Elizabeth "Gera" FitzGerald had a privileged life in her youth in Ireland, daughter of the FitzGerald Dynasty. Her privileged world is overturned when her father, the 9th Earl of Kildare, is imprisoned in the Tower of London by King Henry VIII and her family is destroyed by corruption charges and scandal. Torn from her island home and the rest of her family spread out across Europe, Elizabeth has no choice but to accept a place in England's glittering court.
Now a member of King Henry VIII's royal court and a companion to his infant daughter, Elizabeth, Gera has to navigate the ever changing politics and alliances – all while nursing her own desire for revenge.
From the lush green fields of Ireland's County Kildare to England's treacherous and opulent royal court, New York Times bestseller Karen Harper delves into the life of a real, daring woman who cannot be tamed . . . or satisfied until her family's good name is restored.