The Reluctant Queen
A brand-new historical novel from a well-loved storyteller – Sixteenth-century France. Gabrielle d’Esrees’ one wish is to marry for love, but her mother sells her as a mistress to three different men before she catches the eye – and the heart – of Henry of Navarre, King of France. Henry promises to marry her, but Gabrielle’s difficulties have just begun . . . for Henry’s wife will only divorce him if he promises not to marry Gabrielle. Is the love of a king enough to secure her both the happiness and respectability she craves and a crown for their son as the next dauphin of France?
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (September 2013)