Thursday, April 2, 2015

THE TAPESTRY Review: "Best of the Best Historical Fiction"

I'm very excited about this review from Library of Clean Reads, which gave The Tapestry a "G" rating and said, "Is it possible that this third book in the Joanna Stafford series of fantastic historical fiction is the best yet? If you have read The Chalice and The Crown you may wonder how it could get any better, but it has."

 "...It’s obvious that the author has done meticulous research, as usual. And that she is well versed in the Tudor era. Apart from Henry VIII and Catherine Howard, other historical figures appear throughout the novel, ie. Cromwell, Anne of Cleves (Henry’s fourth wife), Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Hans Holbein. I learned about the Henry’s Act of Six Articles forbidding persons who had taken vows of chastity in a religious order from every marrying, on pain of death. I loved the list of characters (useful to readers unfamiliar with the era) as well as the extensive bibliography.

"Look for royal intrigue, murder, friendship, love, treachery, religious/political turmoil in this best of the best historical fiction."

To read the full review, go here

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