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After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens including the Secret Sisters Series, London Confidential Series and a devotional for tweens.

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has published many nonfiction...more


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The copy of scripture read most commonly by Anne Boleyn and Kateryn Parr in Sandra Byrd’s Ladies in Waiting series, and by Sandra herself as she wrote the books, was William Tyndale’s translation. Tyndale played a central role in the English Reformation by being the first to translate the Scriptures from the original Hebrew and Greek into English and make them availabl...

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To Die For: A Novel of Anne...
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Let Them Eat Cake (French T...
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Bon Appetit: (French Twist #2)
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Piece de Resistance (French...
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The copy of scripture read most commonly by Anne Boleyn and Kateryn Parr in Sandra Byrd’s Ladies in Waiting series, and b... Read more of this blog post »
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" So, I went into this knowing it was a Tudor book (featuring Elizabeth), but so many people swear by Byrd's novels I decided to give it a go. What I didn't realize until I got my galley was that this is a Howard Book release. (Howard Books is Simon... " Read more of this review »
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" Sandra Byrd has done it again. Just when I thought I couldn't become anymore intrigued by Tudor history she pens another stellar book that makes me want to know more, more, more! Each story in the Ladies in Waiting series, Roses Have Thorns includ... " Read more of this review »
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" Historical fiction at its finest. When I want to read historical fiction, I don't want to feel as though I've picked up an encyclopedia and started reading it. I want to feel as though I have been transported back in time and am a part of that par... " Read more of this review »
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“If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly.”
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“I felt free this time, knowing I had a job and that I wasn't going to be graded. I could simply experiment and create. The thought occurred to me that if I always lived under the certainty of God's provision instead of the certainty of Lexi's worry, I might always feel this free.”
Sandra Byrd, Piece de Resistance

“My mom would never ride an ATV,' he said. 'But you did.'

'Is that a good thing?' I asked.

He traced my lips with his fingertip. 'Yes.'

My body melted like a candy bar on the dashboard.”
Sandra Byrd, Piece de Resistance

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Sandra Byrd Nicole wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Sandra! My sister is a huge fan of your books and I'm really looking forward to reading them myself!"

Thanks for thinking to friend me! I hope your enjoy the books and blessings on your own writing journey!


Nicole Thanks for the friendship, Sandra! My sister is a huge fan of your books and I'm really looking forward to reading them myself!


message 5: by Alice

Alice thanks so much for friending me!
I am SO excited about your next Ladies in Waiting book coming out in June!!!! I can't wait! I stayed up til 12:30 last night to finish To Die For; it was SO good! I felt like I was THERE on the Tower Green and almost burst into tears when Anne had her head taken and Meg had to be the one to wrap it up. :'( VERY well written! *****


Sandra Byrd Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Sandra! :D"

Glad to be friends! :)


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sandra! :D


Sandra Byrd I hope you'll like them, too, Tammy!


message 1: by Tammy

Tammy Barley It's a delight to see you here! "Let The Eat Cake" is on my "permanent keepers" bookshelf. Glad to hear there's two more that I need to read.

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Tammy


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