Royal Mistress: A Novel
Simon and Schuster, 7 мая 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 512
Jane Lambert, the quick-witted and alluring daughter of a silk merchant, is twenty-two and still unmarried. When Jane’s father finally finds her a match, she’s married off to the dull, older silk merchant William Shore. Marriage doesn’t stop Jane from flirtation, however, and when the king’s chamberlain, Will Hastings, comes to her husband’s shop, Will knows King Edward will find her irresistible.
Edward IV has everything: power, majestic bearing, superior military leadership, a sensual nature, and charisma. And with Jane as his mistress, he also finds true happiness. But when his hedonistic tendencies get in the way of being the strong leader England needs, his life, as well as those of Jane and Will Hastings, hangs in the balance. Jane must rely on her talents to survive as the new monarch, Richard III, bent on reforming his brother’s licentious court, ascends the throne.
This dramatic tale has been an inspiration to poets and playwrights for five hundred years, and, as told through the unique perspective of a woman plucked from obscurity and thrust into a life of notoriety, Royal Mistress is sure to enthrall today’s historical fiction lovers as well.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
I decided to read this because in most novels set during the Wars of the Roses, Jane Shore tends to get a brief mention here and there whereas she is the main character in this book. I thought it ... Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - Mishker - LibraryThing
Royal Mistress follows the story of Jane Shore, Edward IV "merriest" mistress. We meet Jane Lambert as a headstrong, smart, quick-witted and sensual woman working for her father, a mercer. Jane is the ... Читать весь отзыв