The King's Rose
Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king?s eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life?and her heart?threatened by the needs of an aging... show more
Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king?s eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life?and her heart?threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power. Will their agendas deliver Catherine to the same fate as her infamous cousin, Anne Boleyn?sacrificed at the altar of family ambition? Engaging historical fiction with a throbbing YA heartbeat, this thrilling novel will draw readers into the intrigues and dangers of the Tudor court.
Publish date: March 19th 2009
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 16th Century
Firstly, many thanks go to Ms. Libby for sending me a copy of her book! I really enjoyed reading it, as you will see...Well, I imagine that if you had any dreams of being the queen of England, you would likely reconsider them after reading this novel. Libby's breathtaking presentation of Catherine H...
A historical fiction book about Catherine Howard, the 5th wife of Henry VIII and the most enigmatic in my opinion. I am fast deciding that Catherine Howard is the most fascinating of Henry's wives. She was the only one of his wives to never have her portrait painted, which kind of symbolizes her w...
The stories of King Henry VIII his wives, and his children have to be some of my favorite ever! I absolutely love that time period in English History. So needless to say I was really excited to read this book! This is the story of King Henry's fifth wife, and one of the ones that is less heard of. I...
Review in 75 words or less: A throughly enjoyable historical fiction novel. I found this novel to be a breath of fresh air in a sometimes dry and/or dull genre. The plot was well researched, and the reader can tell that the author cares very much about the topic as well as the characters, both ficti...
Even though this is marketed as a YA book, I really liked it. It's first person narrative is not my favorite, but in this case it seems to work. Libby gives Catherine more credit than many authors do and although she's no genius here, she's not stupid either. Just a young girl in over her head wh...
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