I read this years ago when it was A Dangerous Temptation The old edition looks like a romance novel the new one looks like a Philippa Gregory novel but both of these old edition looks like a romance novel the new one looks like a Philippa Gregory novel but both of these are kind of misleading There s a romance yeah but the novel focuses mainly on the religious tensions in 16th century Europe and how the various sects tortured burned and otherwise oppressed anyone who believed differently Engrossing if you re a historical fiction buff but incredibly bleak for long stretches I am not a history buff The only thing that I remember about King Henry is that he liked to chop of his wives heads And that is all I got out of that lecture in high schoolBut this book was than just history Albeit there was a lot though no than expected from reading the blurb The story built well off of actual events and the author s character fit seamlessly into the lot Honor is an awesome character She went through so much in her life She is truly a heroine in my eyes Her strength and bravery were amazing And I loved how she seemed like a real Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples person There are many historical romances that seem completely bogus This was not one of themHonor s thoughts and feelings towards the men in her life made the series much likable I ll admit I m not one to read stories without romance But I didn t find myself bored during the times in this novel that had noneI sincerely enjoyed this and will continue with the series though not right away My brain is stillrocessing all of that information I definitely recommend this and hope you enjoy it too I was leasantly surprised by this book thinking it would be a straight by the numbers romance It s actually a theological drama with some intrigue a bit of romance and adventure The heroine Honor Larke is Thomas More s ward which rovides some hokey sinful thoughts on Sir Tom s The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 part and she gets swept up in the Catholic vs Protestant upheavals She engages in long distance dissertations with Erasmus and is uite a bright girl but notreciously so The final The National Debt: A Short History part of the book finds Honor trapped in Leyden with John and the Anabaptists where the lesson thatower corrupts even the most holy is made abundantly clear Giacomo Meyerbeer wrote an opera about itI found the central thesis of religious sects very fascinating It gripped my interest thoroughly because it was so not what I thought it would be The only less than stellar Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific parts involved More s sexual conflict towards Honor both in the beginning and then at the end The scenes were stilted and jarring to the rest of the book The relationship between Honor and Thornleigh the hero is based on business and running a Protestant underground of sorts Not conventional in the slightestThis book and its seuel A Dangerous Devotion have been re released as The ueen s Lady and The King s Daughter respectively Honor Larke is unusual for her time Catholicsersecuted rotestants while rotestants ersecuted Catholics All Honor knows is these eople have done nothing to deserve to be bu Note I listened to the audiobook version of this novelWhen I read Blood Between ueens the fifth book in the Thornleigh series I "WAS HOOKED BEING A HUGE FAN OF ANY NOVELS "hooked Being a huge fan of any novels take lace during Tudor times I was happy to see the well known history shown from the erspective of this fictional yet very real feeling family that have been tangled up in the world of the court since the beginning of Henry VIII s rule But starting the series on book five brought up just as many uestions as were answered What brought these captivating eople into the vicious #world of the Tudor court How had the family rivalry affecting our main heroine come to be That being said # of the Tudor court How had the family rivalry affecting our main heroine come to be That being said I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook version of the first novel in the series The ueen s Lady I jumped at the chance And I m happy to say I was not disappointedThe ueen s Lady tells the story of Honor Larke a young heiress that becomes the ward of Thomas More after a horrific kidnapping and rescue Under the tutelage of More Honor. Na melhor tradição de Philippa Gregory chega nos agora um apaixonante romance histórico situado no tempo de Henriue VIII Londres 1527 Casar ou servir Para Honor Larke a escolha é clara Pouco disposta a morrer de tédio como esposa obediente ela deixa a casa do seu tutor o brilhante sir. Grows to become an intelligent and caring young woman firm in the belief that her guardian can do no wrong That is until he doesAs a lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon Honor is astounded to see the great Henry VIII try and thrust his devout and loving wife aside for the brash and grasping Anne Boleyn Deciding to do all she can for her mistress Honor begins carrying letters from the ueen to her allies As she gets deeper and deeper involved often utting her own life in danger she begins to uestion everything she grew up believing including the teachings of More Her beliefs are further confounded when she begins working with Richard Thornleigh a daring and reckless man who at first annoys Honor to no end but ends up winning her heart As their relationship continues to evolve Honor must decide what is most "important to her the good she can do "to her the good she can do continuing her work as a spy or the love and home Richard can The Hiding Place provide for herHonor is such a wonderful character full of spunk bravery and humor I loved watching her continue to struggle with herolitical and religious beliefs as well as her complicated love with Richard Thornleigh I now feel like I have a good bases for the series and cannot wait to read the next three books in the series and any other that come after that I forced myself to get through it but only because I hate leaving books unfinished even the terrible ones I always hope that the story will surprise me This one did not it was just bad from the first age to last The lot was ridiculously redictable and tedious Where I got the book freebie at the HNS conference in London this year SignedPlot Pay attention Dear Reader The blurb is not a bit like the book I read Here s how I see it As a young child Honor Larke watches her father die excommunicated and robbed by the evil riest Bastwick She is taken away by a nasty nobleman name irrelevant as I don t think he has much to do with the rest of the book to be married to his son for her fortune Years later with the help of a faithful servant she finds herself free of her marriage and the ward of Sir Thomas More becoming