Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Queen Elizabeth's Daughter: A Novel of Elizabeth I by Anne Clinard Barnhill

*I was given a free copy of this eBook for my honest review*

Mistress Mary Shelton is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite ward, enjoying every privilege the position affords. The queen loves Mary like a daughter, and, like any good mother, she wants her to make a powerful match. The most likely prospect: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. But while Oxford seems to be everything the queen admires: clever, polished and wealthy, Mary knows him to be lecherous, cruel, and full of treachery. No matter how hard the queen tries to push her into his arms, Mary refuses.

Instead, Mary falls in love with a man who is completely unsuitable. Sir John Skydemore is a minor knight with little money, a widower with five children. Worst of all, he’s a Catholic at a time when Catholic plots against Elizabeth are rampant. The queen forbids Mary to wed the man she loves. When the young woman, who is the queen’s own flesh and blood, defies her, the couple finds their very lives in danger as Elizabeth’s wrath knows no bounds.


As you might have notice I do not often read historical fiction novels but I do read some once in a while. 

It is not often that I love a book in this genre but I admit that I loved this book. I read it last night and I ended up staying up late because I just couldn't put it down. This is very well written and I think if you are picky in this genre of novels you will just absolutely love this one.

I highly recommend .

I give this 5 out of 5

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