If kids knew how interesting the royal courts were, full of "beddable men" and "bitchy women", I suspect they'd payer closer attention in history class! The second book in Longshore's Royal Circle series is just as sensual, detailed, and fascinating as the first — I couldn't put it down! Tarnish is a sophisticated YA novel that should easily appeal to adults whether they are YA fans, history buffs, or none of the above!— Lauren P.
Anne Boleyn is the odd girl out. Newly arrived to the court of King Henry VIII, everything about her seems wrong, from her clothes to her manners to her witty but sharp tongue. So when the dashing poet Thomas Wyatt offers to coach her on how to shine at court and to convince the whole court they re lovers she accepts. Before long, Anne's popularity has soared, and even the charismatic and irresistible king takes notice. More than popularity, Anne wants a voice but she also wants love. What began as a game becomes high stakes as Anne finds herself forced to make an impossible choice between her heart's desire and the chance to make history.
About the Author
Katherine Longshore is also the author of Gilt, a story of friendship and betrayal in Henry VIII's court. She lives in Northern California with three British citizens and one expatriate dog. You can find out more about her at www.katherinelongshore.com.
Praise for Katherine Longshore's first book, GILT:
"A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices." —Kirkus
"...royally riveting for the reader." —Booklist
"This is an enjoyable novel to recommend to girls interested in history, love, and betrayal." —VOYA
Praise for TARNISH:
"An un-put-downable historical romance." —School Library Journal