29 March 2016

HFVBT Book Blast for The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau

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Published March 2016

The Tapestry (Joanna Stafford #3) by Nancy Bilyeau     

Henry VIII's Palace of Whitehall is the last place on earth Joanna Stafford wants to be. But a summons from the king cannot be refused. After her priory was destroyed, Joanna, a young Dominican novice, vowed to live a quiet life, weaving tapestries and shunning dangerous conspiracies. That all changes when the king takes an interest in her tapestry talent. 

With a ruthless monarch tiring of his fourth wife and amoral noblemen driven by hidden agendas, Joanna becomes entangled in court politics. 

Her close friend, Catherine Howard, is rumoured to be the king's mistress, and Joanna is determined to protect her from becoming the king's next wife--and victim. All the while, Joanna tries to understand her feelings for the two men in her life: the constable who tried to save her and the friar she can't forget. 

In a world of royal banquets, jousts, sea voyages and Tower Hill executions, Joanna must finally choose her future: nun or wife, spy or subject, rebel or courtier. The Tapestry is the final book in a trilogy that began in 2012 with The Crown, an Oprah magazine pick. Don't miss the adventures of one of the most unforgettable heroines in historical fiction.

Author Bio

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Author, Nancy Bilyeau
Nancy Bilyeau has worked on the staffs of InStyle, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Ladies Home Journal. She is currently the executive editor of DuJour magazine. 

A native of the Midwest, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. The Crown, her first novel, was published in 2012; the sequel, The Chalice, followed in 2013, and The Tapestry in 2015. 

Nancy lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Stay in touch with her on Twitter at @tudorscribe. For more information or to sign up for Nancy’s Newsletter please visit her official website.


Fans of Ken Follett will devour Nancy Bilyeau’s novel of political treachery and courageous love, set amid the endlessly fascinating Tudor landscape. (Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl)

Nancy Bilyeau's passion for history infuses her books and transports us back to the dangerous world of Tudor England. Vivid characters and gripping plots are at the heart of this wonderful trilogy, and this third book will not fail to thrill readers. Warmly recommended! (Alison Weir, author of The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I) 

A rip-roaring Tudor adventure from Nancy Bilyeau! Novice nun turned tapestry weaver Joanna Stafford returns to the court of Henry VIII. She's that great rarity of historical fiction: a fiercely independent woman who is still firmly of her time. A mystery as richly woven as any of Joanna's tapestries. (Kate Quinn, author of Lady of the Eternal City) 

Book Blast Schedule

Tuesday, March 22 
Just One More Chapter Historical Fiction Addicts Svetlana's Reads and Views 
Wednesday, March 23 
Passages to the Past With Her Nose Stuck In A Book 
Thursday, March 24 
Impressions In Ink The Life & Times of a Book Addict 
Friday, March 25 
The Reading Queen Queen of All She Reads 
Saturday, March 26 
A Holland Reads 
Sunday, March 27 
Layered Pages 
Monday, March 28 
A Book Drunkard Historical Readings & Reviews 
Tuesday, March 29 
Book Nerd Carpe Librum 
Wednesday, March 30 
The Lit Bitch Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne 
Thursday, March 31 
A Book Geek What Is That Book About 
Friday, April 1 
CelticLady's Reviews A Dream within a Dream 
Saturday, April 2 
So Many Books, So Little Time 
Sunday, April 3 
Susan Heim on Writing 
Monday, April 4 
100 Pages a Day A Literary Vacation 
Tuesday, April 5 
The Tudor Enthusiast Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
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