Christmas Awards 2011

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Publisher: Viking

May 2012

ISBN: 978-0-970-01399-9

Pages: 406

Historical, England 1539 – 1542

Kitty Tylney has always lived in the shade of Cat, her best friend. Now Cat has wormed her way into both the court and heart of Henry VIII.  When Kitty becomes part of Cat’s inner circle she gets her own chance at court with fabulous gowns, opulent parties and for the first time dashing men vying for her attention in a glittering new life.  Kitty soon finds out that while all is beautiful on the surface underneath is a world of lies, secrets, trysts and behind the scenes deals.  A world where the price of gossip could very well be someone’s head.  Though once you are at the top and Queen of England there is only one way to go and that is down. 

This takes a period of history and brings it to life for the reader.  The reader gets a glimpse of what it must have been like in the Court of King Henry VIII both the good and the bad.  The reader also gets a chance to see how in many cases the nobles and lower classes were out to get what they wanted and didn’t care who they had to step on to get there.  The intrigue that was constantly going on at court is enough to make people’s heads spin. It shows just how far both good and bad people were willing to go.  This book also will have readers looking for more from this author and this story proves to be very difficult to put down once you start.  The story proves to be more of a story of history with some light romance in it but still is a very good read.

I give this one 5 red roses


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