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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book Review + Giveaway: Blood Between Queens by @BKyleAuthor



Series: Thornleigh, #5
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

Justine Grenville, the ward of Richard Thornleigh, is tasked with a very important mission on behalf of Elizabeth I. She must befriend Elizabeth’s cousin Mary, Queen of Scots and report back any suspicious behavior. To do this will win her great favor with her betrothed, Will Thornleigh. She must prove that she is a loyal Protestant and deny her Catholic upbringing. After someone from her past makes an appearance, her faith is put to the test.

Though the characters are engaging, the plot line was a bit predictable. It did however have everything that I love about a good Tudor novel, schemes and betrayal. Each page brought the reader further into the intrigue but also at times got a bit complicated with the abundance of characters that come in and out and obviously have a back story but this being the fifth novel the reader is unaware exactly what it is.

Even with the few downsides to Blood Between Queens, I would still recommend this to all Tudor era readers. The blend of historical facts and Barbara Kyle’s imagination flows seamlessly and at times you can picture yourself standing in the halls alongside Elizabeth I.


PURCHASE BLOOD BETWEEN QUEENS

DISCLOSURE: I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.  

GIVEAWAY
Thanks to Kensington Publishing I have one ARC copy of Blood Between Queens to give away! To enter you must fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Book will be mailed by me. Winner will be picked on September 26, 2013 and will have 48 hours to respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner will be picked. US/Canada only.


4 comments:

catslady said...

I love these kind of historicals - great cover too!

Theresa N. said...

Queen Mary is always an interesting
person to read about.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

erin said...

sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn Callan said...

I always enjoy anything written concerning the Tudors, so I am very much looking forward to reading this book, and posting an honest review on Gooreads.com. Thank you, for this giveaway opportunity!

All the best,
Marilyn

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