Secrets of the Tudor Court [NOOK Book]

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When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become Queen. But Mary has also seen the King's fickle nature and how easily he discards those who were once close to him. . .

Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the duke of ...

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Overview

When young Mary Howard receives the news that she will be leaving her home for the grand court of King Henry VIII, to attend his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. Everything Anne touches seems to turn to gold, and Mary is certain Anne will one day become Queen. But Mary has also seen the King's fickle nature and how easily he discards those who were once close to him. . .

Discovering that she is a pawn in a carefully orchestrated plot devised by her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare not disobey him. Yet despite all of her efforts to please him, she too falls prey to his cold wrath. Not until she becomes betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary finds the love and approval she's been seeking. But just when Mary believes she is finally free of her father, the tides turn. Now Mary must learn to play her part well in a dangerous chess game that could change her life--and the course of history.

"A beautifully written story with wonderful attention to detail. I loved the book." --Diane Haeger, author of The Queen's Mistake

"Throbs with intensity as it lays bare the secret delights of Tudor court life and the sudden, lethal terrors. A tale of innocence and ruthless ambition locked in a love-hate embrace." --Barbara Kyle, author of The King's Daughter

D.L Bogan is a history major, aiming for a master's so that she might lecture one day. She is also a musician with classical voice training who has been playing keyboards and singing in bands since she was 18. She also enjoys reading, traveling, summer activities, spending time with family and friends, and researching her next novel! She makes her home in central Wisconsin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758260147
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 151,171
  • File size: 565 KB

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    Amazing Book

    This book is a must read. The author D.L. Bogdan brought the characters to life. You have every emotion when reading this book. You have love, hatred, laughter, anger. This author did an amazing job. I will definately read more books by this author. Way to go D.L. Bogdan, keep up with the writing. You have a new fan!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Couldn't put it down

    This book grabbed me in the first few pages and never let me go. A wonderfully written tale of the beauty and cruelty of the Tudor reign. It makes me thirst for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Fantastic story!

    This book had my attention from the start and never disappointed. I read a lot of Henery VII type novels and this is one of the best with different view and emotionally charged heroine. 4-Stars!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

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    A very good read

    I found this novel well written, historically accurate, a must for me to enjoy it, and sad because of how women are portrayed. Like a previous poster, I was taken aback by some of the words that I don't think belong in the period, but I still enjoyed it immensely. I will be looking for other titles by this author. This was a free Friday selection, but I think it's definitely worth the $7.99 now.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    Highly recommended, but heartbreakingly sad.

    Great story, well done and historically honest, but so incredibly sad. I haven't cried over a book in 20 years -- literally -- but this one really got me.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Good read

    I enjoyed this perspective of the dangerous Tudor court. The 1st person narrative took a bit of getting used to, but brought a vibrancy to the story. One thing that disappointed was the authors use of the word 'cute' towards the beginning of the book- im pretty sure the word was not in use then....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I love many different era's to read about but I have started to dive into the Tudor one of late. This book was a new Author with a bright new look into this time. I love how she was able to take a not so well known character and put a fun new twist on it. I will leave the rest up to you to enjoy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    This is a very good book for anyone who enjoys the drama of the

    This is a very good book for anyone who enjoys the drama of the Tudor court. It starts out seeming a little more like a teen novel or a young adult book with the way it is written and then later seems more mature. This book is definately worth buying. I have read it twice now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Wellz

    Im going to keep this short. I really like this book and how its writen. So if you like anything about the tudors and/or their time period then you will like this book very much. Im not going to say what the book is about but in the book there are many sudden events that keep you on your toes. You wont be able to stop reading well atleast i couldnt untill i got a headache from reading for so long. Well over all its a great book and u should give it a try and read it

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Loved it!

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    for fans of the Henry VIII saga

    Mary Howard would do anything to gain her father's approval. Thus when he directs her to stay near and assist King Henry's latest love Anne Boleyn, she does. Doing this makes Mary feel bad as she feels for the kind hearted Queen Catherine rather than the arrogant Anne, but she needs daddy's appreciative thanks so she obeys his wishes.

    Over the years, Mary finds the monarch's court filled with backstabbing as one queen replaces another. She hides her heart from everyone out of fear anyone who knows who she loves will use it as a weapon including her worshipped father the Duke of Norfolk, who would disown his daughter as he has ambitious plans for his daughter.

    Using Mary Howard as a lens to look deeply at the court of King Henry VIII and his myriad of queens, readers obtain a somewhat fresh perspective on what has to be the zillionth historical fictional account of the monarch and his merry wives. Mary is an intriguing narrator who, until she finds love, lives to obtain her father's approval. Though very well written with a fascinating lead, only fans of the Henry VIII saga will enjoy Secrets of the Tudor Court.

    Harriet Klausner

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