If you were stranded on a deserted island, which ONE book could you not live without?
What a hard question when there are so many I love! However, if forced to choose only one, I would probably go with Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, as it has a good blend of action, emotion and romance, to suit my every mood.
Her fingers worked feverishly. Rosemary, hartshorn, rue.
From page 56:
Frances realised that though Elizabeth lay still, a fierce battle raged inside her.
The King's Witch
As she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth, Frances Gorges longs for the fields and ancient woods of her parents' Hampshire estate, where she has learned to use the flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer.
Frances is happy to stay in her beloved countryside when the new King arrives from Scotland, bringing change, fear and suspicion. His court may be shockingly decadent, but James's religion is Puritan, intolerant of all the old ways; he has already put to death many men for treason and women for witchcraft.
So when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to court, she is trapped in a claustrophobic world of intrigue and betrayal - and a ready target for the twisted scheming of Lord Cecil, the King's first minister.
Surrounded by mortal dangers, Frances finds happiness only with the precocious young Princess Elizabeth, and Tom Wintour, the one courtier she can trust.
Or can she?
Historical fiction is such a cool way to really delve into a given time. Hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
I love that cover. And the snippets are great too. I'm reading Someone by Alice McDermott this weekend.ReplyDelete
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I need to read more historical fiction, especially those books that feature the royals! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “ALL WE EVER WANTED”ReplyDelete
The title alone pulled me in, but I love those snippets too! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks on both counts! Happy Weekend!Delete
Sounds like a great story. This week I am spotlighting Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit, Kathy!Delete
Ooh, so interesting!ReplyDelete
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Very intriguing and I just adore the cover. Hope you enjoy the weekend!ReplyDelete
Those snippets are great! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)ReplyDelete
This one sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of it before so thanks for mentioning it! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Breana.Delete
What a FANTASTIC choice for a deserted island read -- "Les Miserables"!! While I haven't read this book (ironically, I've owned a two-volume edition for several years now....), I've heard SO many GREAT things about it! And there are the film and play versions of it! I really MUST pick out a deserted island to take it to soon!! Lol.ReplyDelete
I really like the plot of the book you're reading now. Historical fiction is a genre I want to read more often! And that cover is just GORGEOUS!!! :) :)
Thanks for commenting on my Book Blogger Hop post!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! <3 :)
Thanks Maria. Hope you'll enjoy Les Miserables when you do get to it.Delete