Katherine de Roet was raised in an abbey, but comes to the court of Edward II. There she is unhappily married to a uncouth knight attached to John of Gaunt. After nursing Blanche, the Duchess of Lancaster in her final days, she catches the eye of John and they begin a love affair. Their love story is captured in this classic historical fiction novel.
This is the first Anya Seton book I've read. You can tell it's an older book, but the language isn't terrible. The story flowed nicely, and I felt like I knew Katherine better than I did before. This classic historical fiction book is well worth the read.