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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Byrd Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ladies in Waiting Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781470327880
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Christy Award finalist Sandra Byrd has drawn favorable comparisons to New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory for her Ladies in Waiting novels. The second installment in the series transports listeners to King Henry VIII’s court for a tale of intrigue featuring Henry’s last wife, Kateryn Parr. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Secret Keeper kept me completely engrossed in the tumultuous court of Henry VIII. I felt a part of the times, thanks to the author’s skillful storytelling, vivid descriptions, and inspiring characters. Readers are in for a special treat with this remarkable novel.”

    Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A deft creation of character voice that invites the reader in and never lets her go. A delicate suspense that keeps pages turning. And throughout, the evidence of a remarkable storyteller who moves emotions in ways that both inspire and satisfy.”

    Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Secret Keeper is a beautifully crafted story of heartache, love, and loyalty.…The heroine's secrets are compelling, but the biggest secret others have kept from her changes her life. However, it is no secret that Sandra Byrd writes compelling fiction on women's trials and triumphs. Enjoy, but keep a handkerchief nearby.”

    Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Anglophiles and history buffs alike will surely enjoy this bird’s-eye view into royal politics, love, and scandal.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/5/2014

    " I'm a sucker for a historical fiction with a love story, so this read was more of a guilty pleasure than anything else. At times I found the language cumbersome, and I felt it had more to do with the voice than the authentic period vocabulary. Bryd writes about a complicated time well, but some parts of the book read like paragraphs from a history book, whereas portions about the main character read more like close third person perspective and were more gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Panella | 2/4/2014

    " I really liked learning about Kateryn Parr. Not much is written about her life and personality, so I thought this was a refreshing addition to the list of Tudor-related books that I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/30/2014

    " Other than the odd spelling of her name, this six-billionth account of Henry's sixth wife doesn't have much to distinguish itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alison | 1/17/2014

    " I have not read a lot of historical fiction, though I would like to so when I first read the novel, it captivated my attention and after finishing, I learnt a bit of history from this century that I never knew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 1/16/2014

    " Another good book by Ms Byrd. I am so impressed with this serious. Well written, historical accurate, and just an enjoyable read. I learned some things that I didn't know about Kateryn Parr and I enjoyed doing so. I will eagerly await the author's book about Elizabeth I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis Bismanovsky | 1/3/2014

    " An enjoyable historical fiction about the last Queen of Henry the VIII, Kateryn Parr. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Hanson | 1/2/2014

    " I waited to read this book for when I knew I had the time to read it straight through. It didn't disappoint!! I loved every page! The writing is sumptuous and the story draws you in and doesn't let you go. Hurry up! Write another!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni Ebba | 12/19/2013

    " Received this novel from NetGalley with full review to come. Wonderful historical novel that was enchanting as it was intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micheila | 10/3/2013

    " The story was good, but there were some parts that were a bit too graphic for me. I loved the ending of the story, though. It was one of my favorite endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ml | 9/5/2013

    " Not bad; I let this book lie for a while, and when I picked it back up it was hard to keep all the (many) characters straight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena Chase | 9/1/2013

    " Review to come, but... wow. Excellent follow up to the most excellent To Die For. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 8/1/2013

    " As an English history junkie, I just loved the details incorporated in this novel...I knew of Henry's final wife, the one that finally outlives him, but this delved deeper into the nooks and crannies of the relationship and did not disappoint... "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Byrd

Sandra Byrd has published more than three dozen books, including the first book in her Tudor series, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. She lives near Seattle with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Elizabeth Jasicki is an actress, voice-over artist, and narrator of audiobooks. She is known for her role in the film Merry Christmas and her performance in the critically-acclaimed video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony. She has narrated numerous audiobooks, including How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling and The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen.