“In modern times, Cat would most likely be a cheerleader; the king, captain of the football team. But the royal backdrop with historical underpinnings makes a far more interesting story…Readers can practically feel the embroidered ball gowns and hand-stitched lace.” –The Los Angeles Times
"I believe I found my new favorite series"- MTV.com
“Longshore, who's clearly done her historical homework, takes full advantage of the Tudor standards. . . and surroundings. . . but Cat is a completely contemporary American teenager.”—BCCB
“Longshore writes a believable novel of historical fiction with well-developed characters and entertaining . . . plot twists.”—VOYA
“A good, juicy story . . . royally riveting for the reader.”—Booklist
“A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices.”—Kirkus Reviews
From the Inside Flap
Kitty Tylney has always lived in the shadow of her best friend, Cat. Then Cat worms her way into the court of King Henry VIII - and into the King's heart. When Cat brings her best friend into her inner circle at court, Kitty is thrust into a glittering new life of fabulous gowns, opulent parties, and dashing men vying for her attention. But Kitty soon discovers that beneath the golden veneer lies a world of secrets and lies, trysts and back-door deals, where the price of gossip could literally be her head.
Once you've clawed your way to the top, there's nowhere to go but down...and it's a long fall from the Queen of England's throne.