That's when things got interesting and quite delicious. Both Tarnish and Brazen sucked me in with the world, the cast of characters This month, I kept picking up books that I couldn't get into, so my solution? The other thing that bothers me about this book is how slow it sometimes is. Our QuickChat, which lives on your career site or job requisition landing pages, allows recruiters to start conversations with candidates either right now or back and forth over time. Everything that you would expect and more happened and that made reading this so much more exciting. If I had said that 500 years ago, my head would have landed in a basket. There were a lot of positives and even some sad disappointments in the end.
And I need to act like one. I don't know as much about the Tudor dynasty as I probably should, given that it's one of my favorite historical periods to read about, but Katherine Longshore excels at bringing that period to life in a way that is romantic -- poetic, even -- and not at all overbearing. As I've mentioned earlier, each and every character within this story is distinct. Heck, where I don't have to wear a damn bodice and corset every freaking day! She has created a fascinating, exciting, and intricate story of romance, rebellion, and tenacity. This woman is on my must-buy list. Mary Howard is only a daughter until she marries a Duke, and not only just a Duke but the bastard son of the King of England. It feels so realistic somehow.
At least in this book she did. There was just something about this main character that I felt the others had been lacking. They are the real thing. Mary is this quiet girl who is very conflicted with the choices that were thrust upon her. When I won a beautiful copy of Brazen, I was ecstatic.
The men of the court interacted with Mary and her friends in varied, realistic manners. And that will be the greatest loss of all. I love history in every way, shape, and form, whether that's a textbook or a documentary or actually visiting historical monuments and buildings and walking where famed royalty walked hundreds of years ago. Because we too are well matched. That part is all true.
I first fell in love with the Tudor era after watching The Tudors series on Showtime. If you want to read about an obscure person in history who was really a minor figure at best in the whole Tudor cycle you might want to read Brazen, otherwise skip. Something not to be missed is the author's note at the end of the book. This review can also be found at. Another amazing part of Brazen was the friendship between Mary, Madge, and Margaret. I can definitely see myself re-reading this one! The only major flaw that stuck out to me was the dramatization of mostly everything.
But also bronze, a bell that rings clear and true and joyously. But also bronze, a bell that rings clear and true and joyously. From the beginning of the book I was hooked. She mixes in a great deal of history but as a reader, I am never overwhelmed and of course, there is the swoony stuff which I love. From the very first scene, I was in love. If you have even a basic knowledge of Tudor history, you will most likely have been spoiled for this book. The plot, for what I'd say constitutes as much of the novel, is primarily the romance between Mary and Fitz, until things pick up in the second half during which things get intense and deliciously scandalous.
The plot thickens as the story becomes larger than her and her husband's romance, and Mary discovers the fake facade behind the opulent Tudor court. He was more than ever sure that Grannie was a simpleton and Csar a brazen hypocrite. To see full review click I am highly fascinated with the Tudor family. As they get to know each other better, it is clear that Fitz walks a fine line. But you're always one step removed. And that would have conveyed all it needed to, because this boy.
She tries to do the right thing and honor the people who deserve it. Can you imagine my astonishment while reading her latest novel, which was near-perfect in execution? I first fell in love with the Tudor era after watching The Tudors series on Showtime. People start getting killed left and right and Katherine Longshore starts pulling at your heart strings. In a court where breaking rules could result in extreme consequences, can their romance survive? Mary Howard, a cousin to Anne Boleyn, is married off to the King's illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy. I can't tell you how good of a job Longshore has done bringing in historical details while also making the book approachable to modern readers.
But then again if you are into historical fiction with a tint of romance then you would already be used to this. I have to admit: Fitz doesn't look that bad for a historical dude. In the midst of the barrier stood an altar, on the top of which was a brazen eagle. Even Mary's best friends, Madge and Margaret, didn't feel like they were just thrown in to make Mary seem awesome. It made me sad once I finished because I knew that this was the last one.