Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Winter Queen by Amanda McCabe

Synopsis: As Queen Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting, innocent Lady Rosamund is unprepared for the temptations of Court. She is swept up in the festivities of the yuletide season and, as seduction perfumes the air, Rosamund is drawn to darkly enticing Anton Gustavson….
With the coming of the glittering Frost Fair, they are tangled in a web of forbidden desire and dangerous secrets. For in this time of desperate plots and intrigues, Anton is more than just a handsome suitor—he may have endangered the life of the woman he is learning to love

Quote: As Rosamund watched Leicester hand the Queen into the grandest sleigh, the one at the head of the procession, Anton appeared at her side. She did not see him at first, but she knew he was there. His warmth seemed to surround her; his clean scent carried to her on the cold breeze like a spell.

Why this book you might ask: I purchased this book a few months ago after reading a review about it. I haven't read much Historical Romance in the past few years and thought it might be a good place to start again.

My Thoughts: This was a nice light romantic read set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. There was a little intrigue and lots of romance during the Christmas of 1564. I enjoyed reading about the festivities and gleaning some history of the period. Some of their love lorne musings did seem to go on...and on. As a fan of the nice wrapped up, hopefully happy ending I was not disappointed.

Amanda McCabe
Behind the book - history

Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (November 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373295707
ISBN-13: 978-0373295708
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches

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Total pages in 2010:
This book - 274
Total - 2445

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