“Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story.
Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land.
But when the studious young Arthur dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur’s young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine is her mother’s daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it.” – Goodreads –
“The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville – the White Queen – the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother’s rebellion and her husband’s tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.” -Goodreads-
And the Project Hot Blood continues, a little reading project to go through a 13-book series of erotic horror short stories. I’ve already read five books of the series, and you can read my previous reviews and some info about the reading project here and the reviews of the fifth book can be read here for part one, and here for part two. Let’s continue on book six now, ‘Stranger by Night‘, read part one here. Spoilers kept to the minimum.
John B. Rosenman
A story about online dating, stalking and cyber sex. 😛 And it’s also a story about the victim deciding to take the power back. A tat too long for my taste, like the part of a stalker from the mall was something that can be left out altogether to make the story tighter.
Length: 22 pages
Level of Sex: 2
My rating: 7 out of 10