I am starting a with a new blogging site called blogging for books. It is so easy to sign up and get started. The idea behind it is to get information from publishers about how the book will do in sales im assuming. All you do is sign up, set your prefferences and request a book you think will interest you. They send these books free of charge to you via mail or to your e-reader and after at minimum of five days you post your review and request a new one! Then the best part of all you get to keep it. It is a great way to add to your collection and get to read these books before any one else!
I chose A Triple Knot by Emma Campion, a story of Joan of Kent. Here is the story synopsis for those who want to know more about it.
~Joan of Kent, renowned beauty and cousin to King Edward III, is destined for a politically strategic marriage. As the king begins a long dynastic struggle to claim the crown of France, plunging England into the Hundred Years’ War, he negotiates her betrothal to a potential ally and heir of a powerful lordship.
But Joan, haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her treacherous royal kin, fears the king’s selection and is not resigned to her fate. She secretly pledges herself to one of the king’s own knights, one who has become a trusted friend and protector. Now she must defend her vow as the king—furious at Joan’s defiance—prepares to marry her off to another man.
In A Triple Knot, Emma Campion brings Joan, the “Fair Maid of Kent” to glorious life, deftly weaving details of King Edward III’s extravagant court into a rich and emotionally resonant tale of intrigue, love, and betrayal.~
I am so disappointed!!!
I got so excited over this book while waiting for it to arrive and then i get it and ended up having to force myself to read it. It felt like everything in it was forced and the amount of large words gave off the impression that the author wanted to impress someone. I love the idea of the story line but some things needed to change a little for me. If you are a huge history buff or live for that type of story then go all at it… Otherwise try something else. Any other way i could compare it would be to say it was like a mix between ever after with Drew Barrymore and Websters dictionary.