Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday & a Giveaway: GILT by Katherine Longshore

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is Gilt by Katherine! Lust, Lies, and the inner workings of King Henry VIII's court!


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.


King Henry VIII's life is certainly one of the most fascinating in history. But this novel delves into the life of one of King Henry's less explored wives-- Catherine Howard. I was particularly fascinated with this book as our family name is Howard! You'll should definitely put this one your To Be Read List! It comes out May 15, 2012 from Viking!

And in case you don't want to wait until May 15-- so long, I know! We're giving you an opportunity to win your very own advanced copy! See below for giveaway details. 

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