an educated woman who is suited to be a lady in waiting to ueen Catherine of Aragon Seeing her old servant burned at the stake as a heretic turns Honor against the church and she becomes a kind of double agent eventually gaining the assistance of handsome merchant Richard Thornleigh Her The Elephants Journey passion for rescuing Protestants burns brighter once she discovers the depth of Thomas More s involvement but her hatred does not outlast More s own death Bastwick meanwhile has become close to the King and Honor finds that she and Thornleigh are in very great dangerActually it s a lot complicated than that I expected a straightforward romance type novel what I got was a twisting saga of alot with lenty of surprises hiding around the corner The writing is strong and vivid Ken Follett than Philippa Gregory and I liked Honor despite her inability to remain constant to any kind of belief More for all his faults stuck to his guns It was uite a surprising view of the sainted More too I mean look at that faceOh all right thenCould I really imagine Saint More in the grip of lustimage error As osted at wwwjustonechaptercomHere I sit and sigh as I type this review hanging my head I can t believe that it has taken so long to read this book The whole series has been sitting on my shelf for a number of years Why did I wait so long I am not sure if it was the cover that rovoked a bodice ripping feel or maybe I was thinking that I couldn t handle another Anne Boleyn story How mistaken I wasI was thrilled to hear that this book was going to be made into an audiobook with the author herself doing the reading Barbara Kyle did a wonderful job of reading this book she brought the story to life with her different accents and the right amount of emotion not too much and not too littleThe first book in the Thornleigh series there are 5 of them at resent set during the reign of Henry. Thomas More e torna se aia da rainha Catarina de Aragão Um cargo onde aprenderá muita coisa dado ue terá de conviver com o orgulho a Changing Face of the Hero paixão a ganância e ainda a consciência de um rei ue anseia desesperadamenteelo divórcio a fim de oder casar se com a ousada Ana Bolena Honor aia. .
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"to read about "read about historical figures it is fun to be entertained at the same time as learning some history Though this book is based on real historical events the theme here varied from Catherine of Aragon to the religious conflicts to Thomas More Anne Boleyn and However the two main It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life protagonist are fictional and I wasn t sure what I would think of that First introduced to Honor Lark when only 7 years old I was captivated Thomas More becomes her guardian and so begins her story Her journey was aleasure to watch it was written with feeling and showed the effect the time Lignin Biodegradation period had on theeople of England under the rule of Henry VIII She grew into a woman of conviction who took too many risks for what she believed in This book moved along at a steady Pure Chance pace and I had a hard time stopping there was a lot going on mystery intrigue romance conflicts and The only reason that I did not jump right into the next book The ueen s Daughter was that I didn t have enough credits left at Audible Once I have that I will definitely continue with thisseries I finished reading The ueen s Lady over holiday break and it is easily the best book I ve read all year Kyle tells her thoughtrovoking story from both sides of the conflict between the Catholic and Protestant churches There is a The Lady and the Lionheart profound message in this book about faith and organized religion that gives it real soul Honor Larke is a lady in waiting to ueen Catherine of Aragon But do not think for a moment this is a simple book about a maid at court sewing tears in ueen Catherine s skirts Kylelumbs the depths of faith and zealotry inside of a fast aced story about a young lady who searches for truth in religion and doubts her own faith in the church and even GodThe novel has a wide scope that is fulfilling but the story never drags with the weight of a history lesson or a cast of characters you can t memorize Decent but flawed characters give such immediacy to this story There is an honest ambivalence in all of them and a realistic thirst for self reservation that I "Don T Often Read "t often read is brutally candid with her readers about the violence of the time and the ain and suffering feels so real at moments you are right there in the midst of a fire or assing through the consciousness of your very existence into a euphoric death The message in this novel will keep you thinking long after you ve read the last Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church page This would be an excellent book club read I can t wait to read the rest of the Thornleigh series I found Barbara Kyle s The ueen s Lady to be a bit hit miss On theositive side there were a lot of twist and turns to the story which keeps you guessing what is going to happen next The Tudor history is captivating in itself and this story just shows another viewpoint of Henry VIII Anne Boleyn and the A (kinda) Country Christmas political and religiouslayers of the time On the negative side there was a loss of coherency to the story as it seemed the author wanted to resent all the differing religious views of the time making the story unnecessarily complex Some of the lot articularly about the M nsterites and Anabaptists was uite strange There is so much going on the story its confusing and I think the chapter divisions would have benefited from an accompanying timeline and not just a specific title If you would like to read a similar story historical fiction strong female rotagonist and a minor study in religious views of the time I would try Phillipa Gregory s The ueen s Fool All this said I think I will read the seuel about Isabella Thornleigh Note that this book was first National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 published in 1994 as A Dangerous Temptation The seuel featuring Isabella Thornleigh wasreviously ublished as A Dangerous Devotion and will be ublished in February 24 2009 as The King s Daughter I think the timing of the books are suspect riding on the wave of Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism popularity of The Other Boleyn Girl currentop culture interest in The TudorsSee of my reviews E fiel amiga de Catarina de Aragão não Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory pode compactuar com o ultraje ue é feito à rainha e voluntaria seara ser Charming the Firefighter portadora de cartas destaara os seus aliados No meio desta intriga alaciana Honor fica subitamente na osse de um segredo ue ode destruir um reino e a sua futura rainha. .