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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To Die For: a novel of Anne Boleyn by Sandra Byrd {Review}

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.

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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)

FIRST Chapter: Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Sandra Byrd and the book: Asking for Trouble (London Confidential) Tyndale House Publishers (March 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Christy Wong of Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Best-selling author Sandra Byrd has published nearly three. . .

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Blog Tour: Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

About the Book: In this second book in the French Twist series, readers join Lexi Stuart in a crème de la crème adventure! Deciding to leave her familiar home in Seattle and her could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi moves to a quaint village in France to pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Life among the French initially proves to be less than easy as Lexi is challenged by her coworkers, missing her friends, and failing to master the perfect baguette. Determined to find her place, Lexi settles into the culture and life becomes la perfection. She finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine—as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking. Fast, fun, and packed with French culture, foodie appeal, and unique. . .

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GIVEAWAY: Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

published September 16th 2008 by WaterBrook Press binding Paperback, 304 pages isbn 1400073286 (isbn13: 9781400073283) Pastries, Paris and romance–Lexi’s adventure has just begun!Lexi Stuart is risking it all. Saying au revoir to the security of home, her job, and could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi embarks on a culinary adventure in France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef. As she settles into her new home in the village of Presque le Chateau to study and work in a local bakery, her twenty-something optimism meets resistance in the seemingly crusty nature of the people and culture around her. Determined to gain her footing, she finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine–as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking. As Lexi lives. . .

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