Sponsored by "Breaking the Spine". This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Virgin's Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I (Paperback)by Jeane Westin
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade (August 4, 2009)
Product Description on Amazon:
"The story of Elizabeth I, as it’s never been told before—through the eyes of two ladies-in-waiting closest to her…In a court filled with repressed sexual longing, scandal, and intrigue, Lady Katherine Grey is Elizabeth’s most faithful servant. When the young queen is smitten by the dashing Robert Dudley, Katherine must choose between duty and desire—as her secret passion for a handsome earl threatens to turn Elizabeth against her. Once the queen becomes a bitter and capricious monarch, another lady-in-waiting, Mistress Mary Rogers, offers the queen comfort. But even Mary cannot remain impervious to the court’s sexual tension—and as Elizabeth gives her doomed heart to the mercurial Earl of Essex, Mary is drawn to the queen’s rakish godson…"
It shall be interesting to see what genre this leans towards. I've seen this on other blogs (Historically Obsessed) already posted but with all the blogs being created lately it's hard to keep up with who has posted about what. So I throw caution to the wind this week and select this one although it may be a repeat to some, ans so I will add a couple more links to ones that will also be worthy additions to my library:
Visit Passages to The Past for a Giveaway Chance for this read! (open till July 6th). I am looking forward to Susan Holloway Scott's French Mistress, although I have another two of hers that I haven't read yet but I really want to!!
Also on my list that I looked at are two of the Catherine De Medici novels, one is being written by C.W. Gortner and he is working on final revisions now, and another one The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis that comes out in July.