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The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Book 2 | [Fiona Buckley]

The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Book 2

In To Shield the Queen, we were introduced to Ursula Blanchard, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and one of the most entrancing mystery heroines to come along in many a season. Having once saved the Virgin Queen from political disaster, now young Ursula faces an even greater challenge. Some of her old acquaintances may be plotting to overthrow Elizabeth in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the re-establishment of the Catholic faith.
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In To Shield the Queen, we were introduced to Ursula Blanchard, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and one of the most entrancing mystery heroines to come along in many a season. Having once saved the Virgin Queen from political disaster, now young Ursula faces an even greater challenge. Some of her old acquaintances may be plotting to overthrow Elizabeth in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the re-establishment of the Catholic faith. Secretary of State Sir William Cecil needs a spy in the Mason home, and Ursula is the obvious choice.

Torn between her devotion to Elizabeth and her longing to be reunited with her exiled Catholic husband in France, Ursula makes a difficult bargain that balances personal happiness against duty to Queen and country. Her journey takes her into dangerous territory, and whatever happens, she will never again be quite as trusting or secure.

©1998 Fiona Buckley; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 08-29-09
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    "Always entertaining"

    Anything read by Nadia May is fun for your ears. Her "French" accent fills me with delight. The book itself is a tad more serious. Set during the reign of Elizabeth I, it again deals with the conflicts between the "new" faith and the Catholics. There are some interesting twists in the plot. Very enjoyable.

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    Eilene Westbrook, TX, United States 08-22-09
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    "Doublet Affair"

    If you have some time the book is great, but it is a bit long winded. The history errors in the story are explained at the end of the book, to my satisfaction.

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