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Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII’s Little Sister

Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen: The Story of Henry VIII’s Little Sister

 

The Defiant Little Sister of King Henry VIII.

Paperback Edition-Reluctant Queen. This is my Biographical Historical Novel About the Little Sister of Henry VIII.

‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared ‘to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’ Historical Novels Review

 

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One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives, most of whom, given his short-lived dynasty and shaky right to the crown, the always insecure Henry had executed throughout his reign in order to secure his throne.

Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.

And although the teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her), his shifting alliances and ruthless desire to have his own way, made him push the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.

But, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn’t give in easily. Before agreeing to the match, after a relentless campaign to get her to say yes, by her loving brother, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.

Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made a Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable to the reader.’ READER REVIEW

‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’  READER REVIEW

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‘Evans creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale.’ KIRKUS INDIE, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744 indie@kirkusreviews.com

‘I’m a sucker for anything to do with the Tudors, and Reluctant Queen by Geraldine Evans was no exception. She did a wonderful job of bringing Mary to life for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. During a time when women did as they were told, Mary went against the grain and chose her own destiny, which always makes for an interesting Tudor era read!’ HISTORICAL FICTION OBSESSION http://historicalfictionobsession.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/reluctant-queen-by-geraldine-evans.html

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