Elizabeth in the Tower and they quickly become friends. And when Adam foils a would-be assassin, Elizabeth’s gratitude swells into a powerful—and mutual—attraction. But while Honor is willing to risk her own safety for her future queen, aiding in a new rebellion against the wrathful Mary will soon lead her to an impossible choice…
Review: Honor's journey continues as she returns to England with her husband Richard in the third book of the Thornleigh series. She is now called upon to serve the young Princess Elizabeth by acting as a confidante and advisor while still acting as a go between with her and her sister Queen Mary, as a double agent, Honor must make decisions, that will risk all for her and her family. As you read the book it is easy to feel sympathy and pain along with Honor as she must choose between her conscience and what would be safest for her family, this has been my favorite of the Thornleigh series thus far, and I would recommend it to anyone who has read the first two books in the series or who enjoys historical fiction!