As It Pleases the King
The King's Pleasure Book 1
by Sara Harris
Genre: Medieval Romance
February 1542, London
Catherine Howard, Queen Consort of England, faces the executioner's axe.
King Henry VIII needs a new wife.
Lady Bridget Denny and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth, have fallen into favor with His Majesty's groomsmen. They are taken to Court to be judged for the position of the next queen, but Bridget fears the title of Queen of England is little more than a royal death sentence. The woods surrounding the castle are deep and dark and hold many secrets-perhaps there is room for one more.
Bridget is determined to escape the lusty king. But can she survive his royal executioner?
This is not the usual genre I read but it turned out to be more than I thought it would be. It’s true it was a “hero and a beautiful lady” type story. However as an historical romance it was set quite perfectly into the Tudor era and gave me some insight into the customs and the history. In fact it created so many questions in my head that I went straight to my computer to learn more about the period. Most were true to the word even in this fiction book. I love stories that make vivid pictures and make you wonder what life was like. This is a quick to read interesting historic fiction book with some romance mixed in. Good reading.
Sara is a mother of four, animal lover and advocate, and conservationist. Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and Lonesome Dove are among her favorite shows/movies and books. Sara holds her B.A. in History and is the author of the historical romance series, An Everlasting Heart, from 5 Prince Publishing and recently debuted into the children's book realm with Chunky Sugars (5 Prince Kids), written for her own chunky baby.
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