- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Neely Worldwide Publishing; Ed ed. edition (September 13, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1635355524
- ISBN-13: 978-1635355529
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,253,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
About the Author
What do you do when you find yourself approaching the flip side of 60? You go after the dreams that you never thought you would. And so it was with Kathi. What started as a blogging experience morphed into two non-fiction books and then two fiction books. Her philosophy is "just do it." Kathi has also published articles on the subjects of aging and mental health. These are two subjects close to her heart. Creating a body of work has been exhilarating, and Kathi couldn't have known how much she would grow from it. Life truly is the greatest teacher. Kathi began writing by starting a blog: A View from the Cheap Seats. She had no idea what she was doing, Kathi was just exorcising demons on a computer screen. She found it to be more therapeutic than years of professional treatment, which I found a little bit unnerving. Nevertheless, Kathi kept moving forward and subsequently published two compilations of her blog work: Heart Bleed: Letting Go and Stanching the Flow and The Best from the Cheap Seats. Kathi wanted to try her hand at fiction, but she's never considered herself that imaginative, and never thought she could ever write dialogue. As it turns out, she could, and Kathi published White Night and its sequel, Eternal Dawn. Right now, Kathi has completed her works on a contemporary historical novel that embraces her family roots. It has been a fantastic experience, and she hopes that her enthusiasm translates well in her new book, I.Am.Elizabeth, published by Neely Worldwide Publishing in September, 2017. Kathi's editor describes me as "intrepid," and she considers that a great compliment. When Kathi does a non-fiction piece, she shoots from the hip and pulls no punches. Most of the time, that is more to her detriment than her good, but if she feels that she has a message to get out, that's how she does it. Kathi's fiction work is much different. She works best with a general storyline in mind, and then refines it down. Kathi's fiction has tackled questions of morality, spirituality, life after death, love, and integrity. Kathi is not a conventional author, She writes in a conversational style so that she can interact with her readers. If you're looking for high style, you won't find it in her work. Kathi believes in the value of tightly crafted story - everything else will fall into place. I guess that makes Kathi a bit of a bohemian. And she's good with that!
Showing 1-8 of 9 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I have read Kathi’s other books, Eternal Dawn and White Night, so I knew that this book would be impeccably researched and wonderfully written off the bat. She didn’t disappoint me. Her style of writing may not be for everyone but I absolutely love it. You feel like you are right in the characters heads and are following in real time. It’s more like being privy to a conversation, a fly on the wall and you become invested right away.
Elizabeth of York is a queen of mystery, a queen that demanded respect and one that created a dynamic Tudor line that history will never forget. There are questions on how much she was involved in Henry VII reign. How much influence she had over him versus his totalitarian mother – she was legitimately crazy y’all – and if her mother was really as strong as history claims or if she was a witch!!!???
There has been much speculation and not a whole lot of documentation that is left that could shed light on any of these questions. Many books have been written and there is even a Starz series The White Queen that adds it’s own theory.
Kathi’s version of Elizabeth is the closest to my own. I love the idea of her reaching out over the span of time to help Annie. I got lost in the conversations between the two. Like I said before, you felt like you were right there in the thick of things. If you love regency and history as much as I do, you will love this book. Annie is such a heroine, even if she doesn’t know it. This is a phenomenal book with two very strong females to guide the story. It’s worth a read but set aside a chunk of time because you won’t want to put it down!
I.Am.Elizabeth -- is a very different yet interesting story!!! Annie R. Campbell first meets Elizabeth Plantagenet when she is very young and out playing. Her mother was not worried - because a lot of children have pretend friends and that is what she foresaw this as being. Elizabeth was with Annie through the rest of her childhood, then her marriage and the birth of her child. When an accident happens and Annie looses her husband and child, Annie went into shock about the situation and stopped talking to anyone. I don't like writing spoilers -- but OMG the story that comes out about Annie and Elizabeth is amazing!!! A definite MUST READ!!!
I remember the first time I picked up a Philippa Gregory novel. It was The White Queen, and I was in an airport, waiting for my flight to go back home and plan the funeral of the man who raised me after my father died. In spite of all the grief I was in, I couldn't put it down, and it started a love for me of the historical fiction that was the War of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty. So when I saw this book, I had to revisit my old love.
This book is definitely a different take, blending both historic and modern times, but I really enjoyed it. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author made the two characters come to life and shed some light on Elizabeth of York., a queen with still much mystery that surrounds her. I liked the idea of two very strong women guiding this book, even though one doesn't seem to know it in her own brokenness.
I will be looking for more of this author's works, as her way of writing was so immersive and entertaining. The only thing I don't like about the book is the cover, it's just not calling to me.
It's a fast read, in parts, that makes you want more. All the characters are so colorful and personal.