I absolutely loved this book as well as it was a lovely, although in some places quite sad book
The main character in this book is called Eleanor and she is the daughter of a Lord. She loves both her mother and her father and her brother as well. But then one day, when she is elven years old, her father comes home, with some of the King's men with him. He claims that Eleanor's mother is a witch. He orders her to be locked in one of the towers of his castle - this book is set in 1540 in the rein of Henry the Eighth.
Eleanor is now fifteen and hates her father. Her mother is still trapped in the tower, and wouldn't be alive if Eleanor and her friends living in the village didn't provide her with food as the food she is given by Eleanor's father is poisoned. They communicate by letter so that Eleanor can tell her mother what she is missing.
Things start to go even worse when Eleanor's father invites many friends over in honour of the King coming to stay. Eleanor is told that she is going to be betrothed to a man that she hates, and according to her father knows all about her mother. She has no way to stop the marriage and her mother has accidentally swallowed some poison and is very ill.
Can Eleanor and her mother escape or not? Read the book to find out! I really enjoyed this book and give it an 8 out of 10.