In a world of treacherous glory, three friends must test their loyalty. One is destined to lead his country, one to battle for England's soul, and one to preserve its magic. Beatrice, accused of witchcraft, escapes fiery death with the help of a handsome stranger, the Earl of Southampton. Can she keep him from betraying their friend, William Shakespeare, the leader of the Papist revolt? Can a friendship endure when both men are in love with the same woman? Based on researched historical events and Shakespeare's works, this story weaves a great romance with the critical religious conflict that underscored England during the Elizabethan period.
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About the Author
Jodee Steffensen has been a story teller all her life, regaling siblings with stories of mythical beings on stormy afternoons. She was also notorious for forcing her parents to watch endless plays in the living room. She is particularly drawn to the slightly quirky in all things, especially in books and movies. She spent nine years as a Special Education teacher, which taught her to appreciate life outside of the box.
She has lived in California, New York, Oklahoma, Washington, Idaho and Utah. She adores her two sons. She has recently remarried and her new husband brought with him ten more children and forty-six grandchildren! After an intense period of adjustment, she's decided her life is now rich beyond measure.
She loves anything outdoors including swimming, biking, hiking, and gardening. She pursues acting as well as writing and is in the process of narrating her own audio books. She would love to travel the world, but is also happy cuddled up in front of a fire on a cold day.