For fans of the Royal Diaries series and of Gail Carson Levine, here is the second adventure in a middle grade time travel series from Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky !

In book 2, newly orphaned Rose finds herself time-traveling between present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history.

When Princess Mary ascends the throne in sixteenth-century England, Rose is forced to leave Princess Elizabeth and serve Mary. Mary’s coronation is coming, and Rose will be put to work making elaborate gowns. But the religiously devout queen’s next plan is to begin her attack on Protestants—burning them at the stake!

Rose’s dad, master spy and goldsmith for the court, urges Rose to escape to her home century, present day Indiana, where Rose befriends a young immigrant named Marisol. Rose must protect Marisol from both middle school mean girls and the threat of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Relishing her newfound family, Rose is determined to rescue her father and best friend Franny from the dangers of Queen Mary's reign. Is she willing to risk everything to save the people closest to her?

Paperback, 336 pages
Published on June 9, 2020 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062693298
ISBN-13: 9780062693297
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  • shayshaygirl25
    shayshaygirl25Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 8:42 am
    It is safe to say this seires consists of the best books that I have ever read! It is about a girl named Rose Ashley, and after her mother dies, she moves to indianapolis with her grandma. With all of the strugles at her new school, like mean girls and not many friends, she feels that her grandmas greenhouse is the only place she can escape to. Or another centry prehaps.. Once she meets september, the 3-legged time traveler cat, she travels back in time to hatfeild house, home of the banished princess Elizabeth in the year of 1543, where she meets Franny, the imobilized housemaid and starts working for Elizabeth. When Franny gives Rose a locket that she found, with a picture of maybe her potential father in it, she knows she has to find him. Until Elizabeth realizes that the locket is a tuter rose, that only queens and kings can wear, she steal the locket, leaving Rose no hope of finding her father. Every time she travel back home, she comes back to 1500-1600, and when everyone looks lder, yet rose looks her noral age, Elizabeth starts to get suspicious with Rose's math and scriving skills. And when Rose starts accidentaly bringing future items into the 1500's, the timeline starts to go wonky! Will Rose find her real father and get her locket back? And even worse, will her and her Prodestant friend Franny survive Queen Marys rain after Price Edwards tragic death? Read this trilling book to find out!