Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

The Favored Queen: A Novel of King Henry VIII's Third Wife
by Carolly Erickson
St. Martin's Press Hardcover
304 pages
Release Date: September 27, 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession
Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne’s single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. 
Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the object of Anne’s venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king’s lust. Henry, fearing that Anne’s inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king.

Acclaimed biographer and bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.
Available for Pre-order 

Why I am waiting....
  I lover reading historical fiction and especially when it is about British royalty. I can't seem to get enough of Henry VIII and his wives. Every store gives me a different perspective. I can't wait to read this one!   


  1. Looks amazing. It looks like this would be more historical fiction, based on real events. I always enjoy that because the history is still there, but it reads like a novel. I may have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I love historical fiction- this looks like a good one!

  3. This sounds like a good historical read.

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

  4. Historical fiction is a favorite of mine but a genre I haven't touched for quite some time.

    Sounds intriguing! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Marissa @

  5. This looks really good! New follower!

    My WoW

  6. I'm also a historical fiction fan. This one sounds really good- I haven't read a lot on British history, so I might make this the first. The cover is beautiful too!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  7. I love these kinds of books! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WOW!

  8. This looks like great historical fiction! Nice pick :0)

    Sarah @ The Book Life

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