The King's Mistress

The King's Mistress

by Emma Campion
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The King's Mistress 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
chapelhillgirl More than 1 year ago
Ms. Emma Campion's book "The King's Mistress" challenges traditional negative thinking about Alice Perrers. Traditionally, scholars have asserted that Alice was manipulative and greedy, whereas this book paints a very different picture. Campion provides an alternative view as to how Alice became the King's mistress and endured, both politically and personally. I could hardly wait to learn the fate of Alice and whether she survived years of ruthless political intrigues and royal power plays. I loved this well written book and felt it was an excellent use of rich historical facts, enlivened by an intriguing plot.
Cupcake46 More than 1 year ago
I would give this book a 4.5. I would have given it a 5 but the last 50 or so pages I could barely make it through. I understand the importance of those pages because they tie up every last tid bit for the book but it wasn't attention grabbing. This is the first historical fiction I have read, and I must say I loved it and will contunie to read this type of books. I feel for Alice's character. Being married at 14 and throwing her heart into that marriage, then finding out that marriage will determine the rest of your life. I give it to her for making the best she could out of every sitution that she was put in. She did what she thought was best for her and her children's future and in alot of the situtions she was put in she didn't really have a choice being not of noble blood, but she still did what she could to better the sitution. I liked that this was just one book, not a series of books. Most of the YA books I read have book after book, so it was nice to know I only had to read one book to have the full story!
Joeygirl526 More than 1 year ago
This book holds your attention. While it is a novel, it gives some insight into the era surrounding those times. I was happy to forward it to a friend to read. I am sure she will enjoy it as much as I di.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a good historical novel. Good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found myself caught up in the story often laughing or crying. This is a great read for those who enjoy a bit of history with their romance!
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Kay Forsthoefel More than 1 year ago
At the beginning of the novel, it cam seem a little slow, but trust me it gets so much better. From the moment she firts get married, all the way to the end. Campion's style of writing, as well as her grammar was very fit for this novel and time period. I really felt like I knew who Alice is, was, and forever shall be.
AshHeath More than 1 year ago
FINALLY! I've been wanting to read a book that is addictive and here it is. I haven't read a book in a really long time that I didn't want to put down- that I was excited to read when I got home from work. Alice is a great main character. I liked that there weren't so many different names and titles that it got confusing to keep track of. Alice was a relate-able main character and I wasn't disappointed in the ending. It did kind of "skim over" some big chunks of time but I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything; that period of time was just uneventful and would have been a waste anyway. I am a HUGE historical fiction fan and this ranks right up there among my favorites.
Donna B Barineau More than 1 year ago
While this is complet ely fanciful, it is fun.
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