Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review of Gilt-Katherine Longshore

Set in the court of Henry VIII, this novel is centered around the best friend of Catherine Howard, Henry's ill-fated wife. Her friend, Kitty, is brought to court after a humble upbringing and is shocked at the luxury and decadence of court life.  She also sees her friend making catastrophic decisions, including taking lovers and trusting the wrong people.  The descriptions of living conditions in 15th century London are very thorough and also fascinating.  From the squalor of conditions outside court to the glitter (and gilt) of Henry's court, Longshore takes you there and keeps you interested.  I'll be looking for her sequels, Tarnish and Brazen.  4 Elves-Highly recommended for teens

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