Jane Shore, the quick-witted and alluring daughter of a silk merchant, is twenty-two and still unmarried, though she has caught the eye of many an eligible young man in London.
father finally finds her a match, she’s married off to the dull, older
silk merchant William Shore—but her heart belongs to another.
Marriage doesn’t stop Jane Shore from flirtation, however, and when
the king’s chamberlain and friend, Will Hastings, comes to her husband’s
shop, he knows his king will find her irresistible.
has everything: power, majestic bearing, superior military leadership,
a sensual nature, and charisma. And with Jane as his mistress, he also
finds true happiness. But when his hedonistic tendencies get in the
way of being the strong leader England needs, his life, as well as that
of Jane and Will Hastings, hang in the balance. Jane must rely on her
talents to survive without Edward to protect her, as the new monarch,
Richard III, bent on reforming his brother’s licentious court, ascends
tale has been an inspiration to poets and playwrights for 500 years,
and, as told through the unique perspective of a woman plucked from
obscurity and thrust into a life of notoriety, Royal Mistress is sure to enthrall today’s historical fiction lovers as well.