From the Publisher
AS TEMPESTUOUS AS THE TUDOR MONARCHS THEMSELVES, THE
SECRETS OF THE TUDOR COURT SERIES HAS BEEN CALLED "RIVETING"
(BOOKLIST) AND "WELL DRAWN" (PUBLISHERS
Charming. Desirable. Forbidden. Brought to court
with other eligible young noblewomen by the decree of King Henry
VIII, lovely Elizabeth "Bess" Brooke realizes for the first time
that beauty can be hazardous. Although Bess has no desire to wed
the aging king, she and her family would have little choice if
Henry's eye were to fall on her. And other dangers exist as well,
for Bess has caught the interest of dashing courtier Will Parr.
Bess finds Will's kisses as sweet as honey, but marriage between
them may be impossible. Will is a divorced man, and remarriage is
still prohibited. Bess and Will must hope that the king can be
persuaded to issue a royal decree allowing Will to marry again . .
. but to achieve their goal, the lovers will need royal favor. Amid
the swirling alliances of royalty and nobles, Bess and Will perform
a dangerous dance of palace intrigue and pulse-pounding passions.
Brought to glowing life by the talented Kate Emerson, and seen
through the eyes of a beautiful young noblewoman, By Royal
Decree illuminates the lives of beautiful young courtiers in
and out of the rich and compelling drama of the Tudor court.