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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Queen's Exiles by Barbara Kyle - Book Review

About The Book:

Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Kensington Publishing
Formats: Ebook, Paperback

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Europe is in turmoil. A vengeful faction of exiled English Catholics is plotting to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and install her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots on the throne.

And in the Netherlands the streets are red with the blood of those who dare to oppose the brutal Spanish occupation. But amid the unrest, one resourceful young woman has made a lucrative enterprise. Scottish-born Fenella Doorn salvages crippled vessels. It is on one of these ships that she meets wealthy Baron Adam Thornleigh. Secretly drawn to him, Fenella can’t refuse when Adam enlists her to join him in war-torn Brussels to help find his traitorous wife, Frances—and the children she’s taken from him.

But Adam and Fenella will put their lives in peril as they attempt to rescue his young ones, defend the Crown, and restore a peace that few can remember. With eloquent and enthralling finesse, Barbara Kyle illuminates one of history’s grimmest chapters. The Queen’s Exiles breathes new life into an extraordinary age when love and freedom could only be won with unmitigated courage.


My Thoughts:

While "The Queen's Exiles" is the sixth book in Barbara Kyle's "Thornleigh" series, it stands alone as an exciting novel about the machinations of the Tudor era and the intrigue that reigned during that time. 

Kyle takes her readers on a thrilling adventure that includes a story that has plenty of suspense and romance and characters who are interesting and personable. Some might classify this novel as a "bodice ripper," but there is actually very little "ripping of bodices" going on in this story - but there is an inspiring story of independent-minded women who love their men and will do anything to protect them and their families. Readers would do themselves a real favor and collect all six of Kyle's novels of the Thornleigh family.

About The Author:

Mikhail Petgrave

Barbara Kyle is the author of the acclaimed, internationally-published Thornleigh Saga novels which follow a middle-class English family’s rise through three tumultuous Tudor reigns:

The Queen’s Exiles
Blood Between Queens
The Queen’s Gamble
The Queen’s Captive
The King’s Daughter
The Queen’s Lady

Barbara was a speaker in 2013 at the world-renowned Stratford Festival with her talk Elizabeth and Mary, Rival Queens and is known for her dynamic workshops for many writers’ organizations and conferences. Before becoming an author Barbara enjoyed a twenty-year acting career in television, film, and stage productions in Canada and the U.S.

For more information visit www.barbarakyle.com. You can also connect with Barbara at Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

My thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and Harlequin/Mira Books for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mystica said...

This is already on my TBR. Thanks for the review.

stacybuckeye said...

I need to read this series!