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Early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.
Neither sister is well suited to a dangerous life at court. Flirtatious Lady Catherine, thought to be the true heir, cannot control her compulsion to love and be loved. Her sister, clever Lady Mary, has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection equates to goodness - and both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is more curse than blessing. For either girl to marry without royal permission would be a potentially fatal political act. It is the royal portrait painter, Levina Teerlinc, who helps the girls survive these troubled times. She becomes their mentor and confidante, but when the Queen's sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, life at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters. Ultimately each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her Queen, risk her life, and find the safety and love she longs for.
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By Carmen C on 02-03-15
I love historical fiction, but sometimes I'm nervous that they might be dry and boring. Not the case with this book. The first half entertained me and transported me to Tudor England completely. I expected the story to drop off in the second half, but it did not. In fact, it became more and more romantic and captivating.
I've already bought Fremantle's other book, and I can't wait to start it! Highly recommend.
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By Sharon on 07-18-14
Would you consider the audio edition of Sisters of Treason to be better than the print version?
Did not read the print version
What was one of the most memorable moments of Sisters of Treason?
How much I liked all the Grey sisters
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I listen as I fall asleep at night. Love the audio versions
If you could take any character from Sisters of Treason out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Mary. She was an observer to all that was happening and very intelligent.
Any additional comments?
Would recommend to anyone who enjoys historical novels
6 of 6 people found this review helpful