Katherine Ashley is known as the governess to Queen Elizabeth, but how did she rise from humble beginnings to become the woman responsible for raising the young girl who would become known as "The Virgin Queen." Katherine Ashley came to Thomas Cromwell's attention, and managed to survive the turbulent sea of Henry VIII's court long enough to become governess to the king's "bastard" daughter Elizabeth. Katherine faced treason charges, served time in the Tower, and helped protect Elizabeth, even after she gained the throne.
Karen Harper has a gift for bringing history alive with her novels, and "The Queen's Governess" is one of her best. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this book filled with intrigue, romance, and compelling characters. Karen Harper has a place on my book shelves as a must read author.
The national bestselling author of Mistress Shakespeare delivers the epic tale of Elizabeth I's most trusted companion-a commoner who lived among royals...
Katherine Ashley, the clever, beguiling daughter of a poor country beekeeper, catches the attention of powerful, ambitious Thomas Cromwell-henchman for King Henry VIII. Cromwell secures for Kat a place in the royal court, but as a reluctant spy. Plunged into a treacherous game of shifting alliances, Kat is entrusted by Anne Boleyn to protect her daughter, Elizabeth. In the face of exile, assassination attempts, imprisonment, and a romantic flirtation that could cost the young princess dearly, Kat will risk everything-even her own secret love-for her bright, clever Elizabeth.