Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:




Rivals in the Tudor Court

by D.L. Bogdan
Publication date: May 1, 2011

As Queen Catherine's maid and daughter of the Duke of Buckingham, the future seems bright for Elizabeth Stafford. But when her father gives her hand to Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, the spirited young woman must sacrifice all for duty. Yet Elizabeth is surprised by her passion for her powerful new husband. And when he takes on a mistress, she is determined to fight for her love and her honor. . .

Na├»ve and vulnerable, Bess Holland is easily charmed by the Duke of Norfolk, doing his bidding in exchange for gifts and adoration. For years, she and Elizabeth compete for his affections. But they are mere spectators to an obsession neither can rival: Norfolk's quest to weave the Howard name into the royal bloodline. The women's loyalties are tested as his schemes unfold—among them the litigious marriage of his niece, Anne Boleyn, to King Henry the VIII. But in an age of ruthless beheadings, no self-serving motive goes unpunished—and Elizabeth and Bess will have to fight a force more sinister than the executioner's axe...

7 comments:

  1. I shouldn't read your blog on Wednesdays - that's another onto my wishlist!

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  2. Uhm, want that book and those dresses!

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  3. I love these kind of books. A love triangle is always good! Nice choice this week.

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  4. Great pick. I'm a huge fan of historical fiction and this one looks like it could be fun!

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

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  5. I'm a huge fan of the Tudor period. This one sounds interesting. Great pick!

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  6. Excellent choice! This sounds like it's full of lots of drama and intrigue. :)

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  7. Notjustreading- Glad to help your wishlist.

    Audra- the dresses are really beautiful.

    June G- I love these books too.

    Jenny-I'm a fan also.

    Penelope Lolohea- Yes, it does.

    DJL- I can't wait to read this.

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