The acclaimed author of Duchess and Royal
Harlot returns with the unforgettable story of a
kingâ€™s last love and Londonâ€™s darlingâ€¦
Nell Gwyn has never been a lady, nor does she pretend to
be. Blessed with impudent wit and saucy beauty, she
swiftly rises from the poverty of Covent Garden to become
a sensation in the theater. Still in her teens, she
catches the eye of King Charles II, and trades the stage
for Whitehall Palaceâ€”and the role of royal mistress.
Even though she delights the king, she must learn to
negotiate the cutthroat royal court, where ambition and
lust for power rule the hearts of all around her. For
beneath her charm and light-heartedness, Nell has her own
ambitionâ€”to become no less than the kingâ€™s favorite.