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Jan. 17, 2022, 9:43 a.m. A review for 'A Woman of Noble Wit', by Jean M Roberts: The Book's Delight

The book is well written. It is obvious that the author has done an immense amount of research into the families and the history of the time. The pace is fast and the story reaches a satisfying conclusion.

The Plot in Brief: Set in the Devonshire countryside of Tudor England, this is the fictionalized story of Katherine Champernowne, the mother of Sir Walter Raleigh.

The Characters: I’ll start by saying this book contains a very long cast of characters, often with the same or similar sounding names. The families in the story include the Champernownes, Carews, Courtenays, Gilberts and the Raleighs. I admit that I was at times confused as too who was who, especially as the families were intermarried. Many of the side characters were thinly fleshed out and remained unmemorable. The main characters, Katerine, her first …

A wonderful insight into the Tudor era

Jan. 12, 2022, 11:17 a.m. A review for 'A Woman of Noble Wit', by I got lost in a book Blog spot

................ I really enjoyed following Katherine-Kate’s journey from young girl to an old frail woman. Katherine-Kate is a character that was very easy to like, she is also very human in the telling. I thought this novel was as enjoyable as it was successful. This book has really set the bar incredibly high for this year!

A man may go adventuring, but a woman’s place was in the home. Her mission in life was to give her husband strong sons. She must be passive, accepting of her situation. Katherine-Kate’s life had been mapped out for her from a child. She will have no say in who she marries. She can only hope that her father does not wed her to some aged lord. Oh, how she wished she were her brother. Johnny’s life would be glamours and exciting, whereas Katherine-Kate would always be wishing for more. But that was the way of the world, and there …


Jan. 10, 2022, 6:53 p.m. A review for 'A Woman of Noble Wit', by Samantha Craven

This is a fabulous book, it’s is beautifully written, meticulously researched, well crafted and captivating. It is a magnificent achievement by Rosemary based on family records and real characters. As well as enjoying the characters and their story, I learned such a lot about the Tudor period, something I haven’t done since school (30 + years ago)
I was hooked after the first few pages and am only sorry to have come to the end.

A Woman of Noble Wit

Jan. 8, 2022, 10:59 a.m. A review for 'A Woman of Noble Wit', by Lyn Green

A fascinating & very moving story, I couldn’t put it down! I felt such empathy for Lady Katherine & the story has inspired me to find out more about Tudor history which I have always been interested in. At the end of the book I felt quite emotional & wanted to know more about what happened to the other family members. Thank you Rosemary!

The Alabaster Angel

Dec. 31, 2021, 12:33 a.m. by Kathleen June Fiford

This is a beautiful story full of the skill of the craftsman and the joy of the recipient of his beautiful work. I felt emotional at the end where the essence of the piece was revealed in kindness by another woman to a grieving friend. There was suspense and intrigue and the history as the Angel worked its magic on several people was enjoyable. A wonderful reading experience.