Sandra Byrd‘s novels took up quite a few of my hours in reading time immersing me in the Tudor Romance genre. The Ladies in Waiting series was exhilarating. Full of a bit of mystery, plenty of romance, and independent women vying for respect. Also the Gilbert Morris books, which apparently prequel a classic Winslow series kept me up well into the night wanting to know what would happen to this next Winslow heir. What are the books that keep you up in the night enrapted in the time frame of the British Tudor era? Are they romance? Are they tinged with mystery? Please do share your favorite Tudor Romance!
*This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated with my new format! Last year I eagerly read my first novel from Gilbert Morris the first in the Winslow Breed Series, Honor in the Dust: A Novel and enjoyed it immensely. This series is a prequel to the “famed House of Winslow Breed Series”. Just this past week the second novel was released, titled When the Heavens Fall. First off let me tell you how much I love the covers from both of these books in the series so far. They are just hints of gorgeous. Even more attractive in person. Although, I do believe that the back cover book blurb is misleading from the plot in the story this was a very entertaining book. Each page flew by and the characters kept me entertained. Much as was the case in Honor in the Dust, redemption was sought. . .
*This review was original posted in 2009 and has been updated with my new format! “Honor in the Dust” is my first experience reading a book by Gilbert Morris if you can believe that with my loving Christian Historical Fiction, but you can believe that it will not be my last. This being a prequel for a previous Winslow Series, I am excited that there are already some books for me to jump back to as well as being excited for the rest of the Winslow Breed series to come in 2010 and 2011. Set in England in the time period of King Henry VIII makes an interesting background as the story goes through two generations and really brings a reader to care about the families and individual characters involved, one can really see the young men grow and blossom in their relationships. There are many themes in this book.. . .
From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court. Sandra Byrd has attracted countless fans for evoking the complexity, grandeur, and brutality of the Tudor period. In her latest tour de force, she poses the question: What happens when serving a queen may cost you your marriage—or your life?
The author of To Die For returns to the court of Henry VIII, as a young woman is caught between love and honor. What she sees in secret, she may not tell.
What would you sacrifice for your best friend?
Would you die for her?
Meg Wyatt has been Anne Boleyn’s closest friend since they grew up together on neighboring manors in Kent. So when twenty-five-year-old Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes Meg along for the ride.