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Thursday, October 15, 2015

REVIEW ~ FIVE STARS ~ The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court #1) by Kate Emerson

The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court, #1)The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court #1)
by Kate Emerson

Beautiful. Seductive. Innocent. Jane Popyncourt was brought to the court as a child to be ward of the king and a companion to his daughters -- the princesses Margaret and Mary. With no money of her own, Jane could not hope for a powerful marriage, or perhaps even marriage at all. But as she grows into a lovely young woman, she still receives flattering attention from the virile young men flocking to serve the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has recently married Catherine of Aragon. Then a dashing French prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart -- and more -- to a man she can never marry. But the Tudor court is filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries surrounding Jane's birth that have made her deadly enemies. Can she cultivate her beauty and her amorous wiles to guide her along a perilous path and bring her at last to happiness? Basing her gripping tale on the life of the real Jane Popyncourt, gifted author Kate Emerson brings the Tudor monarchs, their family, and their courtiers to brilliant life in this vibrant new novel.

I found this book in the bargain section of my local Canadian bookstore ... less than $5!!!
I love historical fiction ... so this was a great deal!

I love how clever and creative Kate Emerson is bringing to life characters from the past.
I really appreciated the end of the book where Kate Emerson fills you in on where and how she embellished/created and/or took liberties ...including using more modern English ...the later did not distract the reader, i felt it was flawless) 
I loved this story!

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