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Summer 1566. A glittering royal progress approaches Oxford. A golden age of prosperity, scientific advances, exploration and artistic magnificence. Elizabeth I’s Protestant government has much to celebrate.

But one young Catholic courtier isn’t cheering.

Conflicting passions—patriotism and religion—wage war in his heart. On this day, religion wins. Sir Edward Latham throws away his title, kin, and country to serve Catholic monarchs abroad.

But his wandering doesn’t quiet his soul, and when Europe’s religious wars threaten his beloved England and his family, patriotism prevails. Latham switches sides and becomes a double agent for Queen Elizabeth. Life turns complicated and dangerous as he balances protecting country and queen, while entreating both sides for peace.

Intrigue, lust, and war combine in this thrilling debut historical novel from Loretta Goldberg.

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Paperback: 542 pages
Kindle: Yes
Publisher: Madeglobal Publishing (December 3, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-8494853951
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches

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"This is my first Loretta Goldberg novel, and it is a winner.  In fact, it is Loretta’s debut novel.  The reader is transported back to the summer of 1566 introducing us to  Elizabeth I’s Protestant government.  The story encompasses religion and patriotism and Europe’s religious wars.  This is a wonderful way to learn about history and the past, by being introduced to characters that not only burst off the page, but ignite our imaginations.  If you are interested in the way of the “royals”, “The Reversible Mask’ is a must read for you.  We shall enjoy this book for now and wait anxiously for another historical tale from Loretta Goldberg."

Cathie Martin Entirely Women, WGRT Radio Port Huron, MI March 5, 2019