Monday, August 24, 2015

Tudor Bride by Joanna Hickson

Catherine of Valois finds herself loving the English court and her new English husband, Henry V.  After giving birth to England's heir, Catherine doesn't have a care in the world. Her husband is winning the war against her brother, but Catherine is safe and happy. But not all is as it seems, England doesn't trust her French Queen. When Henry falls ill, Catherine comes to his side, only to follow his funeral procession through France. Soon King Henry VI is stripped from her by England's regency council and Catherine finds herself alone at Hadham. But her steward, Owen Tudor, brings the young widow back to life and secretly marries her. Her marriage can only bring danger.

Told by Catherine's servant, Mette, this novel spans a lot of Catherine's life. I loved how readers were in Catherine's life, but it wasn't told by her. I also liked how long the book spanned. Owen is a great character and I enjoyed reading about their love affair and the beginning of the Tudor Dynasty.

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