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The Queen’s Guard: Violet

by: Traci E. Hall

Book 1 in The Queen’s Guard Series

In the year 1147, Queen Eleanor and King Louis traverse to Jerusalem for the Second Crusade. Along with her fancy bedding and wine, the wily young queen brings five lovely and talented women: her spies.

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Overview

In the year 1147, Queen Eleanor and King Louis traverse to Jerusalem for the Second Crusade. Along with her fancy bedding and wine, the wily young queen brings five lovely and talented women: her spies.

Among them is the beautiful widow Isabella de Lacey, whose duty is to infiltrate Emperor Manuel’s inner circle and skillfully extract information. Will he aid the queen’s cousin or betray the alliance for one with the Turks?

To find out, Isabella must woo the emperor’s man, Raoul, whose soul is as black as his eyes and whose passion both terrifies and captivates her.

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Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2012
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Traci E. Hall's The Queen's Guard: Violet has all the elements that make for a fantastic and sexy historical read. As always, Ms. Hall manages to beautifully convey real characters—and the human emotion that rules us through all time. I love her work! ~ Heather Graham, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Bride of the Night

An exciting blend of historical fiction and historical romance that sweeps the reader into the medieval world of court intrigue, hidden passions, and forbidden love, with a hero who’s emotionally torn by his past and struggling to trust and a heroine who’s willing to risk her life for her queen but who is never braver than when she risks her heart for the man she loves. Wonderfully researched, with details that bring the period vividly to life! ~ Allison Chase, Award-Winning Author of Recklessly Yours

Traci Hall is a gifted story teller who never fails to deliver that different kind of medieval romance. The Queens Guard is sure to delight all who read it. ~ Linda Abel, The Medieval Chronicle

“A fine tale that features a heroine willing to go against the conventions of the time. . . . A nice romance with a bit of mystery, this story . . . gives the reader a you-are-there feel of the time period.” ~ Susan Mobley, Romantic Times Review (July 2012)

“The Queen’s Guard: Violet is a charming historical romance. Traci E. Hall pens a novel woven with mystery, humor, and colorful characters . . . for a rich read.” ~ Billie Jo, Romance Junkies

“The author weaves a well-written story of political intrigue, espionage, attempted murder, and mystery.” ~ Stephanie Moore Hopkins, Historical Novel Society

“This story was intriguing for me as a reader. I loved the historical aspects, especially the inclusion of historical figures. . . . This was a great read.” ~Heather, Eye on Romance

“I look forward to reading about the other charismatic women who comprise the Queen’s Guard and recommend this story as an enjoyable read to anyone who loves the pomp and pageantry of tales that feature the royalty and their companions.” ~Night Owl Reviews