Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: The Tudor Bride

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 Tudor Bride
by Joanna Hickson
Expected Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads

The thrilling sequel to The Agincourt Bride, and the story of Catherine de Valois - the French princess who became an English queen.

King Henry V’s new French Queen, Catherine, dazzles the crowds in England, blithely unaware of court undercurrents building against her. Her loyal companion, Guillamette, suspects conspiracies against her queen. But her warnings are ignored, for Catherine believes herself invincible as she gives birth to an heir.

Tragedy strikes when King Henry is struck down by fever back in France and Catherine rushes to his deathbed. A weak and weeping dowager queen follows the slow funeral cort├Ęge through France and the King’s Harper, Owen Tudor, plays to comfort her.

Back in England, the regency council removes the new young king from her care, and a defeated Catherine retires to her dower estates, taking Owen with her as Steward. At the secluded manor of Hadham, a smouldering ember bursts into flame as Catherine and Owen Tudor become lovers.

But their love cannot remain a secret forever, and when a grab for power is made by the Duke of Gloucester, Catherine – and those dearest to her – will once again face mortal danger…

Why I am waiting....
I recently finished and enjoyed The Agincourt Bride and want to read the sequel!

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  1. This book actually looks right up my alley! I don't read historical fiction often, but I really do love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I loved The Boleyn Girl, so this one looks interesting. I love how scandalous and backstabbing life was back then! Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. I do love the royals....this one sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing and enjoy! Here's mine: “THE GIRL NEXT DOOR”

  4. I haven't read The Agincourt Bride, but I do occasionally need a good fix of Tudor fiction (I've read Gregory, Fremantle). Hope this will be a good one for you!

  5. I haven't read the first book in this series. I hope you enjoy this one as much as the first. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  6. I haven't heard of this series before but I do hope to get my hands on it!

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  7. I love historical fiction...but I also get super anxious when I'm not sure if the characters will have a happily ever after (agh, history!) Great pick :).

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  8. Historical fiction will always have a special place in my book heart.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. You and me both, Kim! In the old days, we could go root through the author's garbage cans (j/k), now we just have to wait! :o)