I have 2 copies of Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick by Gillian Bagwell to give away!
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About the book
On her twelfth birthday, Bess of Hardwick hears word that she is soon to become a gentlewoman in a noble household. Armed with nothing but her razor-sharp wit and fetching looks, Bess fears leaving her home for the glamorous court of King Henry VIII. Hesitance aside, the choice is clear. Her impoverished family has nothing to offer her but lowly work at the bottom of society. Entering the world of the court changes her life forever.
Suddenly thrust into the complicated lives of England’s rich and powerful, Bess quickly learns to navigate the treacherous waters. She must find the courage to marry despite the danger it brings, and when her first husband dies, Bess is left with an enormous fortune. The greatest decision yet looms before her—now a woman of power and reverence, the possibilities become excitingly endless….
Readers will love this rich and true story of a girl whose wealth and power was exceeded only by the queen of England herself, Queen Elizabeth.