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Reluctant Queen

The story of Henry VIII's defiant little sister
A novel by


She dared to defy him. But Mary Rose Tudor, the little sister of Henry VIII, paid a price.

'A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author's love of the Tudor period shines through.' Historical Novels Review

Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.

And although the teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her), his shifting alliances and ruthless desire to have his own way, made him push the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.

But, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn't give in easily. Before agreeing to the match, after a relentless campaign to get her to say yes, by her loving brother, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.

'Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made a Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable to the reader.' AMAZON.COM READER REVIEW

'Thoroughly enjoyable.' AMAZOM.COM READER REVIEW
Geraldine Evans also writes the 18-strong-Rafferty & Llewellyn Mystery Series and the Casey & Catt Mystery

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Reluctant Queen: Tudor Historical Novel About The Defiant Little Sister of King Henry VIII (The Tudor Dynasty Series)
Author(s): Geraldine Evans
ISBN: 1-4952-5559-X / 978-1-4952-5559-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Reluctant Queen: Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English King, Henry VIII (The Tudor Dynasty Series Book 1)
Author(s): Geraldine Evans
Publisher: Solo Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA