Waiting on Wednesday: The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spineand spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting for:
(one of my very favorite series)
March 24th 2015
The next page-turner in
the award-winning Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the
Tudor court, as the gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the
most powerful men of her era.
After her priory in Dartford is
closed, Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life weaving
tapestries, shunning dangerous quests and conspiracies. Until she is
summoned to Whitehall Palace, where her tapestry weaving has drawn the
Joanna is uncomfortable serving the King whom
she has twice attempted to overthrow, unbeknownst to him. She fears for
her life in a court bursting with hidden agendas and a casual disregard
for the virtues she holds dear. And her suspicions are confirmed when an
assassin attempts to kill her moments after arriving at Whitehall.
to stay ahead of her most formidable enemy yet, an unknown one, she
becomes entangled in dangerous court politics. A disturbing encounter
with Thomas Cromwell propels Joanna to prominence in the King's circle.
She discovered that her dear friend Catherine Howard is rumored to be
the King's mistress. Joanna is determined to protect young, beautiful,
naive Catherine from becoming the aging King's next wife and possibly,
victim. Two friends she makes at court, painter Hans Holbein and
courtier Thomas Culpepper, offer help, but at what cost?
Set in a
world of royal banquets and feasts, tournament jousts, ship voyages,
and Tower Hill executions, this thrilling tale finds Joanna in her most
dangerous situation yet, as she attempts to decide the life she wants to
live: nun or wife, spy or subject, rebel or courtier. Joanna must
finally choose her fate.