Keeper of the King's Secrets by Michelle Diener

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The plot is well done and keeps the suspense high, along with the mystery.
-Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Synopsis

A priceless jewel. A royal court rife with intrigue. A secret deal, where the price of truth could come too high . . .

The personal artist to King Henry Tudor, Susanna Horenbout is sought by the queen and ladies of the court for her delicate, skilled portraits. But now someone from her past is pulling her into a duplicitous game where the consequence of failure is war. Soon, Susanna and her betrothed, the King’s most dangerous courtier, are unraveling a plot that would shatter Europe. And at the heart of it is a magnificent missing diamond. . . .

With John Parker at her side, Susanna searches for the diamond and those responsible for its theft, their every step dogged by a lethal assassin. Finding the truth means plunging into the heart of the court’s most bitter infighting, surviving the harrowing labyrinth of Fleet Prison—and then coming face-to-face with the most dangerous enemy of all.
 

About Michelle Diener

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Michelle Diener has always had a passion for reading and writing. She began writing stories when her parents gave her a typewriter for her twelfth birthday, and she hasn’t stopped since. Born in London and raised in South Africa, she now lives on the west coast of Australia with her husband and two small children.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Gallery Books. 306 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 06 2012

Diener’s latest is much more compelling than the last—the plot is fast-paced (though convoluted), and John and Susanna have grown as characters.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Amelia Richard on Mar 30 2012

KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS is dramatically original with imaginative scenes of suspense and one mystery after another.

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Romance Reviews Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Robin Lee on Apr 12 2012

The characters in this book are wonderful and believable.

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Historical Novel Review

Good
Mar 17 2012

Once again, author Michelle Diener strikes a balance between intrigue, mystery, romance, and believable, well-developed characters.

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Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Good
Reviewed by Blodeuedd on Apr 06 2012

The plot is well done and keeps the suspense high, along with the mystery.

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Reader's Entertainment

Good
Reviewed by Sheila on Apr 03 2012

Diener’s writing style is beautiful, to the point, vivid and exciting.

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The Tudor Enthusiast

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie Tracy

There is a lot of action in her books, but sometimes the action doesn't seem to make the most sense, or new characters are introduced that seem random and disorganized.

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Diary of a Book Addict

Good

Written in a straight forward hand, Keeper offers a compelling, page-turning mystery packed with unexpected twists and turns, solid prose, always-fascinating court intrigue, and a unique story that feels like a classic mystery wrapped in a Tudor setting.

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