Roses Have Thorns: a novel of Elizabeth I by Sandra Byrd {Review}

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?

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The Tudor Court…

Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction

Now you’ve done it. I just finished reading and loving To Die For: a novel of Anne Boleyn and have started in on The Secret Keeper: a novel of Kateryn Parr. I’ve also started watching The Tudor’s on Netflix, minus a certain obvious bit it’s interesting and bringing the time more to life. Thinking about it this morning I had to locate When the Sparks Fly because that’s a novel of Elizabeth I. I put that one in the pile as well as grabbing my copy of a young royals novel The Wild Queen: a novel on The Days and Nights of Mary Queen of Scots. Then I realize that I’m pretty sure I have a Netgalley copy of Her Highness, the Traitor on my Kindle Fire too. *sigh* I wish more Netgalley copies had cover images and I’d know what I was looking at when look for a new read…

I guess I’m on a Tudor court kick. Any other recommendations while I’m at it?

 

To Die For: A Novel of Anne BoleynThe Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn ParrRoses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth IHonor in the Dust: A Winslow Breed NovelWhen the Heavens Fall (A Winslow Breed Novel, #2)As the Sparks Fly UpwardHer Highness, the TraitorThe Wild Queen: The Days and Nights of Mary Queen of Scots (Young Royals, #7)

Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin

In this, the second of Margaret Irwin’s great trilogy about the life of “Good Queen Bess”, Elizabeth I, the imperious, high spirited heroine of Young Bess finds herself the prey of her sister Mary’s jealous suspicions. The death of her young brother, Edward IV; the accession of Bloody Mary; the execution of Lady Jane Grey; her own imprisonment in the Tower of London; and the arrival of Philip of Spain to marry Queen Mary provide the powerful background to Irwin’s masterful novel as Elizabeth strives to achieve her ambition, the Crown of England.

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