Ursula Blanchard

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 387 ratings

To Shield the Queen Publisher's Summary

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?

Suddenly Ursula finds herself at the center of the scandal, trying to protect Elizabeth while not losing her heart to a Frenchman who may be flirting with sedition against her Queen. As she sets out to find the truth, alone in a glittering court that conceals a wellspring of blood and lies, she can trust neither her lover nor her monarch.

©1997 Fiona Buckley (P)1998 Blackstone Audio Inc
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  • Book 1

    • To Shield the Queen

    • By: Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and engrossing

    • By SophieG on 05-31-10

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 2

    • The Doublet Affair

    • An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, Book 2
    • By: Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always entertaining

    • By Wadie on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Queen's Ransom

    • By: Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nadia May is FABULOUS

    • By Sara on 10-03-07

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • To Ruin a Queen

    • By: Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Un interesting Un everything

    • By Lesley on 04-27-09

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

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  • Book 11

    • A Rescue for a Queen

    • By: Fiona Buckley
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    February, 1571. Ursula is once more plunged into affairs of the state when she escorts her foster daughter Margaret to the Netherlands to meet her suitor. The queen’s spymaster, Sir William Cecil, learns that the wealthy Italian banker Roberto Ridolfi will be hosting their forthcoming wedding - a man who he fears may once again be plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne.

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  • Book 12

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