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The Queen's Captive
Book #3 in the Thornleigh Saga
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-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 - 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'll make a false move and condemn herself, the Thornleighs return from exile to help Elizabeth in the fight of her life. Disgusted by Queen Mary's proclaimed intent to burn heretics, Honor visits Elizabeth and they quickly become friends. And when Adam foils a would-be assassin, Elizabeth's gratitude swells into a powerful - and mutual - attraction. But Honor is playing a dangerous game as a 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.