What is your favorite romance novel from the Tudor era?

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  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!

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Honor in the Dust (Winslow Breed, #1) by Gilbert Morris {Review Refresh}

Honor Dust Morris

*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.. . .

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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)

When the Heavens Fall Review

Tudor England is always an experience. When the Heavens Fall, the second of the Winslow Breed Series a prequel to the well known House of Winslow Series from Gilbert Morris was released this past week. I finished reading it today and enjoyed it. My review has just been posted at Creative Madness Mama. Brandon Winslow would rather gamble and frequent taverns than attend church. So how does he find himself at the forefront of the resistance to Bloody Mary’s attempt to eliminate—at sword’s point, if need be—the Protestant faith? I hope you might stop by.

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