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Thursday, September 30, 2010

For the King’s Favor by Elizabth Chadwick

Title- For the King's Favor
Author- Elizabth Chadwick
Publisher- Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date September 2010
ISBN: 9781402244490
Format Trade Paperback
Price- $14.99
How I read it-Trade Paperback ARC

When Roger Bigot arrives at King Henry II’s court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tonsey, a young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry’s seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger A chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger’s importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage becomes increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King’s Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best.
(form the publisher)

My thoughts,

First off let me start by saying that this is the first book that I have read by Elizabeth Chadwick, and it will defiantly not be the last. She has this brilliant way of making history come alive for the reader. While reading this book it was as though I stepped back into the heart of Medieval England and into the court of Henry II. While the themes of this book deal with love, loss, and power the characters will pull at your heartstrings while they fight for what they want. I normally give a synopsis of the book, although with For the King’s Favor I am afraid that I will slip and giveaway too much of the plot, and believe me this is one of those books that you have to read for yourself.


Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I'm adding this to my wishlist, it sounds like my kind of book. Great review! I must add, I love the cover!

Marg said...

I am always excited when some one discovers Chadwick for the first time, and loves her books! I am a big fan!

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

So glad you enjoyed this book! Chadwick is a brilliant author :) I read her novel The Scarlet Lion and it was one of the best novels I have read in a long time. Here is my review of For the King's Favor
and The Scarlet Lion