Sunday, February 20, 2011

The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith

This is the second book I've read by Anne Easter Smith.  I'm enjoying the era that she writes in.  This book centres on Grace Plantaganet, the bastard daughter of Edward of York.  It is right after Henry Tudor has come to the throne.  Grace is brought to ex-queen Elizabeth's care to live with her and her daughters.  The book spans over 10 years and shows how fragile the new Tudor reign was.
I enjoyed this one.  It introduced a character that I had never heard about before.  In fact the author found only one reference to her in her research.  She notes that it gave her a chance to tell the story from a new angle.  Because Grace is a non-important historical figure she gets a lot more artistic license with her.  The other interesting part of the story centres on the mystery of the Princes in the Tower and what may or may not have happened to them. 

1 comment:

AA said...

i've read this book and really enjoyed it as well :)


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