The Lady of the Tower

The Lady of the Tower

by Elizabeth St.John


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523417889
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2016
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 603,665
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth St.John was brought up in England and lives in California. She has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard Park, to Castle Fonmon and The Tower of London Although her ancestors sold a few castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Lucy and her family still occupy them - in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint.

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The Lady of the Tower 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that THE LADY IN THE TOWER by Elizabeth St. John is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite The tides of politics are ever changing and this is not so different throughout the centuries. After the Elizabethan era, the Stuart kings represented a time of great unease. Those who frequented the Royal Court were always on their guard as to what they said in public or even in private. There were spies everywhere. And the wrong thing spoken often meant a visit to the Tower, a visit from which few returned. Even within families, the politics of the spoken word created fragile ties. The story of Lucy St. John is almost a Cinderella-like story. After the death of her parents, Lucy was sent to live with her Aunt Joan and Uncle Oliver. Her uncle loved her, but her aunt took an instant disliking and, supported by Lucy’s older sister, Barbara, the two women continually chastised the young girl and made her feel insignificant. Lucy found solace in the gardens that surrounded her family home. And it was gardens and the collection of medicinal herbs that would see her through many hard times throughout her life, from the unfounded rumors surrounding her attraction to a wealthy young Howard, a highly titled man with connection in the court, to a marriage to a military man who aspired for greater connections in court, only to leave the family almost destitute. Elizabeth St. John’s historical romance, The Lady of the Tower, speaks of an uneasy time during the reign of the Stuart kings. The author quickly brings the reader to the heart of the story and maintains the reader’s interest and intrigue right to the very end. She is well researched in the Stuart era and has a fascinating grasp on the startling innuendos of life in the Stuart Royal Court. This is a real page turner and a fascinating historical read. Well done!
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable book. I thought the author did a great job with all the historical details and descriptions. Like a few other books I have read in the last month I have not read much about this subject (James I). It is always nice to read new to me subjects as then I can learn something while being entertained. I liked getting to know Lucy and following her life through court. First she is orphaned and then is in court and then loses everything and is at the bottom again but through it all stays strong. I thought Lucy was a strong woman. It was also interesting to me how Lucy knew so much about plants and such and how to use them. I liked that this was a put in the story. There are many people at the tower and it seems like a community with so many people. You get a glimpse into this time and what it was like in this time. I will be looking for more books by this author.