July 7, 2013

Queen's Gambit

cover image of Queen's Gambit
Elizabeth Fremantle

Intrigue and romance flourish in debut author Fremantle's lavish historical about Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, Katherine Parr. Desperately in love with courtier Thomas Seymour, the twice-widowed Katherine has no choice but to accept the aging king's proposal of marriage. With her lover banished to the Continent, Katherine must draw upon her instincts to navigate the treachery of the Tudor court. Knowing the fate of Henry's previous wives, Katherine's survival seems unlikely...yet she never gives up on love. A well-written, enjoyable homage to "the one who survived."