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The King's Daughters   By: (1836-1893)

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The King's Daughters by Emily Sarah Holt is a historical fiction novel that takes place in the 16th century England. Set against the backdrop of religious turmoil and political intrigue, Holt masterfully creates a vivid world that captivates the reader from the very first page.

The story follows the lives of three central characters who are entangled in the web of the Tudor court. Anne is a strong-willed young woman who finds herself caught between her duty to her family and her desire to forge her own path. Mary, Anne's sister, is a sweet and gentle soul whose innocence is shattered as the plot unfolds. Lastly, there is Richard, a nobleman torn between his loyalty to the crown and his love for Anne.

Holt's writing style is rich and immersive, transporting readers to a bygone era with her detailed descriptions and authentic dialogue. The author effortlessly weaves historical facts into the narrative, providing a fascinating glimpse into the political turmoil and religious divisions of the time. Her impeccable research is evident throughout, lending an air of authenticity to the story.

What sets The King's Daughters apart is Holt's ability to create deeply complex and relatable characters. Each character undergoes significant growth and transformation throughout the novel, making them highly believable and easy to empathize with. Anne, in particular, is a remarkable protagonist who defies societal expectations and fights for her beliefs, even in the face of grave danger.

The plot is meticulously crafted and filled with twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Holt expertly balances intrigue, romance, and suspense, ensuring that the pacing remains steady and engrossing. The stakes are continuously raised, and the tension builds to a dramatic climax that will leave readers breathless.

One of the novel's strengths lies in its exploration of the thematic elements of loyalty, betrayal, and the complexities of personal faith. The characters' struggles mirror the larger struggles of the time, highlighting the clash between religious factions and the weight of personal convictions in the face of persecution.

If there is one criticism to be made, it is that the narrative occasionally gets bogged down by excessive detail or slow pacing. However, this is a minor flaw that is easily overshadowed by the overall brilliance of the storytelling.

Overall, The King's Daughters is a masterfully crafted historical fiction novel that combines meticulous research, a captivating plot, and well-developed characters. Emily Sarah Holt's writing transports readers to a tumultuous era, immersing them in the political intrigues and personal struggles of the time. Fans of historical fiction will undoubtedly find this book to be a delight, and it serves as a testament to Holt's talent as a writer.

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The King's Daughters, How Two Girls Kept the Faith, by Emily Sarah Holt.

You will enjoy this book about the time when Mary was Queen of England, following the rise of Protestantism during Henry the Eighth's and Edward the Sixth's reigns. Mary was a Catholic, and during her reign there was a time when people with the Protestant faith were apt to be tortured and burnt at the stake.

So the King of the title is the King of Heaven, and his daughters are those women who retain their faith even up to the moment when they die in the flames. The subtitle is "How Two Girls Kept The Faith".

The problem with killing saintly mothers is that they may leave young children behind them, and a great deal of this book deals with the three young children of one such woman.

The edition used was not registered in the Copyright Library, but it appears to have been a rather badly printed pirated version. It was not an easy job to create this e book, but I believe the author would approve of what we have done for you.




"Give you good den, Master Clere!" said a rosy faced countrywoman with a basket on her arm, as she came into one of the largest clothier's shops in Colchester... Continue reading book >>

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