The King's Mistress

The King's Mistress

There were worse things than to be shackled in marriage to a handsome, powerful lord who desired her -- but Marguerite of Alencon was bred to be consort to a king and could not abide her fate. She had great power as Henry Plantagenet's mistress, and to be set aside and promised as a bride to noble Orrick of Silloth was an insult she could not bear...!Orrick knew his reluct...

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Title:The King's Mistress
Author:Terri Brisbin
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Edition Language:English

The King's Mistress Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    This book really snuck in past my prejudices and preconceived notions. I don't particularly like books with heroines who have been mistresses to other men besides the hero, but then I'm not crazy about mistress books period. But when I started reading this one, I couldn't put it down. It was just that engrossing. The book starts with the heroine being put aside by King Henry. However, his method of putting her aside is to marry her to a loyal subject. There are several issues that arise at this

    This book really snuck in past my prejudices and preconceived notions. I don't particularly like books with heroines who have been mistresses to other men besides the hero, but then I'm not crazy about mistress books period. But when I started reading this one, I couldn't put it down. It was just that engrossing. The book starts with the heroine being put aside by King Henry. However, his method of putting her aside is to marry her to a loyal subject. There are several issues that arise at this point. One, she is pregnant with the King's child. Two, she is in love with the King and hardly happy with being pushed off on another man. Three, the hero is the lucky fellow who is "asked" to marry the King's mistress. Asking doesn't mean you can say no. And another issue is, if she's pregnant with the King's child, that means she's less likely to be able to produce an heir for her new husband right away. It's a great way to start a romance, I'm thinking sarcastically. No, it's a challenge for the reader and especially the writer. How can this end with two people happily in love and married? Well Ms. Brisbin managed to achieve this. Very well in fact.

    The key was making Lady Marguerite a three-dimensional, sympathetic character. At first she was spoiled and shallow, but consider that she was pretty much raised to be the plaything of a king. She knew no other life. Lord Orrick was marvelous. If he had issues with getting the King's discarded mistress, he put those aside and made the best of it. Instead of pouting, he focused on wooing his wife and loving her. In fact, he loves and regards her to a degree that her beloved King never did.

    So I must say that I am very glad that I gave this book a chance. It turned out to be a gem. Well-written, and full of deep characters who hold your interest, and earn your respect. I highly recommend this book.

  • SheLove2Read

    The review by Danielle sums up my thoughts exactly. This book is much more than it appears to be at first. Very good read!

  • Brenda Garcia

    Henry is cute but Orrick OMG

  • Denise

    Very quick read for me. Shallow plot that never really grabbed the emotional "angst" that it should have. But I like to have books like this from time to time to help balance out when I'm reading something heavy like politics :(

  • Melisande

    There were times when I thought about not finishing this book. I did it though. It was ok for what it was.

  • Sylvia

    Medieval

  • Misti Pilgrim

    I loved this book. I really loved how the author expanded the story with more books. I would give anything to read yet another Orrick and Margaret book! The monk in Orrick is very attractive to me for some weird reason, lol . Enjoyed it! Have read all the Dumont series. They are wonderful.

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