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- Print Length: 77 pages
- Publisher: Christine Elaine Black;; 1 edition (November 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DQ25WDE
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A Rose for Lancaster (The Tudor Rose Novella series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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He's not as bad as he might be - young (younger than Blanche, in fact) tall, good looking, and reasonably accommodating towards his intended bride. But from the moment he appears, Blanche in essence loses control of her own life. Through the increasingly dangerous tangle of politics that follow she and her husband, Giles Beaufort, struggle to come to terms with their relationship and their feelings for each other. Giles, more than happy with the wife he has been granted, sets out to seduce her. Blanche, however she might enjoy his lovemaking, is reluctant to lay her fiery independence aside. She doubts her husband's fidelity and honesty at every turn until the web of intrigue in which they are caught snares her and she finds herself imprisoned with everything to lose. Only then does she fully realize what is in her heart.
The author has done a fabulous job of giving us an authentic glimpse of English history peopled by living, breathing characters that make it vital and real. Her research is impeccable and I learned a great deal about a period in history that led into the age of King Henry VIII. In fact, readers who enjoy watching the Tudors and similar British dramas could not help but be drawn in by this story. The good news is A Rose for Lancaster is just the first in a series of novellas, so I have the promise of more splendid reading ahead! If you love history, romance, danger and a happy ending, you can't go wrong with this one.
The compelling romance between Giles and Blanche, who are of opposing families of Lancaster and York, includes a few heart-stopping moments in this dangerous, post-Wars of the Roses era.
The twists on "real" history for the purposes of the story are well done and should tweak the imaginations of readers who enjoy a good historical yarn.
In this battle of wills between two people loyal to their Houses, love is the winner.
Once again I'm wishing GR did 1/2 stars, because this totally deserves a 4.5.
LOVED the story - I'm a royal sucker for any romance during the Tudor era. Sigh. Love how Ms. Black wove fiction with history to make a story that could have been MUCH longer. There is a ton of inner & external conflict that could have been delved into, enough to satisfy any thick-book-loving mommy like me! Seriously. Tons. BUT, this is a novella.
The scenes she did show us were just that - shown with very little telling. I saw, tasted, & heard them all - enough so that I wanted more.
MORE I say!
Anyhoo. This was the first story I've ready by Ms. Black and it will most definitely NOT be the last!
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a great historical fiction.Read more
She's buried three and married none--that is the first thing we learn about Lady Blanche of York as the story opens and we are pulled head over heels...Read more