Book Club of the Month Contest – July
Historical fiction lovers- check it out!
Register your book club with TLC Book Tours by July 31st and you could win up to 10 copies of The King’s Mistress by Emma Campion for your book club!
History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward II. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty & sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who was the woman behind the scandal? A cold-hearted opportunist or someone fighting for her very survival?
Like most girls of her era Alice is taught obedience in all things. At the age of fourteen she marries the man her father chooses for her, dutifully accepting the cost of being torn from the family she holds so dear and losing the love of her mother forever. Despite these heartbreaks Alice finds that merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and the two settle into a happy life together. Their bliss is short-lived, however, unraveled the dark day a messenger appears at Alice’s door and notifies her of Janyn’s sudden disappearance.
Emma Campion paints a colorful and thrilling portrait of the court of Edward III–with all of its extravagance, scandalous love affairs, political machinations, and murder–and the devastating results of being singled out by the royal family. At the center of the storm is Alice, surviving by her wits in this dangerous world where the choices are not always of her own making. Emma Campion’s dazzling novel shows that there is always another side to the story.
Be sure to follow The King’s Mistress on its TLC Book Tour in July!