I'm thrilled to be taking part in the three day blog blitz for The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C. Wilson and sharing my review with you today. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
The fireplace hadn't looked like a time-portal.
All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?
I enjoy reading novellas as they can be perfect just to pick up if you are a little short on time but actually want to be able to read a story in one go. So I happily picked up my copy of The Last Plantagenet to read and well all I can say is that I was not expecting such a story rich in historical detail. I was whisked back in time as if I had actually arrived with Kate!
This story has to be one of the best novellas that I have read for immersing me in the plot in such a short space of time especially without going overboard on detail. There is a fabulous balance of getting to know Kate but not sacrificing the story either. I loved the different spin as Kate finds herself meeting Richard III and maybe showing a different version of him along with seeing history playing out. The ending was a surprise and I thought it really helped to tie the whole story up.
There is a wonderful mix of history, time travel and drama within the pages of this book.
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.
Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her Kindred Spirits novels are published by Crooked Cat Books and available via Amazon.
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