The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

A Novel of Kateryn Parr

Large Print - 2012
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Juliana St. John is the daughter of a prosperous knight in Marlborough. Though her family wants her to marry the son of her father's business partner, circumstances set her on a course toward the court of Henry VIII.

When the uncle of the current heir, Prince Edward, returns to Wiltshire to tie up his business with her father's estate, he sees that Juliana would fit perfectly into the household of the woman he loves, Kateryn Parr. Her mother arranges for her to join the household of Kateryn - the last wife of the notorious Henry VIII - and Juliana goes reluctantly.

Juliana has been given the gift of prophecy, and in one of her visions she has seen disturbing images from the king's court. Is she in danger?

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611734676
1611734673
Branch Call Number: BYRD S LP
Characteristics: 423 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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BlueHippo
Jul 27, 2015

I read a lot of historical fiction. This was the first book I had read by this author. I found the book rather slow and boring, although some of the historical details were well done. I found the author's writing style rather childish. Way too much effort put into trying to make people sound like the way she thought someone in the 1500's would speak. It was distracting and unnecessary. At the end of the book is an interview with the author-apparently she is available to give advice to people who want to pursue a writing career. My suggestion would be for her to read Ken Follett or Edward Rutherfurd, or Philippa Gregory and get some advice on her own writing skills first.

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BlueHippo
Jul 27, 2015

I read a lot of historical fiction. This was the first book I had read by this author. I found the book rather slow and boring, although some of the historical details were well done. I found the author's writing style rather childish. Way too much effort put into trying to make people sound like the way she thought someone in the 1500's would speak. It was distracting and unnecessary. At the end of the book is an interview with the author-apparently she is available to give advice to people who want to pursue a writing career. My suggestion would be for her to read Ken Follett or Edward Rutherfurd, or Philippa Gregory and get some advice on her own writing skills first.

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