This Heart Of Mine Author:Bertrice Small Sweeping from the glittering court of Elizabeth 1 to the wild moors of Scotland to the exotic realm of the Sultan of India, her is an all-new epic adventure in the magnificent saga of Skye O'Malley. — Embarking on a dangerous secret mission for Queen Elizabeth, beautiful, indomitable Skye O'Malley and her noble husband Adam de Marisco must leave ... more »behind their lovely, 15 year-old daughter Velvet. They have no fears for the safety of their youngest child, having entrusted her to her uncle's care. But Velvet is soon faced with trouble that no one could have anticipated, as she learns that the stranger to whom she was bethrothed at the age of 5 will soon be arriving in England to claim her hand in marriage.
Desperate to escape her fate, Velvet thrown herself on the mercy of her godmother, Queen Elizabeth, winning from her the coveted position of maid of honor at the court and gaining the protection of her royal majesty.« less