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#70 ~ The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir I had eagerly anticipated this book from the moment I first heard about it. When I heard that Tracy had a copy, there was virtually no stopping me from purchasing it and reading it immediately. While the writing was equally good here as it was in Innocent Traitor, the […]

Smoky Mountain Vacation

Greetings from Gatlinburg, TN, located in heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s beautiful here despite the rain and I’ve enjoyed seeing my parents (I haven’t see my mother on Mother’s Day for at least 10 years), siblings, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. The kids did a great job on the drive. Even if they hadn’t, […]

Book Lust

When Tracy left a comment that she had a copy of The Lady Elizabeth, the latest novel written by Alison Weir, book lust set in to my reader’s heart fast and furious. Were I the Incredible Hulk, I would have ripped through my clothes and turned green within minutes of reading Tracy’s comment (which wouldn’t […]

Philippa Gregory in Chronological Order

Update 9/20/2015: Since my last update, I’ve read The White Princess and The King’s Curse. I’ve added both of those novels into the timeline at the bottom of this post. The King’s Curse was particularly tricky as it covers the course of Margaret Pole’s life and Henry VIII’s entire reign. I added it before The Constant Princess, but I […]

#28 ~ The Queen’s Fool

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory The magnificent and deeply satisfying way in which Innocent Traitor ended made it too tempting to continue on with the saga of the Tudor monarchy. Reading Veronica only intensified that temptation. I was not disappointed. The Queen’s Fool is the story of a young Jewish girl who took flight […]

#26 ~ Innocent Traitor

With this book I have reached the summit! Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir As I have made my way through the wives of Henry the 8th, this book seemed the next logical choice. This book deals with the rise and fall of Lady Jane Grey, the woman who rules England as Queen for nine short […]