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#222 ~ Her Mother’s Daughter

* This post is brought to you by the nearly 2 feet of snow Mother Nature brought our area over the weekend. Since I couldn’t be out doing last minute Christmas stuff, I spent some time catching up on my reviews. * Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor by Julianne Lee I’m […]

#98 ~ The Last Queen

The Last Queen: A Novel by C.W. Gortner I am pleased to publish this review as one of the stops on C.W. Gortner’s Virtual Book Tour! The Last Queen tells the story of middle child of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, Juana. She watched her parents take back the country of Spain from the Moors […]

An Interview with Robin Gerber

On March 12, I had the opportunity to speak with Robin Gerber about her new novel, Eleanor vs. Ike. She was on her way to a fund raiser for Hillary Clinton in Hyde Park that evening, but she graciously took the time to speak with me. After having read the book, it was wonderful to […]

#52 ~ The Autobiography of Henry VIII

The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George As 2007 was the year that I fell in love with the Tudors, what better way to close it than by reading this book by Margaret George? It was a great choice. From the beginning where Will Somers and Catherine […]

#43 ~ The Virgin’s Lover

The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory Your Attention, Please! Until Gregory’s novel about Mary, Queen of Scots (entitled The Other Queen) is published next year, I can now officially say that I have read every book in her Tudor series! YES!!!! I read my first in March and, as of October 24, I read the […]

#21 ~ The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory After reading both of her Boleyn books, I was very excited to read this book about Katherine of Aragon, even though it was out of chronological order so to speak. She was such a wonderful character seen through the eyes of Mary Boleyn. This book was good and provided […]

#11 ~ The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory When I picked up this book to begin reading, I thought I would never finish it. 650+ pages? I have been keeping pace with my book a week goal. I was certain that this would take much longer to read. I was completely wrong. I finished it in […]