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How does an author go wrong with a subject like Katherine Howard? Yet all the drama of her story happens offstage - we are not there when King Henry first sees her, nor when he takes her to bed, marries her or discovers she is unfaithful. And here's the craziest part - the book ends BEFORE SHE IS EXECUTED. That little tidbit is tossed off in a sentence in an afterword. But there sure was a lot of on the page (non)drama about kissing - "Would he kiss me? What would it feel like? Would I like it?" That kind of stuff left me wondering if this wasn't a YA novel masquerading as historical fiction?
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I love this book & couldn't put it down. Previously I hadn't been interested enough in Katherine Howard to want to read a book about her and kept putting off reading this book. However, I can say that I was wrong. This is a well told story that is interesting all the way through. It really made me want to read more from this author and I think that is the sign of a great book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in historical novels and even someone who likes the more tame romance novels.
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