"Enormously satisfying...I''m grateful to Cullen for
the pleasures of such a splendid read." -Sara Gruen, New York
Times bestselling author of Water for
In 1559, a young woman painter flees a scandal involving one of
Michelangelo''s students, and is taken to the Spanish court, where
she becomes the young queen''s confidante and lady-in-waiting.
Through her keenly trained eye, readers watch a love triangle
unfold involving the queen, the king, and his half brother-a
dangerous gamble that risks the lives of the queen and all those
who keep her secrets.