Sunday, January 29, 2012

The King's Daughter

The King's Daughter

By: Barbara Kyle

Summary:  Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary-s fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality. And so begins the reign of Bloody Mary...
Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is helping to lay the groundwork to overthrow Mary and bring Elizabeth to power. But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family. With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde-a Spanish soldier of fortune-can help Isabel. Now with England-s future at stake, Isabel risks all to change the course of history...

Review: This book was very past paced and an easy read. Isabel Thornleigh's world is thrown into turmoil very early in the book and the rest of the book is about her search for what she believes is the right thing to do, having to do with her country, and her family. She is in a constant struggle with the mercenary helping her Carlos Valverde, and the story is told largely from her point of view, which is that of a young woman coming of age in a very turbulent time in England's history, when the common man was at war with their ethical beliefs about what they held true about their religious views, their monarch, and their country. If you liked the first book in the Thornleigh series then I would recommend this one as well.

Rating <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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