Gilt

Gilt

eBook - 2012
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In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free-- and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney's best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII's heart and brings Kitty to court, she's thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat's shadow, Kitty's now caught between two men--the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat's meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781101572016
1101572019
Characteristics: 1 online resource
1 online resource (432 pages)
Additional Contributors: 3M Company

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HopeTessa
Feb 25, 2017

I loved the ending of this book! This book has some strong female characters who do not fully rely on the characters. It has drama, selfish friends, and the struggle to keep secrets' secret in a place where there is no such things as privacy.
Though the reason I didn't give it a five out of five review is because the main female character grew but she seemed to stagnate about half way through the book, which gave me that itch of annoyance. Otherwise I really liked this book.
When I reviewed "Brazen" by Longshore I said that if you read Philippa Gregory you'll only partly like that book. But for this book I think I can whole heartily recommended this to a Gregory fan, because the ending of this book leaves you with a sense of hope, and potential, whereas, Longshore's "Brazen" I find leaves with the feeling of sense of unease for the character's future.

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beckyhill
Jun 21, 2012

This was a wonderful historical fiction novel - it really brings you into the time of Henry VIII, and the friendship between Cat and Kitty is very realistic. I never knew much about Catherine Howard but after reading this book I'm definitely intrigued to know more.

The only downfall to Gilt is that the narration tends to focus more on Cat than Kitty (the actual narrator) but everything else was just about perfect.

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123_its_me
Jul 07, 2013

Sexual Content: This book contains sexual content.

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