Thursday, April 12, 2012

A-Z April Blogging Challenge - K - the KING'S MISTRESS by Emma Campion

the King's Mistress by Emma Campion tells the tale of Alice Perrers (nee Salisbury), an obedient daughter who marries the man her father chooses and comes to care for her husband, although she loses the love of her mother.  Life is relatively happy until one day her husband disappears and she discovers he has a secret life, a life that endangers both her and her daughter. 

The obedience instilled in her comes into play when Edward III, under whose protection she endures the life of a prisoner, albeit not incarcerated, seeks to make her his mistress.  The loss of her reputation and the contrivances of courtiers who would see her tumble from grace requires all of her wits to save her daughter.

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