Roses Have Thorns

Roses Have Thorns

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From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court.

In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England. Her fianc#65533; has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies an adventure that will take her to the dizzying heights of Tudor power. Transformed through marriage into Helena, the Marchioness of Northampton, she becomes the highest-ranking woman in Elizabeth's circle.

But in a court that is surrounded by Catholic enemies who plot the queen's downfall, Helena is forced to choose between her unyielding monarch and the husband she's not sure she can trust--a choice that will provoke catastrophic consequences.

A rich, tautly woven tale of love, deception, and grace, Roses Have Thorns vividly conjures the years leading up to the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots and is a brilliant exploration of treason, both to the realm and to the heart.
Publisher: New York : Howard Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Howard Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439183168
1439183163
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 317 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Nov 19, 2013

A friend just finished "To Die For" & tho't it one of the best books she's ever read...hated for it to end.

talamasca2k1 May 17, 2013

read her first book "To Die For" Read about 20 pages, just couldn't stomach another religious overlay of historical fiction.

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