Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

This week's pick is...

Gilt by Katherine Longshore!

In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late. (summary from Goodreads)

You know, I don't think I've actually ever read anything set in the Tudor age...so with this one I'm planning to change that! I learnt about Gilt thanks to the YAmazing Race that The Apocalypsies ran last week. When I read that summary it was like a hissed YES ran through me...no joke! So definitely adding it to my TBR list!

Katherine Longshore's Gilt is set to be released 15 May 2012.

What title are you looking forward to this week?

4 comments:

  1. Definitely a fantastic choice. I also haven't read anything in the Tudor age, but I love me some historical fiction =)

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    1. I love historical fiction too! Funny how we haven't tried any Tudor ones then! This might be my first, and I can't wait! :-)

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  2. Thank you, Baggins! I'm thrilled that GILT will be your foray into the Tudor court! And I hope it incites a lasting interest -- there is so much rich material there, and so many fabulous stories.

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    1. Thanks, Katherine! I'm really looking forward to GILT...it sounds so good, I don't know how I've missed reading books from the Tudor age! But here's to GILT being my first!! :-D

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