Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour

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Continuing the story of Henry VIII's wives-from the author of The Spanish Bride and A Lady Raised High.

With a face better suited to a nun's habit than a wedding dress, Jane Seymour has no suitors and few hopes. Then, her prospects brighten when she is granted a position at court as maid of honor to Queen Catherine. There, Jane watches as King Henry VIII ignores his aging wife, showering favor on the beautiful Anne Boleyn, the woman he would ...

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Overview

Continuing the story of Henry VIII's wives-from the author of The Spanish Bride and A Lady Raised High.

With a face better suited to a nun's habit than a wedding dress, Jane Seymour has no suitors and few hopes. Then, her prospects brighten when she is granted a position at court as maid of honor to Queen Catherine. There, Jane watches as King Henry VIII ignores his aging wife, showering favor on the beautiful Anne Boleyn, the woman he would make his new queen.

But soon he tires of Anne and his wandering eye falls on Jane. Though she has feelings of affection for Henry, she cannot let herself be swept away by his attentions if she is to win not only his heart, but also the greatest prize of all-the Crown.

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Plain Jane is truly one of those work of art books that will capture the imagination and let it take flight!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425220948
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Tudor Women Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 700,523
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurien Gardner is the author of a series of historical novels about the women of Tudor England: The Spanish Bride, A Lady Raised High, and Plain Jane.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    A neglected queen

    Most historical novelists who have dealt with the Tudor era focus on Anne Boleyn; this book concentrates on her successor, Jane Seymour, who bore Henry VIII his only son who lived beyond infancy. Laurien Gardner, the author, warrants compliments for creating a believable Jane and her court--we know almost nothing about the woman--as well as for the charming writing. An interesting wrinkle is that Gardner assumes that Jane actually loved Henry. Historians seem to find this difficult to believe.

    I look forward to more books by this writer.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    NOT A PLAIN JANE AT ALL

    I felt that Laurien Gardner must have known Jane as a person. The insight she has about Jane's feelings about being plain and that no one could get past her looks and find the good and compassion person she was. It was as if Laurien wrote about a dear friend . BEST REVIEW I CAN GIVE IS THAT I WAS SORRY WHEN THE BOOK ENDED

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great

    A good read

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