Summary: Appointed to the queen’s household at the age of fourteen, Catherine Howard is not long at court before she catches the eye of King Henry VIII. The king is as enchanted with Catherine as he is disappointed with his newest wife — the German princess Anne of Cleves. Less than a year from her arrival at court, Catherine becomes the fifth wife of the overwhelmingly powerful, if aging, King of England.
Caught up in a dazzling whirl of elaborate celebrations, rich gowns and royal jewels, young Catherine is dizzied by the absolute power that the king wields over his subjects. But does becoming the king’s wife make her safe above all others, or put her in more danger? Catherine must navigate the conspiracies, the silent enemies, the king’s unpredictable rages, as well as contend with the ghosts of King Henry’s former wives: the abandoned Catherine of Aragon, the tragic Jane Seymour, and her own cousin, the beheaded Anne Boleyn. The more Catherine learns about court, the more she can see the circles of danger constricting around her, the threats ever more dire.
In honor of the YA Book Carnival, Alisa was kind enough to offer up a copy of her book for a giveaway so definitely think about entering. If you don’t win or can’t wait for this to end, BUY THE BOOK! It’s always great to support authors, right?
Anyway, thanks Alisa for this opportunity!
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Open To: U.S. and Canada!
Ends: July 10, 2009
Prize: Signed copy of The King’s Rose
I want to thank everyone for entering the contests this week and/or holding their own. I’ll have ONE more up later today for the carnival and a contest tomorrow just for the blog (another c.d.) so please follow the blog or keep your eye out. Thanks!