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Waiting on Wednesday: The Traitor's Kiss by Pauline Francis

I have been rubbish with medieval and tudor fiction lately but I reckon this is the sort of thing I could get me back into it again

The Traitor's Kiss by Pauline Francis
Published by Usborne on 1st July 2011


This is the captivating true story of the young Elizabeth I, as she struggles to survive the treacherous world of Tudor England. After the death of her father, Henry VIII, a young Elizabeth journeys to London to live with her father's widow, Katherine Parr, and her new husband, Thomas Seymour, brother-in-law to King Edward. Surrounded by malicious whisperings of her late mother's witchcraft, Elizabeth is desperate to escape suspicion and discover the truth about her mother. A young stranger asserting Anne's Boleyn's innocence sends her on search a that takes her on a dangerous midnight journey to Bedlam, the hospital for the insane, to meet her mother's former lady-in-waiting. This encounter changes the way she views her mother - and herself. Meanwhile, at home, Elizabeth's reputation is increasingly under threat, as her stepfather, Thomas Seymour makes unwanted advances toward her. Her stepmother witnesses a kiss and Elizabeth is sent back to Hertfordshire in disgrace. Here she falls seriously ill and rumours abound that she is hiding a pregnancy. When Thomas Seymour is arrested for treason in a plot to overthrow King Edward, Elizabeth is implicated by association. Now it is up to her to defend her integrity - and her life...From the author of the best-selling Raven Queen comes a new masterpiece of historical fiction

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Alyssa Udall said…
This book looks very promising! I'm also a fan of historical fiction and I especially LOVE the Tudors :)
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That cover is gorgeous annnd I love historical fiction. A match made in book heaven.
I haven't read anything about young Elizabeth. I'll have to check this one out.


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Sidne,the BCR said…
This look promising so i will place it on my 'radar' list of books. Happy reading.
Veronica said…
wow this one sounds really good. plus it reminds me of the Henry the eighth song! haha thanks for posting.
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I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds amazing. I love the cover - I bet the gold parts are shinier in person than they show up online.
What a great, dramatic part of the story to jump in to. I can't remember reading any historical fiction about Elizabeth that emphasizes her thoughts or feelings about her mother.