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Mary Rose Tudor was the little sister of King Henry VIII. And even though he’s supposed to have loved her, he still married her off to the old invalid King Louis XII. Find out what she did then…

‘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.’ REVIEW FROM HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

 

 

One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives. But given his shaky right to the crown, Henry had them 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.

 

Portrait of Mary Rose Tudor

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The teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her).  But he still pushed the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France.

However, a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry and passionately in love, for the first time, doesn’t give in easily. Before she agrees to the match, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.

REVIEWS

Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable.’ READER REVIEW
‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’ READER REVIEW
‘Really liked reading this book. it helped me understand so much more about Mary’s perspective of events, and her King Henry VIII (her brother’s) duplicity, coldness and greed where she was concerned. He made things financially miserable for the Brandons literally for their entire lifetime. He didn’t have to do that – and shouldn’t have done that to his beloved sister. 
‘Very much hope that author Geraldine Evans continues writing more about the Tudor’s (marriages, children or family) – or King Charles II mistress Barbara Castlemaine – or even Mary Queen of Scots. It will be a good read.’ READER REVIEW

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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

Promo-Love Historical Novels? This One’s for You!

Promo-Love Historical Novels? This one’s for You!

KOBO is holding a promo between 24-28 January 2019 for Australia and New Zealand. So all you Aussie and Kiwi fiction and non-fiction fans here’s your chance to grab a bargain. Over 400 pages for only $2.99!

Here’s the novel that I’ve entered:

It’s Biographical Fiction and tells the story of Henry VIII’s little sister, Mary Rose Tudor.

Here’s the blurb:

RELUCTANT QUEEN: A TUDOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL ABOUT HENRY VIII’s LITTLE SISTER

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

 

Portrait of Mary Rose Tudor-Wikipedia

Wasn’t she gorgeous?

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

Geraldine Evans also writes the Rafferty & Llewellyn Mystery Series and the Casey & Catt Mystery Series.

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FREE! DEAD BEFORE MORNING #1 in my 15-strong Rafferty and Llewellyn series

Just to let you know that DEAD BEFORE MORNING, the first in my 15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn police procedural series, is now FREE! (only in the UK so far; I hope to persuade Amazon to price-match in other countries also, but no luck so far).

#1 in series

I expect to keep it free for the foreseeable future so you can have an introduction to my work. I f you like British procedural series that have a quirky take on family life and police work it could be worth your while to download it.

ABOUT THE RAFFERTY AND LLEWELLYN SERIES
Brit DI Joe Rafferty, working-class lapsed Catholic, is cursed by coming from a family who think — if he must be a copper — he might at least have the decency to be a bent one.

FREE #1 in series:

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And, if you like Tudor Biographical Historical Fiction, don’t forget that Reluctant Queen: The story of Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English king, Henry VIII, is a Goodreads Giveaway until 30 April 2014, with the chance to win one of ten copies of the pb edition.

‘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

Here’s the link to the Goodreads Giveaway page for the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83791-reluctant-queen-the-story-of-henry-viii-s-defiant-little-sister

I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in Venice. Beautiful place, but oh, those endless steps over the canals! My weary, couch potato legs proved unable for the challenge (an inability not improved when I decided to put myself on a starvation diet for the duration after checking out the restaurant prices). I had to keep taking a rest on the bottom steps and hope some great, gallumphing, fellow tourist didn’t stand on me!

RELUCTANT QUEEN: Price reduction plus new cover for the amazon ebook

I’ve today reduced the price of my biographical historical, Reluctant Queen, by $1 / 77p (though, as usual, amazon has altered the price upwards! Why do they do that?!). It’s meant to be $4.99, down from $5.99, but on the book page it’s showing as priced at $5.14 / £3.09. wish I knew how to persuade them to leave my prices alone (unless they decide to lower them and bear the price hit themselves!).

Any opinions on the two covers?

Previous Cover

 

 

 

 

Latest Cover

I was interested in trying out the green and white Tudor colours on the cover. I’m pretty pleased with the effect.

 

 

 

Reluctant Queen is currently on Amazon UK’s Biographical Historical Novels Best Seller list at #29.

The pb (due out 1 May 2014) is a Goodreads Giveaway that ends on 30 April 2014 with ten copies up for grabs! Here’s the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83791-reluctant-queen-the-story-of-henry-viii-s-defiant-little-sister

Amazon ebook links:

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reluctant-Queen-Historical-Defiant-Little-ebook/dp/B0054SDUPA/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396820201&sr=1-6&keywords=geraldine+evans

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Goodreads Giveaway! Reluctant Queen: The Story of Mary Rose Tudor, Little Sister to Henry VIII

Enter my Goodreads Giveaway and be in with a chance of winning one of  ten pb copies of my historical novel, Reluctant Queen. Ends 30 April 2014.

‘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 REVIE

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY Got to be in it to win it!

Ten copies of the paperback edition of my Tudor Historical Novel, RELUCTANT QUEEN: The Story of Mary Rose Tudor, the Defiant Little Sister of Infamous English king, Henry VIII.

Mary Rose Tudor, Henry VIII’s lovely little sister, reluctantly marries the aged and sickly Louis XII of France, a May to December state marriage, after a relentless campaign by her loving brother to get her agreement.

But Mary, deeply in love, for the first time, with champion of the lists Charles Brandon, extracted Henry’s promise that she could please herself for her second marriage.

At the French court, Mary endured the hateful embrace of her ancient husband, the ardour of Francis, the debauched, womanising heir-to-the-throne, as well as the hatred of Louise of Savoy, mother to Francis, who feared her lusty son would succeed in fathering his own usurper.

With the death of Louis, and Francis’s elevation to the French throne and absolute power, her situation became desperate. Captive prey to Francis’s determined passion for her, fearful of rumours that her brother would break the promise he made to her, would Mary Rose ever be free to go to her lost love?

Paperback Publication date: 1 May 2014.

ENTER NOW! Entry open from 27 February to 30 April 2014. Here’s the link to the giveaway page: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83791-reluctant-queen-the-story-of-henry-viii-s-defiant-little-sister

NO 1 UK CATEGORY BESTSELLER – MY HISTORICAL NOVEL, RELUCTANT QUEEN

My historical novel, RELUCTANT QUEEN, has hit the UK’s No 1 Best Seller list in CATEGORY FICTION > RELIGIOUS & SPIRITUAL > HISTORICAL

 Product details

     Format: Kindle Edition

    File Size: 620 KB

    Print Length: 314 pages

    Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

    Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

    Language: English

    ASIN: B0054SDUPA

    Text-to-Speech: Enabled

    X-Ray:

    Not Enabled

    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

        #1 in Books > Fiction > Religious & Inspirational > Historical

        #3 in Books > History > Britain & Ireland > British Heads of State > Henry VII

        #7 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Spiritual Literature & Fiction

 

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/B0054SDUPA

US: http://www.amazon.com/B0054SDUPA

 


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