Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Release The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger

The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger is coming out October 6, 2009. Based on Catherine Howard, Henry VIII"s 5th wife and cousin to his second Wife Anne Boleyn, it will be interesting to see Haeger's take Catherine who history has deemed mostly silly and frivolous. I myself am quite excited to read this as I am a big fan of Haeger's writing and though I felt her most recent, The Secret Bride, was a misstep I forigve all as she introduced me to the sweeping love of King Henri II and Diane de Poiters (in her book Courtesan ) which I simply can't get enough of. Here is Amazon's description

"When the young and beautiful Catherine Howard becomes the fifth wife of the fifty-year-old King Henry VIII, she seems to be on top of the world. Yet her reign is destined to be brief and heartbreaking, as she is forced to do battle with enemies far more powerful and calculating than she could have ever anticipated in a court where one wrong move could mean her undoing. Wanting only love, Catherine is compelled to deny her heart's desire in favor of her family's ambition. But in so doing, she unwittingly gives those who sought to bring her down a most effective weapon-her own romantic past. The Queen's Mistake is the tragic tale of one passionate and idealistic woman who struggles to negotiate the intrigue of the court and the yearnings of her heart. "

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