Author Anne Clinard Barnhill will be touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the release of her novel, At the Mercy of the Queen, from January 3rd through March 9th.

Release Date:  January 3, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin


A sweeping tale of sexual seduction and intrigue at the court of Henry VIII, At the Mercy of the Queen is a rich and dramatic debut historical about Madge Shelton, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn.

At the innocent age of fifteen, Lady Margaret Shelton arrives at the court of Henry VIII and quickly becomes the confidante of her cousin, Queen Anne Boleyn. But she soon finds herself drawn into the perilous web of Anne’s ambition.

Desperate to hold onto the king’s waning affection, Anne schemes to have him take her guileless young cousin as mistress, ensuring her husband’s new paramour will owe her loyalty to the queen. But Margaret has fallen deeply in love with a handsome young courtier. She is faced with a terrible dilemma: give herself to the king and betray the love of her life or refuse to become his mistress and jeopardize the life of the her cousin, Queen Anne.


Anne Cli­nard Barn­hill has been writ­ing or dream­ing of writ­ing for most of her life. For the past twenty years, she has pub­lished arti­cles, book and the­ater reviews, poetry, and short sto­ries. Her first book, AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ, recalls what it was like grow­ing up with an autis­tic sis­ter. Her work has won var­i­ous awards and grants. Barn­hill holds an M.F.A. in Cre­ative Writ­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of North Car­olina at Wilm­ing­ton. Besides writ­ing, Barn­hill also enjoys teach­ing, con­duct­ing writ­ing work­shops, and facil­i­tat­ing sem­i­nars to enhance cre­ativ­ity. She loves spend­ing time with her three grown sons and their fam­i­lies. For fun, she and her hus­band of thirty years, Frank, take long walks and play bridge. In rare moments, they dance.

For more information, please visit Anne Clinard Barnhill’s WEBSITE.


Tuesday, January 3rd
Book Highlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, January 5th
Review at Broken Teepee

Monday, January 9th
Author Interview at The Maiden’s Court

Tuesday, January 10th
Author Guest Post at Broken Teepee

Friday, January 13th
Author Guest Post at Passages to the Past

Monday, January 16th
Review at The Broke and the Bookish

Wednesday, January 18th
Author Guest Post at Tanzanite’s Castle Full of Books

Friday, January 20th
Review at Tina’s Book Review

Monday, January 23rd
Author Interview at Reading the Past
Author Guest Post atBippity Boppity Book

Wednesday, January 25th
Review at Bippity Boppity Book

Friday, January 27th
Review at Tanzanite’s Castle Full of Books

Wednesday, February 1st
Review at From the TBR Pile

Friday, February 3rd
Review at A Musings Review

Monday, February 6th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, February 8th
Review at Unabridged Chick

Friday, February 10th
Author Guest Post at A Musings Review

Monday, February 13th
Author Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick 

Friday, February 17th
Review at A Bookish Affair

Monday, February 20th
Author Guest Post at CelticLady’s Reviews

Wednesday, February 22nd
Author Guest Post at A Bookish Affair

Friday, February 24th
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Monday, February 27th
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Wednesday, February 29th 
Review at Luxury Reading

Wednesday, March 7th
Author Guest Post at The True Book Addict

Thursday, March 8th
Review at Reviews by Molly

Friday, March 9th
Review at The True Book Addict


5 responses to “Anne Clinard Barnhill on tour for At the Mercy of the Queen,
January 3rd – March 9th”

  1. Amy,

    If you’re still looking for anyone to host this author, please let me know. You can reach me at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.


  2. Darlene says:

    How did I ever miss out on this one? I love anything to do with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. I sure hope there’ll be some giveaways. lol.

  3. This book sounds super good! I can’t wait till it comes out. 🙂

  4. Pricilla says:

    I can’t wait ’til it arrives!

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