This is the remarkable story of a strong, brave woman surviving plagues, religious dissent and the whims of an embittered queen, finding love and happiness in the arms of her pirate hero.
Rosemary Griggs brings a welcome breath of fresh air to the historical novel, avoiding the commercial entrapment of concentrating on the Kings and Queens of England and the Royal Court.
The heroine here is Katherine Champernowne, an educated Devon woman born during the tumultuous reign of King Henry VIII. Tudor and Elizabethan Devon is brought vividly to life. As her children grow older we learn of events on the world stage but keep the focus on the Gilbert and Raleigh families into which Katherine has married.
This is the remarkable story of a strong, brave woman surviving plagues, religious dissent and the …
... I'm sorry it finished to quick
A brilliant read I’m sorry it’s finished to quick
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 November 2023 on amazon.co.uk
a very gifted storyteller
I've just finished reading your book, and have enjoyed it very much. You are a very gifted storyteller and you have brought to life through your very appealing heroine a fascinating period of English history. I look forward to reading the next instalment.
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On behalf of The Curious Club, I wish to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful talk and demonstration you gave at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday. It was fascinating to hear about your "alter ego" and to learn so much about the intricacies of her clothing and life.
I have often thought that, if our school history lessons were filled with these sorts of details, I would have found them far more interesting than learning so many dates, kings and queens, and what parliament was up to!
I think you could tell that our members found it very …
Really enjoyed this
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5912703353 by Katie Powell on October 16 2023