Lady Grace Mysteries: Feud
The Lady Grace Mysteries Series Book #6 of 12
Authors: Patricia Finney writing as Lady Grace Cavendish, Sara Vogler, Jan Burchett
|Published on October 10, 2006|
|Age Group: 9 - 13 years|
|Reading Level: ||Lexile® measure: 960L|
When one of her fellow Ladies-in-Waiting becomes mysteriously ill, Lady Grace Cavendish suspects the cause is poison and sets out to learn who is responsible.
The First Day of March,
in the Year of Our Lord 1570
Near eleven of the clock
A new daybooke! With clean pages and no blots at all! The Queen gave it to me this morning and laughed and said I must be the greatest consumer of paper and goose feathers outside the men of the Exchequer and Sir William Cecil himself. She added that I had better leave off my scribbling when I was wed, for what would my husband say when he saw I had scribbled over the accounts?
There is much excitement at Court as the famous painter Levina Teerlinc arrives to paint the Queen's portrait. The Maids of Honor are recruited to help entertain the Queen during the sittings, and to pose for the painter while the Queen is busy. They love being in the studio but have to beware as deadly poisons are used in some of the paints! One of Lady Grace's fellow Maids of Honor, Carmina, begins to act rather strangely - she seems confused and always tired. Her family has recently been involved in a feud with another noble family after her father was killed in a jousting tournament - is it possible that Carmina is being poisoned? Could the painter or her assistants be involved? Can Grace solve the mystery and discover the truth behind the strange happenings at Court?
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