Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coming in July 2013 The Queen's Rivals A Novel of The Grey Sisters by Brandy Purdy


As cousins of history's most tempestuous queens, Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the Tower's menacing shadow. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and the Virgin Queen, the sisters feared love was unthinkable —and the scaffold all but unavoidable... 

 Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary Grey dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters under the reigns of Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I. On their honor, they have no designs on the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed. Though Mary, accustomed to dwelling in the shadows, the subject of whispers, may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. And so, wizened for her years, Mary can only hope for divine providence amid a bleak present and a future at the whim of the throne — unless destiny gains the upper hand. 

 A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen's Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne.

4 comments:

Allison Macias said...

I'm so excited to hear Mary's story. She is often overlooked in favor of her sisters.

CelticLady said...

Excited to read this one Brandy!!

Svea said...

I first became intrigued my Mary Grey when I read Three Maids For a Crown, so I am thrilled to hear you have an upcoming novel focused on her! This one will definitely be a must read for 2013. Happy holidays!

Brandy Purdy said...

Thank you. I hope everyone will enjoy the book.