At the King's Pleasure (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 3, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
14 Reviews
The fourth novel in Kate Emerson’s well-reviewed series set in Tudor England—based on a real life member of the royal court of Henry VIII.

Following the acclaimed By Royal Decree, Pleasure Palace, and Between Two Queens, Kate Emerson again plucks a real figure from history in this lushly detailed tale featuring Lady Anne Stafford—who is torn between her husband and another man.

History remembers Lady Anne Stafford as the woman who cheated on her husband with both King Henry VIII and his companion, Sir William Compton. Lady Anne was indeed in love with two men at the same time….but the king wasn’t one of them. Lady Anne’s complex and heart-wrenching romantic relationships are at the core of this riveting tale that masterfully blends romance, drama, and historical detail as only Kate Emerson can.

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Review: At the King's Pleasure (Secrets of the Tudor Court #4)

User Review  - Brooke - Goodreads

This book was really enjoyable. The plot was just thick enough and had good historical reference and relevance. The author doesnt drag out the story in an attempt to capture too much historical detail ... Read full review

Review: At the King's Pleasure (Secrets of the Tudor Court #4)

User Review  - Susannah Treese - Goodreads

Very good book! Finished it quite awhile back though. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kate Emerson was born in Liberty, New York, and received an A.B. from Bates College and an M.A. from Old Dominion University. She currently lives in Wilton, Maine. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and other professional organizations. Emerson also writes a Scottish mysteries series as Kaitlyn Dunnett. Visit her at

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