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  • Published: 5 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780451212993
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $23.99

Philippa



In the third Friarsgate Inheritance novel, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small takes us back to the sensuality, drama, and intrigue of King Henry's sixteenth-century court to tell the story of the daughter of one of her most beloved characters.

The eldest child of Rosamund Bolton and heiress to the Friarsgate manor, Philippa Meredith is devastated when she discovers that the man she sought to marry has rebuffed her. But it is this sudden change of fortune that sweeps the spirited beauty back to her place in the court of Queen Katherine of Aragon—and into the arms of Crispin St. Clair, the Earl of Witton. But when Philippa stumbles onto a plot to assassinate King Henry VIII, their very love is tested as they attempt to unmask those who are plotting to tear the royal court asunder.

  • Published: 5 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780451212993
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $23.99

About the author

Bertrice Small

Bertrice Small lives on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, where she writes her novels in a light-filled studio surrounded by her cover paintings and many mementos of the romance genre. Married for thirty-three years to her husband, George, she is the mother of Thomas, a radio sportscaster and writer; mother-in-law of Megan; and grandmother of Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Longtime readers will be happy to know that Nicky, the charming cockatiel, Checquers, the fat black-and-white cat with the pink ears, and Sebastian, the tiny greige-and-white cat, remain her dearest companions.

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Praise for Philippa

Praise for the Friarsgate Inheritance series   “Full of historical detail, political intrigue and lots of steamy, enthusiastic sex...Should please Small’s many fans.”—Publishers Weekly   “Brimming with colorful characters and rich in historical detail, Small’s boldly sensual love story is certain to please her many devoted readers.”—Booklist   “Fascinating [and] intriguing.”—Affaire de Coeur   “Bertrice Small fans will take immense pleasure with her latest heated historical romance...a fine sixteenth century romance with a strong cast caught in the maelstrom of momentous happenings.”—The Best Reviews   “Small cleverly uses the monumental sixteenth century events to tell her story of love.”—Midwest Book Review   “Wickedly spicy, historically accurate...an enthralling saga that is impossible to put down! This novel is worth every one of its five Blue Ribbon rating, and everyone needs a copy!”—Romance Junkies   “With her keen knowledge of history and the ability to craft a vividly colored backdrop, Small evokes the era and brings her characters to life. This is everything her fans could ever want.”—RT Book Reviews

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