Maid of secrets

by McGowan, Jennifer,

Format: Print Book ©2013.
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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In this breathtaking start to a series, a secret society of young women make up Elizabeth I's most trusted royal guard. God Save the Queen--or the Maids will.

Orphan Meg Fellowes makes her living picking pockets--until she steals from the wrong nobleman. Instead of rotting in prison like she expected, she's whisked away to the court of Queen Elizabeth and pressed into royal service, where she joins four other remarkable girls in the Maids of Honor, the Queen's secret society of protectors.

Meg's natural abilities as a spy prove useful in this time of unrest. The Spanish Court is visiting, and with them come devious plots and hidden political motives. As threats to the kingdom begin to mount, Meg can't deny her growing attraction to one of the dashing Spanish courtiers. But it's hard to trust her heart in a place where royal formalities and masked balls hide the truth: Not everyone is who they appear to be. With danger lurking around every corner, can she stay alive--and protect the crown?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In sixteenth-century London, picking a pocket is one thing, but lifting the purse of Sir William Cecil, the queen's advisor, is quite another. A thief with quick wits and a phenomenal memory, 17-year-old Meg is forcefully recruited to become a spy for the young Queen Elizabeth. Meg joins an elite group of five Maids of Honor secretly carrying out undercover work. Her first assignment, spying on a young Spanish nobleman notable for his good looks and easy charm, leads to intrigues marked by stolen kisses, mysterious letters, and dangerous secrets. Whether recounting her perilous missions or her moral dilemmas, Meg's first-person narrative is consistently engaging. Though the Elizabethan setting sometimes seems a bit thin, the characters, particularly the other secretly spying Maids of Honor, slowly become distinct, believable individuals as the story unfolds. Meg's adventure comes to a satisfying conclusion while leaving the door open for sequels. A Maids of Honor series seems planned, with the lead rotating among the five young women.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Maids of honor
Subjects Elizabeth -- I, -- Queen of England, -- 1533-1603 -- Fiction.
Courts and courtiers -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationship -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction.
Spy stories.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster BFYR,©2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 406 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781442441385 (hbk.)
1442441380 (hbk.)
9781442441392 (pbk.)
1442441399 (pbk.)
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