The Colour of Treason
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England 1469. Elizabeth Hardacre loves her father, a friend and ally of the Earl of Warwick, the most powerful man in England. When the Earl of Warwick’s messenger arrives at her home to inform her that her father is suspected of treason, Elizabeth’s life changes dramatically, as it soon becomes apparent that it is not her father but the Earl of Warwick who has broken with King Edward IV, the man he put on the throne.
Held as a hostage to ensure her father’s compliance with the Earl of Warwick’s wishes, Elizabeth becomes involved in a battle of her own: to obtain her father’s freedom, even though this means taking the life of a man whose greatest sin is to love her.
Unable to seek absolution for her crime, Elizabeth convinces herself that she is beyond redemption and adds sin on sin by falling in love with the man who is most forbidden to her. But just when she believes that she can once again taste happiness, her trust is betrayed and, encouraged by her family and King Edward’s loathsome spymaster, she seeks a terrible revenge for that betrayal, one that will determine who holds the throne of England.