Review: Keeper of the King's Secrets by Michelle Diener
The revamping of this trilogy caught my attention and I had to read it. Why? Because I'm a fan of Michelle Diener and will read everything and anything she writes. In the second book in this trilogy, things heat up as possible treason is committed. Susanna is dragged into another political intrigue that she wants nothing to do with, but her betrothed, John must solve.
In an action packed story, Susanna and John come across something the King needed to keep as a secret. In addition to a precious jewel becomes a focal point that distracts John from solving the mystery. What I like about this book is that Susanna is more in the forefront, even if John is theoretically the main character. She is his secret weapon. Because who would suspect a woman to be of any use? And further more, why would they even think of a painter would be able to do anything else than draw?
It is precisely Susanna's artistic ability that helps her with John's latest problem. Her eye for attention to detail and left unnoticed helps John in ways he didn't expect. I liked the continued relationship deepening between the two. I also like how John treats Susanna - more a partner rather than a pretty object on his arm. Once again, I'm pulled into historical events and plausible side stories that I would never have thought I would enjoy. Recommended for King Henry historical buffs.
* I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.