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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr

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This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd
Howard Books ~ June 2012

The author of To Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII, as a young woman is caught between love and honor.

 Juliana St. John is the daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough. Though her family wants her to marry the son of her father’s business partner, circumstances set her on a course toward the court of Henry VIII and his last wife, Kateryn Parr.

Sir Thomas Seymour, uncle of the current heir, Prince Edward, returns to Wiltshire to tie up his business with Juliana’s father’s estate and sees instantly that she would fit into the household of the woman he loves, Kateryn Parr. Her mother agrees to have her placed in the Parr household for “finishing” and Juliana goes, though perhaps reluctantly. For she knows a secret. She has been given the gift of prophecy, and in one of her visions she has seen Sir Thomas shredding the dress of the king’s daughter, the lady Elizabeth, to perilous consequence.

As Juliana learns the secrets of King Henry VIII’s court, she faces threats and opposition, learning truths about her own life that will upset everything she thought she once held dear.


Doesn't The Secret Keeper sound SO good? And isn't the cover GORGEOUS?!?


  1. I haven't heard of this book before. It sounds quite interesting! I like the cover! Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

    Books For All Seasons

  2. First I've heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

  3. This is not my Genre of book, but I always do love the covers and yes - this one is gorgeous!

  4. I love historical fictions! I wonder what kinds of secrets are being hidden in this one.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  5. OOh a new Tudor book. This is something different than what I expected. Great choice for WOW.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  6. Sounds like an interesting book, enjoy!


  7. You don't run into too many Christian bookies on here! It's nice to see another :) Here's my WoW

    Glitter Lit

  8. I haven't read this author before but I do like the sound of this historical fiction.
    Our WoW is at Book Sake. -Jessica

  9. Thanks for sharing Melanie, I like the sound of this story and the cover is great. Just the type of books that I like to read.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

  10. I love historical fiction like this, especially Tudor era books. Thanks for sharing!

    My WOW

  11. That cover is simply gorgeous! I've been wanting to read "To Die For" and I guess this will be another book to add to my wishlist:-)

    God bless you!

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