Queen's Gambit

  • by Elizabeth Fremantle
  • Narrated by Georgina Sutton
  • 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Widowed for the second time at age 31, Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches his love rival, Seymour, to the Continent. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal, so haunted by the fates of his previous wives - two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth - Katherine must wed Henry and become his sixth queen.
Katherine has to employ all her instincts to navigate the treachery of the court, drawing a tight circle of women around her, including her stepdaughter, Meg, traumatized by events from their past that are shrouded in secrecy, and their loyal servant Dot, who knows and sees more than she understands. With the Catholic faction on the rise once more, reformers being burned for heresy, and those close to the king vying for position, Katherine's survival seems unlikely. Yet as she treads the razor's edge of court intrigue, she never quite gives up on love.

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more history less passion

more romance less history than I prefer. a bit much harlequin for my mere tastes
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- Cyndi Brownell

you won't be disappointed

I was a little unsure of purchasing this book, just because I'd never heard of the author, but I'm so glad I did. If you like historical fiction novels, then you're in for hours of captivating listening. I'm so excited to download another title from this author. Hopefully they'll be many other titles similar to this one in the future.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio