Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

At the King’s Pleasure by Kate Emerson – review and giveaway


At the King’s Pleasure by Kate Emerson is my first read of the year.  And wow, it’s going to be hard to top!  I enjoyed it so much!  If you read my Book Drunkard Favourite Reads of 2011 blog post, then you know I loved her last book, too.

The fourth book in her Secrets of the Tudor Court series, it is centered around a lesser known character in Henry VIII’s court, Anne Stafford, who is sister to the Duke of Buckingham.  Each of the books in this series tells the tale of a secondary character and I think that is what hooked me in the first place.  If you love Tudor novels, but are tired of the same old, grab one of Kate’s books and it will renew your interest simply because it’s a different point of view – and, you learn about someone you otherwise might not have ever heard of.  I love how Anne was so strong.  I don’t know if I would have been if I’d been put in some of the same situations.  Boy, women didn’t have it easy back then.

Kate has really researched and mastered Tudor England history and it shows in At the King’s Pleasure.  It’s a real treat to see it all unfold on the pages of this wonderful book.  Everything about it really pulled me in and held me tight.  One moment I’d be on page 150 and the next 250!  It reads fast and is hard to put down.  Who doesn’t love a book like that?!

I’m happy to be able to include a giveaway today.  The most generous Kate has offered an autographed copy of At the King’s Pleasure to one of the readers of Book Drunkard – WORLDWIDE!  To enter is simple – leave a comment on this post with your email address so I can contact you if you win.  For another entry, comment on the guest post I posted from Kate yesterday.  Contest ends on January 21st.  Good luck!


18 thoughts on “At the King’s Pleasure by Kate Emerson – review and giveaway

  1. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  2. I haven’t read a book by Kate Emerson before. I really like that it well researched and keeps you interested. Hoping to win!!! Thank you for this great giveaway.


  3. I am a fanatic for anything Tudor related and I have read the previous novels. Great Giveaway!! Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love to read this beautiful book!
    1+ I commented on the guest post

  5. I would love to win the book!

    virginia (at) tootwistedforcolortv (dot) com

  6. This would be an awesome book to add to my library!

  7. Great blog. I’d love to win a copy, I’ll check out her other books too due to your praise.

  8. I would love to win this book! Haven’t read any of her books and haven’t read much about Anne Stafford.


  9. I love historical fiction.And this one looks terrific.

    frostel1 (at) telus(dot)net

  10. Neat, count me in.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. This sounds like a great read. Would love to win a copy – thanks.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway, I wish I can win this book…..:)

  13. Hi!
    Thank you for this Awesome Giveaway! ❤
    I would love to read this book! 🙂
    I’d love to win a copy!

    1+ I commented on the guest post
    email: lines2005(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. i ‘d love to read this book, because i’m fond of historical romance and for studies, this semester studying Tudor and Stuart 🙂

  15. Sounds Like I will be adding this one to my to read list! Would love to win a copy it would be my first read of Kate Emerson.

  16. Thank you for the opportunity you give me, oh yes I will like to read this book…..:)

  17. I love Kate Emerson’s books and the Tudor era. I am finding it hard to find other books written in the same fashion as her and would love suggestions.

    • Hi Shannon. For Tudor books, some of my favourite authors are Sandra Byrd, Jean Plaidy, Laurien Gardner, Diane Haeger, Robin Maxwell, Philippa Gregory, Margaret Campbell Barnes, Barbara Kyle.. just to name a few! haha

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