LoveReading View on Sisters of Treason
June 2014 Book of the Month.
The continuing story of the Grey sisters which began with Queen’s Gambit. This continues five years later, Lady Jane Grey has been executed, Mary Tudor reigns. Now we follow the fate of the wild sister Katherine and her young hunchbacked and ugly sister Mary. It is another slant on the Tudor court with plenty of love, politics and tragedy. An enthralling read even if you do know the outcome of the story.
Sisters of Treason Synopsis
Sisters of Treason is a powerful and moving story of passion and peril in Tudor England, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel. Mary Tudor clings fearfully to the English throne. Seeing the threat posed by her cousin, Lady Jane Grey, the Queen orders her execution. But what of Lady Jane's young sisters - Katherine and Mary? Cursed with royal blood, they must endure the perils of a Tudor court, closely observed by its paranoid Queen. Entranced by the drama, intrigue and romance of court life, young Lady Katherine's desire for love leads her to make ill-advised and dangerous liaisons. Burdened with a crooked back, her younger sister, Lady Mary - the 'mouse' - is seen as no threat and becomes privy to the Queen's most intimate secrets. Yet Mary, who yearns to escape court dramas, knows her closeness to the Queen could be her undoing. For the Queen is childless and in ill-health. If she should die, her fearsome sister Elizabeth will inherit the crown. Then Katherine and Mary will find court a maze of treachery and danger - where possessing royal blood is the gravest crime of all...
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1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset.
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Sisters of Treason Reader Reviews
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
- Ann Peet - 'Entertaining and well written historical novel...In fact, at times, it feels like reading a thriller.' Read full review >
- Alan Brown - 'A forensic description of the life and intrigue in the Tudor court and an emotional description of the challenges...A satisfying read with excitement thrown in.' Read full review >
- Barbara Goldie - 'I really enjoyed Sisters of Treason, thought it was a good length to immerse myself in the plot but not too heavy and longwinded, it has a good pace that keeps rolling along.' Read full review >
- Susan Andrews - '...the author did make me feel the sheer terror of living with paranoid queens, where one false statement could have you in the tower or worse.Highly recommended.' Read full review >
- Joy Bosworth - 'Fast, exciting and very gripping.An all enveloping treat of a book.' Read full review >
- Rebecca Cockeram - 'Very interesting and an easy read, definitely recommend.' Read full review >
- Maureen Gourlay - 'A really good "Tudor" read. I liked the different narrators within the story and its focus on Lady Jane Grey’s sisters, who are not so well known.' Read full review >
- Jenny Heardman - 'This makes for a very interesting read and I enjoyed the way this book draws you in and makes you feel like you are living in Tudor times.' Read full review >
- Carol - 'So well written, easy to follow, and a fab mix of true facts and embellishments. What a fantastic book!' Read full review >
- Carolyn Huckfield - 'This is a very readable story with some elements of an historical thriller. Who will survive the perils of court life now?' Read full review >
- Nicola Lowes – 'I enjoyed this book. The tensions of Tudor court life came across vividly.' Read full review >
- Cathy Petersen - 'This was absorbing and well written, the plots, tensions and air of constant suspicion that seemed to permeate the successive Tudor Courts is vividly brought to life...' Read full review >
- Debbie Wood - 'A well written history book that drew you into the Tudor times.' Read full review >
- Tracey Poulter - 'This is a complex period of history written about with a light touch that includes lovely little details from everyday life which helps to give a flavour of the time.' Read full review >
- Carole Donald - 'This was a very interesting story which kept me turning the pages all the way through and was a thoroughly enjoyable read.' Read full review >
Sisters of Treason Press Reviews
'A great read. Sisters of Treason totally transports the reader to the Tudor court, with all its tensions and games' Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy
'A sumptous epic' Metro
'Gripping' Woman & Home
'Rich and enticing' Stylist
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