Widowed for the second time at age thirty-one, Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches Seymour to the Continent. Unable to refuse a royal proposal, Katherine must become Henry's sixth queen . . . and try to navigate the treachery of the court.