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Ursula Blanchard
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 278 ratings)
  • 1

    To Shield the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Rumor has linked Queen Elizabeth I to her master of the horse, Robin Dudley. As gossip would have it, only his ailing wife, Amy, prevents marriage between Dudley and the Queen. To quell the idle tongues at court, the Queen dispatches Ursula Blanchard to tend to the sick woman's needs. But not even Ursula can prevent the "accident" that takes Amy's life. Did she fall or was she pushed? Was Ursula a pawn of Dudley and the Queen?

    Marie says: "Elizabethan Lite"
    Elizabethan Lite

    Nadia May is the best. Her narration is superb. It adds so much to the text. It's not that I didn't enjoy the book, I did as you can see by my rating...Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2013 by Marie (ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States)
  • 2

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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.

    Wadie says: "Always entertaining"
    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 reig..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2009 by Wadie (Santa Ana, CA, United States)
  • 3

    Queen's Ransom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Lady-in-Waiting Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the Secretary of State to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Although she has already proven herself worthy of the Queen's gratitude, Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment, to hand-carry a letter from Elizabeth to the Queen Mother and Regent, Catherine. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic French factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work.

    Sara says: "Nadia May is FABULOUS"
    Nadia May is FABULOUS

    I must disagree with the earlier reviewer panning Ms. May's narration. I had absolutely the opposite reaction. To my mind, she makes the book come a..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2007 by Sara (Palm Harbor, FL, USA)
  • 4

    To Ruin a Queen

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    As the thrilling adventures of Ursula Blanchard, secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I, continue, she finds herself in France, reunited with her husband, Matthew de la Roche, in a passionate but flawed relationship. But when Ursula learns that her daughter, Meg, has mysteriously disappeared, she immediately sets out on a frantic and dangerous search. The trail leads back to England, to Vetch Castle: a grim, haunted keep owned by the enigmatic Philip Mortimer.

    Linda Lou says: "Not as good as the first in this series"
    Not as good as the first in this series

    I enjoyed the first of this series "To Shield The Queen" so much that I bought this book as soon as I finished the first. Overall, this second one is..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2010 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)