The Thornleigh Saga

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 159 ratings

The Queen's Lady Publisher's Summary

London, 1527. Abducted as a child-heiress, Honor Larke escapes to London seeking justice from the only lawyer she knows: the brilliant Sir Thomas More. With More as her affectionate guardian, Honor grows to womanhood, when the glitter of the royal court lures her to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII’s court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch - and when to act.

Angered by the humiliation heaped upon her mistress as Henry cavorts with Anne Boleyn and presses Rome for a divorce, Honor volunteers to carry letters to the Queen’s allies. It’s a risky game, but Honor is sure she’s playing it well - until she’s proved wrong. Richard Thornleigh may cut a dashing figure at court, but Honor isn’t taken in by his reckless charm. Only later does Honor realize that Richard has awakened something within her - and that he, too, has something to hide...

For the King’s actions are merely one knot in a twisted web that stretches across Europe, ensnaring everyone from the lowliest of peasants to the most powerful of nobles. Swept away in a tide of intrigue and danger, the Queen’s lady is about to learn everything: about pride, passion, greed - and the conscience of the King...

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  • Book 1

    • The Queen's Lady

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Abducted as a child-heiress, Honor Larke escapes to London seeking justice from the only lawyer she knows: the brilliant Sir Thomas More. With More as her affectionate guardian, Honor grows to womanhood, when the glitter of the royal court lures her to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII’s court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch - and when to act.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting Beginning To A Wonderful Tudor Series!

    • By Colleen T. on 04-09-14

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 2

    • The King's Daughter

    • Thornleigh Series, Book 2
    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A MUST Read for Tudor Era Historical Fiction Fans

    • By Samantha on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • The Queen's Captive

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    England, 1554. In the wake of the failed Wyatt Rebellion, a vengeful Queen Mary has ordered all conspirators captured and executed. Among the imprisoned is her own sister, 21 year-old Princess Elizabeth. Though she protests her innocence, Elizabeth's brave stand only angers Mary more. Elizabeth longs to gain her liberty - and her sister's crown. In Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their son, Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. Disgusted by Queen Mary's proclaimed intent to burn heretics, Honor visits Elizabeth in the Tower and they quickly become friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read, but not captivating.

    • By Bailliedaily on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • The Queen's Gamble

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Young Queen Elizabeth I's path to the throne has been a perilous one, and already she faces a dangerous crisis. French troops have landed in Scotland to quell a rebel Protestant army, and Elizabeth fears once they are entrenched on the border, they will invade England. Isabel Thornleigh has returned to London from the New World with her Spanish husband, Carlos Valverde, and their young son. Ever the queen's loyal servant, Isabel is recruited to smuggle money to the Scottish rebels. Yet Elizabeth's trust only goes so far.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pure entertainment

    • By barbara v on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Blood Between Queens

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Following her perilous fall from a throne she'd scarcely owned to begin with, Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled to England, hoping her cousin, Elizabeth, will grant her asylum. But now Mary has her sights on the English crown, and Elizabeth enlists her most trusted subjects to protect it. Justine Thornleigh is delighting in the thrill of Queen Elizabeth's visit to her family's estate when the festivities are cut short by Mary's arrival. To Justine's surprise, the Thornleighs appoint her to serve as a spy in Mary's court. But bearing the guise of a lady-in-waiting is not Justine's only secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it Enjoyed. the story

    • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 6

    • The Queen's Exiles

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    1572. Europe is in turmoil. A vengeful faction of exiled English Catholics is scattered about the continent, 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.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • The Traitor's Daughter

    • By: Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1582, England is gripped by the fear of traitors. Kate Lyon, tainted by her exiled mother's past treason, has been disowned by her father, Baron Thornleigh. But in truth, Kate and her husband, Owen, are only posing as Catholic sympathizers to gain information for Queen Elizabeth's spymaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thornleigh series

    • By Terrie McCain on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95