I am incredibly excited about this week’s “Waiting on Wednesday” pick! For those of you who know me, you know that I have a soft spot for any story from the time of King Henry VIII. I find his story, and those of his various wives and lovers, completely fascinating. In fact, I am writing my own novel that takes place in the Tudor era, and who knows? One day you may be reading it! But, until then, I’ll leave the story-telling to Katherine Longshore, whose debut novel, Gilt, graces the world on May 15, 2012:
In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.
When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.
But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.
Doesn’t that synopsis sound fabulous?! I just love the mystery, intrigue, and romance of King Henry VIII’s courts. Such drama! Gilt is definitely at the top of my To-Read List!
So, dear reader, what are you “waiting on” this Wednesday?
Leave some “comment love” below! I’d love to check out your pick, too! 🙂