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She has the voice of an angel... But one false note could send her back to her old life of poverty. Ten-year-old Bess is only good at one thing—singing, which has no place in her family's bleak existence. When her father sells her to the king of England, she balances the loss of all she's known against a world of music and plenty, and builds a new life as a royal minstrel, earning the nickname 'the king's songbird.' Bess comes of age in the dangerous Tudor court, where the stakes are always high, and where politics, heartbreak, and disease threaten everyone from the king to the lowliest musician. Her life has one constant: Tom, her first and dearest friend. But when Bess...read more
Memories are all he has. Now they could save his life. Prickly, introverted Robin Lewis is a man with secrets. Returning to England after five years in exile, he is arrested and charged with heresy by the dying Queen Mary. He makes the risky decision to share his story over a days-long journey to the Tower of London. Will that decision make his captor see his humanity, or will it hasten his execution? Robin risks all and revisits his life under three Tudor monarchs, wondering how he will be judged - not just by the queen, but by the God he stopped serving long ago. When every moment counts, will the journey - and Robin's stories - last long enough for him to be saved by Mary's...read more