Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday Finds at the Bookstore: The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn

 Pub. Date: January 2008 (in stores now)
Format: Paperback, 336pp

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
A gripping novel of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak in the unstable Tudor court following the death of King Henry VIII
Clever, level-headed Katherine Parr has suffered through four years of marriage to the aging and irascible King Henry VIII—and she has survived, unlike the five wives who came before her. But less than a year after the old king's death, her heart is won by the dashing Thomas Seymour, and their hasty union undoes a lifetime of prudent caution.
An unwilling witness to the queen's late-blossoming love, Catherine, Duchess of Suffolk, harbors nagging suspicions of Kate's handsome and ambitious new husband. But as Catherine is drawn deeper into the web of politics ensnaring her oldest friend, it gradually becomes clear that she has her own dark tale to tell. For though Thomas might betray his wife for power, Catherine might betray her for passion, risking everything she has in a world where love is a luxury not even royalty can easily afford.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds good. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Darlene said...

I've heard of this one before and it sounds fantastic. Of course I like anything to do with the Tudor period.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That book looks fantastic! I love all the books I have read around this topic.

Arleigh said...

I can wait to read your thoughts on this one... I tried The Queen of Subtleties and it seemed too modern (the dialect of the characters).

Holly said...

This one was just posted to me on PBS. I have Queen of Subleties and The Queen's Sorrow but haven't had a chance to read them yet. Hopefully they'll all be good :)