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The Secret Keeper Ladies in Waiting #2The author of To Keeper Ladies Epub #224 Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII as a young woman is caught between love and honorJuliana St John is the daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough Though her family wants her to marry the son of her father's business partner circumstances set her on a course toward the court The Secret MOBI #221 of Henry VIII and his last wife Kateryn or Kather This is Byrd's sopho novel With the market being over saturated with Tudor books Byrd is one of the few authors who doesn't rewrite real history and embellish real character's lives for the sake of entertainment The core of this book is the religious war going on at the time As many of you know Katherine Parr aka King Henry VIII's final wife was a reformist and almost lost her head over it Byrd tells the story of Kate's reign through the fictional Juliana a Knight's daughter who Thomas Seymour brings into Kate's pre ueen years home He knew Kate liked to be surrounded by women who felt likewise and loved debating Juliana fit in perfectly We are taken through Kate's life the burning of Anne Askew Henry's final years and Kate's love with Thomas Juliana is a likable heroine and has several prophesies I rolled my eyes about it when I read the back of the book but it was minor and not the center of the story It fit Even though I know Kate's story I enjoyed reading about it The author goes into the odd ThomasElizabeth relationship and tries to help us understand why Kate might have done what she did I personally will never understand except that she might have simply been a women in love and was trying to tame the monster The author also explores the mystery of Mary her and Thomas' child I enjoyed the thorough author's notes I'm not going with 5 stars only because parts of the book seemed a little cliched but by the end of the book they were minor overall If you want to read about Katherine Parr I recommend this book If you are Tudor'd out but feel the need to read a good Tudor story amidst the fluff available I believe you will enjoy this one I think Sandra Byrd is here to stay

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Ine ParrSir Thomas Seymour uncle of the current heir Prince Edward returns to Wiltshire to tie up his business with Juliana's father's estate and sees instantly that she would fit into the household of the woman he loves Kateryn Parr Her mother agrees to have her placed in the Parr Secret Keeper Ladies PDFEPUB #228 household for finishing and Juliana goes though perhaps reluctantly For she knows a The Secret Keeper reminds me of why I both avoid and find fascinating stories about the reign of King Henry VIII Everything was so precarious for everyone Friendship was based on how much favor you had at any given time and how easily are friends forgotten once they’ve fallen from that favor The treatment of women and their lack of rights are hard to read about but true to the time periodKateryn Parr is an intriguing figure in history in that of course she is the only wife to outlivenot be put to death bydivorced or annulled from Henry VIII Byrd sheds light on her contributions specifically that of writing and translating works of faith as well as encouraging meaningful discourse on matters of faith and religious reform to great personal detrimentJuliana St John’s life becomes entwined with that of Kateryn Parr a connection made even precarious because she has been gifted with prophecy This perilous gift spurs her to make difficult choices and the world of duplicity is a hard one to navigate Byrd melds Juliana’s personal story with real historical events in a way that feels authentic There are a few scenes that are shocking and hard to read so I would probably recommend this book to older teens and up Though overall there is little violence one scene specifically may be hard for some readersSandra Byrd is one of my favorite authors so I’m glad to finally be continuing this trilogy Although I prefer her contemporaries and stories set later in history her take on this time period is engrossing I’ve already got the book about ueen Elizabeth I on my shelf and hope to read it soon

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Book ☆ The Secret Keeper Ladies in Waiting #2 338 pages Download É Sandra byrd ✓ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☆ The Secret Keeper Ladies in Waiting #2 Author Sandra Byrd – The author of To Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII as a young woman is caught Secret She has been given the gift of prophecy and in one of her visions she has seen Sir Thomas shredding the dress of the king's daughter the lady Elizabeth to perilous conseuenceAs Juliana learns the secrets of King Henry VIII's court she faces threats Secret Keeper Ladies in Waiting PDFEPUBand opposition learning truths about her own life that will upset everything she thought she once held dear The Secret Keeper the second book in the Ladies in Waiting series by Sandra Byrd brings to life the glittering beauty and heartpounding treachery of the court surrounding Henry VIII's last wife Kateryn Parr through the eyes of a prophetic young woman Juliana St John Risking everything for the love of her mistress Juliana will not only work to keep the secrets of the ueen from those that wish to harm her but will come across new secrets that shake the very core of her familyJuliana grew up as the beloved witty daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough After her father dies she is left behind with an unloving mother and a future laid out for her that includes a boring marriage to the son of her late father's business partner someone Juliana cannot imagine truly loving What makes her life even difficult is the fact that Juliana has prophetic dreams dreams that have even her mother suspecting she is a witch With this dreary life ahead of her a ray of promise shines through when Thomas Seymour comes to Marlborough to settle his dealings with her father's estate and decides that Juliana would make a good addition to the household of the woman he loves Kateryn Parr One thing tempers Juliana's excitement however she has had a vision of Thomas Seymour shredding the gown of a young woman while a third party holds the girl down Why has this vision come to her and what does God want her to do about itIn Kateryn's kind person Juliana finds a true mother something she has always longed for She soon determines to serve her ueen and friend unwaveringly doing all she can to keep her happy and safe something not always easily done in the up and down world of the aging Henry VIII's court This is especially difficult as Kateryn works to influence the king and his children in their beliefs and to support and spread the reformist viewpoint Through it all Juliana stays true even when Kateryn asks Juliana for a final favor one that not only ties up Juliana's future but irrevocably changes all she has believed about her own past With all the secrets Juliana has kept will she be able to contain this final secret and fulfill the ueen's wishI absolutely love this series so far While this is the second book in the Ladies in Waiting series you do not have to read the first book To Die For before this one Both books work as stand alone novels and while both are wonderful they do not have to be read in order Juliana is a very sympathetic character as she searches for love love of a mother and eventually love of a man and it can be heartbreaking at times to see her struggle through the debauchery of court life all in the name of doing what she feels is right I really enjoyed seeing Kateryn Parr and the events that surrounded her from this new perspective For anyone who knows the history of Kateryn Parr Henry VIII's sixth wife her marriage to Thomas Seymour and the mystery of what happened to their daughter Sandra Byrd works to fill in some of the blanks surrounding their lives by utilizing Juliana What we end up with is an intriguing set of mysteries exciting answers that are entirely plausible and a wonderful new heroine that I only can hope was as exciting in real life as she is in the pages of the bookBeing a firm lover of all things Tudor The Secret Keeper was a wonderful addition that kept me turning the pages and wondering exactly how Sandra Byrd would weave the storyline through the known facts surrounding them I cannot wait for the next book in the series and as the series seems to get better and better I anticipate another exciting romp through history