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I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

Waiting on Wednesday

Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king Charles VI, is born into troubled times. Though she is brought up in a royal court, it is a stormy and unstable environment. Before she is out of her teens, Catherine is married off to England’s Henry V as part of a treaty honoring his victory over France. She is terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is a foreigner, an enemy, and a rough soldier, and is forced to leave her home for England. Within two years she is widowed, and mother to the future King of England and France, even though her brother has laid claim to the French crown for himself. Caught between warring factions of her own family and under threat by the powerful lords of the English court, she must find a way to keep her infant son safe. In Owain Tudor, a childhood friend for whom Catherine has long had affection and who now controls the Royal household, Catherine finds both strength and kinship. As their friendship turns to love, however, she risks not only her life and that of her son but the uneasy balance of power in England and France that will be forever changed. History comes alive in this lyrical and moving true story of one woman’s courage and the inception of one of the most famous royal lineages of all time.

Sounds like a fantastic story! I went on the author’s website and there you can find the history behind this story (the book is called Blood Royal in the UK) as well as a whole bunch of other stuff on her other books. I haven’t had a chance to read any of the author’s works but I think I will have to now.

16 comments to Waiting on Wednesday

  • What a pretty cover!!! I love historical fiction so I guess I would love to read this one :)

  • This book sounds really good! I’m going to add it to my list as well. Great pick for this week! :)

  • This looks to be a good read. I hope that you will enjoy it. Here’s Mine

  • This sounds fantastic! I am hoping to read her book about Thomas More’s daughter too. I love anything to do with the Tudors so I have a feeling I will love this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Great pick, looks like some good historical fiction.
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  • Ooh, this looks great!! Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t heard of it before!!

  • It does sound good and I love the cover – the colors are gorgeous!

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