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From acclaimed historical novelist Lynn Cullen comes a lush and compelling tale of intrigue and longing, set in the 16th-century Spanish court.

After a scandal ends her apprenticeship with Michelangelo in 1559, artist Sofonisba Anguissola accepts an invitation from King Felipe II to become lady-in-waiting and painting teacher to his teenage bride Elisabeth. And though Sofi’s developing affair may be risky, Elisabeth’s dalliance with the king’s brother, Don Juan, could be deadly.

©2010 Lynn Cullen (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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A Character I had never read about before.

I enjoyed learning about this French queen banished to be married as a child to a seriously twisted King in Spain. Very interesting lifestyle and rules they lived by daily. In my opinion the entire story rings true and because of that it makes it that much more painful to read. Totally worth the credit. Especially if you love historical novels.