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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:215
  • eBook ISBN:9780991805341

The Queen's Spy

by Ruth S. Daigneault

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Will Spain's plans for a strategic move against England succeed or be defeated thanks to the efforts of a young man whose true identity, if discovered, could lead to his death? Romance and intrigue abound in the lives of a spy for Queen Elizabeth I, his sister and cousin. Revisit an era where love still blooms in spite of religious and political upheaval which threatens to tear a country apart.


The Queen’s Spy is an historical romance novel set in England during the years prior to, during and after the Spanish Armada. This is a time of great unrest where Protestant and Catholic factions are at odds over the throne of England. Philip of Spain, smouldering at Queen Elizabeth’s rebuff of his advances, has determined to conquer England and return the country to its Catholic faith. Spies from both sides are abundant, and this novel deals with an English spy, cousin of Sir Francis Drake. Jeremy Hawkins, crippled as a youth, leaves his sister behind when he takes up his position as a spy for Queen Elizabeth I. Catherine Hawkins, a spunky young lady who is determined to have adventures, remains at the ancestral home, Hawkesbury Manor, where she deals with the behaviour of her cousin Mary who has come to keep her company.

About the author

Ruth Daigneault is a published author of The 13th Guest, co-author of The Last Journey - Going Home with Paul Daigneault, and several mystery shorts. Fifteen of her mystery-comedy dinner plays have been performed in several cities across Ontario. Ruth spent many years as a psychic/spiritual science teacher and counselor and has appeared many times on television talking about, and demonstrating, her psychic abilities. She currently lives with her husband in Port Hope, Ontario.