Barbara Kyle Books In Order

Thornleigh Books In Order

  1. The Queen’s Lady (1994)
  2. The King’s Daughter (1995)
  3. The Queen’s Captive (2010)
  4. The Queen’s Gamble (2011)
  5. Blood Between Queens (2012)
  6. The Queen’s Exiles (2014)
  7. The Traitor’s Daughter (2015)


  1. Entrapped (2011)
  2. The Man From Spirit Creek (2020)

Non fiction

  1. Page Turner (2016)

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The Queen’s Lady

London, 1527. Marry or serve: for Honor Larke, the choice is clear. Unwilling to perish of boredom as an obedient wife, she leaves the home of her ward, the brilliant Sir Thomas More, to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII’s court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch and when to act…

Angered by the humiliation heaped upon her mistress as Henry cavorts with Anne Boleyn and presses Rome for a divorce, Honor volunteers to carry letters to the Queen’s allies. It’s a risky game, but Honor is sure she’s playing it well until she’s proven wrong. Richard Thornleigh may cut a dashing figure at court, but Honor isn’t taken in by his reckless charm. Only later does Honor realize that Richard has awakened something within her and that he, too, has something to hide…

For the King’s actions are merely one knot in a twisted web that stretches across Europe, ensnaring everyone from the lowliest of peasants to the most powerful of nobles. Swept away in a tide of intrigue and danger, The Queen’s Lady is about to learn everything: about pride, passion, greed and the conscience of the king…

‘Weaves a fast paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history.’ Judith Merkle Riley

‘Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable.’ Ellen Jones

Includes Reading Group Guide!

The King’s Daughter

Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary’s fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality. And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary…

Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is helping to lay the groundwork to overthrow Mary and bring Elizabeth to power. But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family. With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde a Spanish soldier of fortune can help Isabel. Now with England s future at stake, Isabel risks all to change the course of history…

Filled with lavish period detail and fascinating characters, The King s Daughter mesmerizes readers as it takes them into a riveting world of riches, pageantry, passion, and danger…

The Queen’s Captive

England, 1554. In the wake of the failed Wyatt Rebellion, a vengeful Queen Mary has ordered all conspirators captured and executed. Among the imprisoned is her own sister, twenty one year old Princess Elizabeth. Though she protests her innocence, Elizabeth’s brave stand only angers Mary more. Elizabeth longs to gain her liberty and her sister s crown. In Honor and Richard Thornleigh and their son, Adam, the young princess has loyal allies. Disgusted by Queen Mary s proclaimed intent to burn heretics, Honor visits Elizabeth in the Tower and they quickly become friends. And when Adam foils a would be assassin, Elizabeth s gratitude swells into a powerful and mutual attraction. But while Honor is willing to risk her own safety for her future queen, aiding in a new rebellion against the wrathful Mary will soon lead her to an impossible choice Riveting, masterfully written, and rich in intricate details, The Queen s Captive brings one of history s most fascinating and treacherous periods to vibrant, passionate life. Praise for the novels of Barbara Kyle Weaves a fast paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history. Judith Merkle Riley on The Queen s Lady Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable. Ellen Jones on The Queen s Lady Unfurls a complex and fast paced plot, mixing history with vibrant characters. Publishers Weekly on The King s Daughter

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