[E–pub New] (The Scandalous Duchess) BY Anne OBrien

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  • The Scandalous Duchess
  • Anne OBrien
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9781848452985

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CHARACTERS The Scandalous Duchess 107 Doration Katherine becomes John’s mistress She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition She will live in the shadows of the most powerful man in England in the hope of a love greater than propriety But soon the court whispers – whore harlot vile temptress – reach the ears of not. The book had a beginning that wasn t too bad despite 20% of it being too much UST unresolved sexual tension between the main characters all along In the end though the story in 1st person started to falter focusing overmuch on the romance and the inner emotions over a good plot combined with a so so writing I also really failed to feel the characters were Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt as we knew them from historyIf you read Anya Seton s Katherine and loved it or are interested in the life of Edward III s third son and his mistress turned wife and how their relationship shaped royal English history then I would encourage you to walk past this novel You d be disappointed Chasing Rainbows in the shadows of the most powerful man سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها in England Redemption in the hope of a love greater than propriety But soon the court whispers – whore harlot vile temptress – reach the ears of not. The book had a beginning that wasn t too bad despite 20% of Addison Blakely it being too much UST unresolved sexual tension between the main characters all along In the end though the story The Collective in 1st person started to falter focusing overmuch on the romance and the King of Kings Ballantyne #6 inner emotions over a good plot combined with a so so writing I also really failed to feel the characters were Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt as we knew them from historyIf you read Anya Seton s Katherine and loved Der kleine Vampir it or are Hearthkeeper interested 'Tis A Memoir in the life of Edward III s third son and his mistress turned wife and how their relationship shaped royal English history then I would encourage you to walk past this novel You d be disappointed

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CHARACTERS The Scandalous Duchess 107 Just John’s bride but his most dangerous political enemies As the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees who better to blame than shameless she devil Katherine Swynford Dragged from the shadows Katherine must answer for her sins‘Anne O’Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists’Sunday Express. Royal scandals are not confined to the current history of bare bottomed princes and topless brides they have been with us since royalty began and the love affair between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt was the hugest scandal of Plantagenet era In a world where sin was blamed for every little thing that went wrong Katherine and John were sitting ducks to be attributed the blame of all the kingdom s ills There were a lot of ills too the Black Death The Peasants Revolt and the failure to capture Castile to name but a few There is not a lot of historical evidence on the details of Kathrine s life so working within the few historical facts that are known author Anne O Brien was able to let her imagination run free against a background of mediaeval politics and bring to life a wonderful love affair in a time when love matches were not the norm and political alliances were a necessity to survival Katherine Swynford had been brought up with the royal children under the care of good ueen Philippa as a result she leads a life of integrity and dignity She also served as a lady in waiting to Blanche the first Duchess of Lancaster With this experience behind her she petitions John Plantagenet for a position in his household serving his new ueen as she is now a widow and her stately manor is falling apart around her ears He agrees but only on the proviso that she becomes his mistress he assures her that he loves and adores her and will always respect and support her She succumbs as she has always had feelings for him Together they defy everyone they break all the conventional rules they have four children together and despite all the condemnation of their relationship especially that of his wife the two stay true to each other until he is in a position to marry him and make their children legitimate Anne O Brien has brought a very believable Katherine to life on the pages despite the danger she follows her heart and is torn between her love for John and her love for God a constant battle between her conscience about committing adultery and her desire for John She is not afraid to love him and neither is she afraid to speak her mind and berate him when needed She is also incredibly brave and resilient as she is blamed for being a temptress whore and for the political unrest that is plaguing England so death threats are made I was enthralled by the story and swept along with the political machinations that were occurring outside of the relationship For some twenty five years their relationship continued although occasionally battered by events and separated a couple of times for the good of England their love never wavered for each other The story gives believable reasons as to why a pious and moral widow with a strong sense of duty to her children would put her reputation and importantly her immortal soul at risk to love a man who belonged to another And of course it is through John and Katherine s descendants that the Tudors become the ruling house of England With thanks to Harleuin Australia Mira for my copy to read and review Expanding Opportunity is accused of bringing England to A Little Mistake its knees who better to blame than shameless she devil Katherine Swynford Dragged from the shadows Katherine must answer for her sins‘Anne O’Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists’Sunday Express. 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CHARACTERS The Scandalous Duchess 107 If you will be a great man’s mistress you must pay the price1372 The Savoy Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster hoping to end her destitution But the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reelingSeduced by the glare of royal a. There are few things we know about Katherine Swynford the Duchess of Lancaster Married at sixteen to Hugh Ottes Swynford a Knight from the manor of Kettlethorpe in Lincolnshire It would be after his death with her time spent John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster first as his lover and then after the death of John s second wife Infanta Constance of Castile as a married couple that would be the focus of the novelWritten from Katherine s thoughts we the reader as swept along with the forbidden love between between the two and the sacrifices that both make For the Duke who is married at the time the conseuences of his action could be disastrous to his political hopes while katherine faces the complete destruction of her reputation Her greatest triumph seeing her children she had out of wedlock with John legitimated during the reign of the Duke s nephew Richard II Author Anne O Brien has done a great job in her way she creatively fills in the gaps that historians can t answer Despite being little documentation about Katherine the author has come up with a plausible description of her feelings for John in the years from there first encounters as lovers until there marriage and his untimely death The importance of there union could not be understated with the Tudor s being a direct result of there descendants For me this was an enthralling read that that all medieval historical fiction fans should consider reading Enuiry in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster hoping to end her destitution But the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious Chasing Rainbows integrity reelingSeduced by the glare of royal a. There are few things we know about Katherine Swynford the Duchess of Lancaster Married at sixteen to Hugh Ottes Swynford a Knight from the manor of Kettlethorpe سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها in Lincolnshire It would be after his death with her time spent John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster first as his lover and then after the death of John s second wife Infanta Constance of Castile as a married couple that would be the focus of the novelWritten from Katherine s thoughts we the reader as swept along with the forbidden love between between the two and the sacrifices that both make For the Duke who Redemption is married at the time the conseuences of his action could be disastrous to his political hopes while katherine faces the complete destruction of her reputation Her greatest triumph seeing her children she had out of wedlock with John legitimated during the reign of the Duke s nephew Richard II Author Anne O Brien has done a great job Addison Blakely in her way she creatively fills The Collective in the gaps that historians can t answer Despite being little documentation about Katherine the author has come up with a plausible description of her feelings for John King of Kings Ballantyne #6 in the years from there first encounters as lovers until there marriage and his untimely death The Der kleine Vampir importance of there union could not be understated with the Tudor s being a direct result of there descendants For me this was an enthralling read that that all medieval historical fiction fans should consider reading