Denise Robins is one of the most prolific and best-selling authors of historical romances of her time. In Second Best, she tells the story of a young woman’s journey to find her place in the world.
Born into a family of nobility, Lady Jane Grey is raised to be a dutiful wife and mother. But when her father is accused of treason and executed, Jane is thrust into a world of politics and intrigue. She must choose between the life she was born into and the life she wants for herself.
With the help of her childhood friend, Lord Robert Dudley, Jane navigates the dangerous waters of the Tudor court. But as she gets closer to Robert, she realizes that he is not the man she thought he was. And when she meets the dashing sea captain, Francis Drake, Jane must decide if she is willing to risk everything for a chance at true love.
Second Best is a sweeping tale of love, betrayal, and adventure that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.