I enjoy reading about the Tudor period and so was attracted to this book by it's title and not it's author as I had never heard of her. I found it a very interesting read. That was after I came to terms with the fact that the character of the Nine Day Queen of the book's title ceases to exist ( was beheaded, as we all know) halfway through the book. Unusual, I though to myself. What happens now? But what happened was much more interesting to this reviewer. I learned a great deal about Lady Jane Grey's two sisters - Katherine and Mary. I knew that Jane had sisters but absulutely nothing about them. This book filled in this gap for me, and made me realise that they were princesses of royal blood in their own right. Sadly they were not treated as such. Queen Elizabeth the First, in particular, had her reasons to fear them,as the book makes clear.
Ella March Chase has researched her subject well and written a readable version of events during that troublesome period of Tudor history. I shall look forward to reading her other book "The Virgin Queen's Daughter".