Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Lady of the English" Book Review

 Lady of the English
by Elizabeth Chadwick

 
Rating: 1 star out of 5
Genre: Historical Romance
 
Lady of the English centers on Matilda, daughter of Henry the I, and his wife Adeliza--Matilda's stepmother. Although close in age, Adeliza and Matilda are quite different. Yet, both have royal aspirations of their own. The book is written with much
detail of medieval life and the historical portions were vivid. Yet, I could not get into this book.

By the time I got to chapter six, I grew weary of the sex scenes. They just weren't necessary. I believe this could have been handled in a more subtle way. The historical detail was written in an interesting way, but that is where my curiosity stopped. Historical fiction is a passion of mine but this book did not engage me.

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