Thursday, 10 May 2018

Books From The Backlog-The Pleasure Palace


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf.  You might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. Go to Carole's blog and add your blog post link in to join in the fun! Hosted by Carole at https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.co.uk/

This seems like a fun feature and I have been planning to take part since Carole launched this so at last, here we go! I have a TON of unread books to choose from in various genres and I'm looking forward to sharing some of them with everybody. 


Beautiful. Seductive. Innocent. Jane Popyncourt was brought to the court as a child to be ward of the king and a companion to his daughters -- the princesses Margaret and Mary.

With no money of her own, Jane could not hope for a powerful marriage, or perhaps even marriage at all. But as she grows into a lovely young woman, she still receives flattering attention from the virile young men flocking to serve the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has recently married Catherine of Aragon.

Then a dashing French prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart -- and more -- to a man she can never marry. But the Tudor court is filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries surrounding Jane's birth that have made her deadly enemies.
 

Can she cultivate her beauty and her amorous wiles to guide her along a perilous path and bring her at last to happiness? Basing her gripping tale on the life of the real Jane Popyncourt, gifted author Kate Emerson brings the Tudor monarchs, their family, and their courtiers to brilliant life in this vibrant new novel.

Tudor fiction is one of the few times that I don't mind romance in my books as these romances are served up with treason, betrayal and plotting! I have a lot of books about Henry and his Queens but I was interested in this one as it was alleged to have been an early mistress of Henry before he became a tyrant. I was intrigued to read about Jane, even just in fiction form. This has been on my tbr since July 2012 which is really shocking!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in, Chuckles! I love this kind of book and quite a few like it waiting for some attention as well. I haven't heard of this particular book before but I hope you end up loving it once you get the chance to read it!

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    1. I have so many Tudor books to get to but they always seem to take a back seat to my horror reads! I need to get some read this year-maybe a history themed month...

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  2. This sounds like one filled with intrigue. Such an amazing cover too.

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    1. It's been quite a while since I encountered Henry and his court-really do need to get a few looked at this year.

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  3. I absolutely love this cover! I am adding this to my list. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I can never resist a good looking tudor book!

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  4. That cover is so gorgeous. I love a little romance in between all of the horror I read but I've never heard of this author. I'm looking forward to your thoughts when you get a chance to read it.

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    1. It's funny how I don't mind romance in this genre but don't like it much in the other things I read!

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