The Serpent Garden

The Serpent Garden

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In the court of Henry VIII, there are many secrets—and some people will kill to keep them hidden.Susanna Dallet is the daughter of a Flemish painter and wife to a philandering husband, living in the court of Henry VIII. When her husband is murdered, Susanna is suddenly left with a household to provide for and nothing to her name. Her days of anonymity are over when Susanna finds that guild rules preventing women from working do not apply at the king’s court, and she manages to secure a position as a miniature-portrait painter. Before long, she has not only made a name for herself, she is close to those who surround Princess Mary. But even in this lofty company, Susanna is not safe. An old manuscript that she has inherited turns out to hold the keys to an age-old mystery, and the forces that claimed her husband are closing in. As danger looms, Susanna joins with Robert Ashton, secretary to Henry’s cunning and ruthless adviser Archbishop Wolsey, and together they must fight a fearsome society in league with a demon.Combining heartpounding action, sly humor, romance, and supernatural twists, The Serpent Garden is the story of a creative and resourceful woman who unwittingly finds herself in a dangerous—and deadly—game of hide-and-seek.

Baker & Taylor
When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister, Princess Mary, and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage of the princess-bride, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2008, c1996
Edition: 1st Three Rivers Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780307395368
Branch Call Number: FIC RIL
Characteristics: 449 p. ;,21 cm.

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Memawrayne
Oct 25, 2017

Once I got into it, I enjoyed the story, but it was a little weird with angels and demons. That,to me, suggest supernatural and sci-fi type book. I think the story could have been just as good without supernatural beings!! There was even a little from the Da Vinci book by Dan Brown.
Characters were interesting and plot worked pretty well. I'm debating if I want to read another book by this author.

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