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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fiona Buckley Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ursula Blanchard Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455176489
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Lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard has a mandate from the secretary of state to spy on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. Although she has already proven herself worthy of the Queen’s gratitude, Ursula now must travel to France, where civil war may break out at any moment, to hand carry a letter from Elizabeth to the Queen Mother and Regent, Catherine. The mission to mediate peace between warring Protestant and Catholic French factions seems clear, but there are hidden forces at work. Whom can Ursula trust? What will happen to her daughter if she fails? And what are the chances—and consequences—of a reunion with her second husband, a Frenchman and an enemy of Elizabeth’s?

This tale of murder, treasure, and passion effortlessly and accurately conveys the high treason in the court of young Queen Elizabeth I.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Now is a nice time for Tudor fans to light a flambeau, reach for some sweetmeats, and curl up with Queen’s Ransom.

    USA Today

  • “Fantastic historical fiction with royal intrigue...Buckley makes the Elizabethan era fun.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Buckley’s amusingly modern characters mesh successfully with the well-researched plot, and readers will be wrapped up in the sixteenth-century thrill of pitfalls lurking around every corner.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Curtis | 12/28/2013

    " Ind of boring and the history was wrong in places and the story was not good enough to compensate. blag! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Andrews | 10/20/2013

    " 3rd book in the series, surprise ending...I love Ursula! This is a great historical mystery series set in the Elizabethan period. Long live Gloriana! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Arendt | 10/10/2013

    " Certainly not the best book in the series - Buckley holds your hand a little too tightly throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 9/29/2013

    " Another good one from Fiona Buckley! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/26/2013

    " This third installment in this series doesn't end up really being a mystery novel, but it's interesting with enough suspense and character to be enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 7/4/2013

    " I have really enjoyed this series. I can't wait to read them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/25/2013

    " I was expecting the fictional Elizabeth I to be more of a presence in this one. Not bad, but I am not sure if I will run out and read the rest of the series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 1/28/2013

    " Another very good entry in this series. I do wonder how the books will continue now though with the happenings at the end of this installment. The main character in this series is quite engaging and a strong individual. I look forward to the remainder of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 11/3/2012

    " I appreciate that the writing has a nice flow and easy to follow. I like this series, but may be getting tired of them, thus just a 3 star rating. I plan on continuing the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 11/6/2011

    " awesome so far. i'm glad i stuck with this series. it just gets better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 10/13/2011

    " I am actually really enjoying these Ursula Blanchard books. I am listening to them on audio and I like the narrators voice. Sometimes I wish we could hurry it along a little and wonder if I would enjoy them as much were I to read them. But the stories are good so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget Reischer | 7/25/2011

    " The audio book is read by Nadia may - good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/2/2011

    " Ind of boring and the history was wrong in places and the story was not good enough to compensate. blag! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 3/1/2011

    " I am actually really enjoying these Ursula Blanchard books. I am listening to them on audio and I like the narrators voice. Sometimes I wish we could hurry it along a little and wonder if I would enjoy them as much were I to read them. But the stories are good so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 7/19/2010

    " awesome so far. i'm glad i stuck with this series. it just gets better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 5/12/2010

    " I was expecting the fictional Elizabeth I to be more of a presence in this one. Not bad, but I am not sure if I will run out and read the rest of the series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/26/2009

    " 3rd book in the series, surprise ending...I love Ursula! This is a great historical mystery series set in the Elizabethan period. Long live Gloriana! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 9/28/2009

    " The audio book is read by Nadia may - good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/17/2009

    " This third installment in this series doesn't end up really being a mystery novel, but it's interesting with enough suspense and character to be enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author Fiona Buckley

Fiona Buckley is a powerful voice in historical crime fiction, praised for her precise research and finely crafted writing. She lives in England.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.