Friday, July 25, 2014

Giveaway: The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court) by Kate Emerson

Time for another giveaway.  I've got a copy of the first book in the Secrets of the Tudor Court Series by Kate Emerson, The Pleasure Palace.

Open worldwide (but if winner is outside of Canada/US it will be mailed surface, so might take an extra week or two to arrive).
 
   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.

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5 comments:

  1. I am reading The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Until Found You by Victoria Bylin
    amyc

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  3. The Schoolmaster's Daughter by John Smolens
    l(dot)sells(at)shaw(dot)ca
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  4. I'm between books at the moment. I just finished Sisterland this morning. I have The Chaperone waiting on my iPad, so that will probably be my next book.

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  5. I am reading a favourite Aussie novelist, working my way through her back catalogue, Di Morrissey's The Silent Country.

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