Patience, Princess Catherine: A Young Royals Book

Patience, Princess Catherine: A Young Royals Book

by Carolyn Meyer
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Patience, Princess Catherine: A Young Royals Book by Carolyn Meyer

England anxiously awaits Prince Arthur's betrothed--the Spanish princess who will be its future queen. But when Arthur dies not long after the wedding, Catherine of Aragon's fate becomes uncertain. Will the king and Catherine's parents arrange a marriage with Arthur's brother, Henry, or will she return to Spain a widow? Through all this turmoil, the young princess's resolve remains unshaken. She will one day be England's queen . . . no matter how long it takes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547971087
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Young Royals
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 726,894
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

CAROLYN MEYER is the acclaimed author of more than forty books for young people, many of which have received awards and other honors. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, a New York Times bestseller; White Lilacs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA Young Adults' Choice; and Marie, Dancing, a BookSense Pick. Ms. Meyer lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her website at

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Patience, Princess Catherine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
The story does centralize more on Catherine's life before she became Queen. If you're a Tudor fanatic the story isn't anything new, but different style of writing and the way Catherine is portrayed is always something interesting to read. The way Catherine is written in this book is well done and shows her gracefully turning into the strong woman she would become later in her life. You do see glimpses of the young naive girl who was used to being loved, and coddled by her mother and father. (Which is nice to see, there are some novels I have read where Isabelle and Ferdinand don't even play a role in her upbringing, or are being portrayed as cold blooded parents). You immediately sympathize with Catherine and admire her strength to survive despite going into near total poverty and unable to provide for herself and her household - what I liked the most was although there were attempts of others trying to run her life, Catherine finally stands up for herself and says enough is enough and makes decisions on her own. The other main Royal characters aren't really that big of a central role in this story. You do see a little bit of Arthur and Catherine, however not as much as I would have liked. However, what I saw more of was Catherine and her relationships with her Duenna, and her ambassador, which I thought was an interesting read as in other books I have read, none of that was really the main feature. I might also add...the book doesn't have the intrigue, and drama of court life that fans of historical fiction would expect. Then again this book is meant for teens and is really just a 'starter' book for those wanting to get into Tudor fiction. So if you like all the drama and action of the court, you won't really find it here. It could actually be rather dry for Tudor fans. Overall, it's a great book for young adults who want to get started on their Tudor mania. Despite the way the order of the series is, I would actually suggest starting with Catherine as she was Queen first before the other Royals in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read, probably one of the top five, and I've read over 150 books. The story is about Catherine Of Aragon's life. It tells everything from when she was betrothed to Prince Arthur to how her marriage with King Henry ended, and it's like you're really hearing the story as if Catherine herself were telling it. What I really liked was how the story would go from Catherine's point of view to King Henry and Prince Arthur's. Carolyn Meyer writes her books so that you want to keep reading and never put the book down, even after you've reached the end of the book. If you are just starting the Young Royals series, I would start with this book, because Catherine was King Henry's first wife, and she is the person that has a big effect on almost all the books in the series. I am a big fan of the middle ages, especially the Tudors, and I really enjoyed this book, and I think other middle ages fans will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big tudor fan and this book, although it was disgusting at times,it was incredible good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly converted to nook. Many, many spelling errors. Almost difficult to read because of spelling errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting book that if you like princesses or if this is a for a book report on medieval times this is a great bookto do that on :) :D
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I like history, historical fiction, etc. Interesting reads, short but good.
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Tianna12 More than 1 year ago
If i never would have had a book report i never would have read such an amazing book..But i thought the ending could be a little happier but other than that the book was excellent!
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Knights642 More than 1 year ago
I recommend this series to any young girl, any young reading group, and any book club of any age. :D I became a little obsessed with the history surrounding the women of this family and read anything I could get my hands on about them afterwards. ;p
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book I thought it would be just like the other young royals series, but it wasn't. This book is sad because Catherine waits seven years, with a short temper, to marry Henry even though she has no money and clothes. Her court desires to return to Spain but Catherine remains obstanate. She suffers terribly for nothing. What a rip off, to wait seven years to marry a guy only to have him dump you. The first half of the book covers her journey to England and her brief marraige to Prince Arthur. But after he dies the tale turns sour. However, I did like the chapters on Henry. Unlike the other young royals which only cover the maidens side of the story this novel includes a few pages of Henry's side of the story. I did not like Dona Elvira and that priest dude. The fact that they had complete and total power over Catherine vexed me terribly. The princess just let them rule her life and make her do bad decisions. When she finally shook them off it was too late. Anyway, this is just my opinion, others may enjoy this story, but I prefer Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so good! its interesting how its written with henry and arthur and stuff at the beginning of the chapter then going to Princess's a great book and i absolutely love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Order of the Young Royals Series: 1. Mary, Bloody Mary 2. Beware, Princess Elizabeth 3. Patience, Princess Catherine 4. Doomed Queen Anne 5. Duchessina 6. The Bad Queen 7. The Wild Queen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the begining of this book and I want to read more. And excuse me, the life of Queen Catherine was sad. Not all books can have the ending of Beware, Princess Elizabeth! That would be a lie. So my point is, if you don't like books that end said, don't read them! P.S. Anne Boleyn was interesting, but a snob.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The last of the Young Royals series tells through the point of view of a woman who had to deal with the crazy antics of her 'husband' king henry.