In 1565, 17-year-old Elin leaves Sweden---and heartbreak---for a treacherous journey to England. Transformed through marriage into Helena, the Marchioness of Northampton, she becomes the highest-ranking woman in Queen Elizabeth's circle. But the court is surrounded by enemies who plot the monarch's demise. Will serving the queen cost Helena her marriage---or even worse, her life? 352 pages, softcover from Howard.