Synopses & Reviews
No one wanted you. But I did.
Kat's true identity is a secret, even from her. All she has ever known are Grace and Anna and their small village. Kat wants more—more than hours spent embroidering finery for wealthy ladies and more than Christian, the gentle young farmer courting her.
But there are wolves outside, Grace warns. Waiting, with their eyes glowing in the dark . . . and Grace has given Kat safety and a home when no one else would.
Then a stranger appears in their cottage, bringing the mystery of Kat's birth with her. In one night, Kat's destiny finds her: She will leave. She will journey to London, and her skill with the needle will attract the notice of the magnificent Queen Elizabeth—and of the wolves of the court. She will discover what Grace would never tell her.
Everything will unravel.
“Suzanne Crowleys prose entranced meit was as delicate and magical as Katherines needleworktransporting me to a world rich with mystery and romance.” Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox
“[A] tantalizing mystery…This novel offers romance readers (or fans of The Tudors) many sumptuous costumes, a parade of ‘distinguished-looking fellows, and something of historical substance as well.” The Horn Book
“Intrigue, romance, and period details abound in this riveting story of Tudor England.” School Library Journal
Set during the lush Elizabethan period, this smart, sensual novel drips with intrigue, period detail, and drama, as it follows a girl from the English countryside who travels to London to uncover the secret of who she really is.
About the Author
Suzanne Crowley has always been fascinated with Elizabethan England, and according to family lore, she is a descendant of Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen. She is also the author of The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous, a Book Sense "Top Ten" Pick. Suzanne Crowley lives with her family in Southlake, Texas.