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Saturday, December 18, 2010

On My Wishlist (4)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.

I just discovered this series by Kate Emerson so I am wishing for her books this week...:)

Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure PalaceThe Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace
Eight-year-old Jane Popyncourt travels with her mother from France to the English court of Henry VII. She is raised with the royal children, teaching them French. When her mother dies unexpectedly, Jane is left with no money, but becomes a favorite of Princess Mary, whom she serves. Learning since childhood the treacherous ways of court life and the temperamental nature of the Tudors, she strives to please those around her until a French prisoner captures her attention. The Duc de Longueville, a handsome married man, stirs Jane. She starts an affair with him to the dismay of her friends and the delight of the new king, Henry VIII. He uses Jane as a spy, a mission that causes friction, but a role that also may help her solve the mystery of her mother’s death. 

Secrets of the Tudor Court: Between Two QueensThe Secrets of the Tudor Court: Between Two Queens
Emerson's second in her Tudor court series (following Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace) begins with Jane Seymour's death after giving birth to a son, Edward, and follows the fortunes of one of her maids of honor, Nan Bassett. Concerned about her position now that her queen is dead, Nan catches Henry VIII's eye almost at once, a dangerous position for a young maid. When her family becomes embroiled in treason and scandal, it is all she can do to stay alive and must balance the desires of a king with the desires of her heart.

Secrets of the Tudor Court: By Royal DecreeThe Secrets of the Tudor Court: By Royal Decree
Charming. Desirable. Forbidden. Brought to court with other eligible young noblewomen by the decree of King Henry VIII, lovely Elizabeth “Bess” Brooke realizes for the first time that beauty can be hazardous. Although Bess has no desire to wed the aging king, she and her family would have little choice if Henry’s eye were to fall on her. And other dangers exist as well, for Bess has caught the interest of dashing courtier Will Parr. Bess finds Will’s kisses as sweet as honey, but marriage between them may be impossible. Will is a divorced man, and remarriage is still prohibited. Bess and Will must hope that the king can be persuaded to issue a royal decree allowing Will to marry again . . . but to achieve their goal, the lovers will need royal favor. Amid the swirling alliances of royalty and nobles, Bess and Will perform a dangerous dance of palace intrigue and pulse-pounding passions.


BLHmistress said...

OH I love this era , and they sound fantastic. Hope you get to read these soon , Can't wait for your reviews.

My Wishlist

Steph from said...

Great new decor! And you really do love the Tudors. Have you read the Fiona Buckley or Karen Harper series?

Thanks for checking out my review!

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Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Confession: I have an obsession with the Tudors. I'm so going to have to read these! :)

Jackie said...

What beautiful books Kelsey, hope you get every one of them and they are as good a read as you hope!
I also hope you get a copy of Tyger Tyger to read!

Thanks for stopping by earlier, we left most of the day and finally making more rounds to check out wishing posts!

jackie >_<

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I put the wrong link down earlier. Argh.

Unknown said...

Steph-I haven't read either of those authors. Thanks for telling me about them, I will have to go check their books out!