Thursday, December 4, 2014

review: the crown by nancy bilyeau

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The Crown is a suspenseful page-turner with some exciting twists. Set in the time of Henry VII, The Crown follows a young nun named Joanna as she learns her cousin is to be burned at stake. When Joanna and her father interfere, they are sent to The Tower. Joanna is semi-fortunate though as she is soon let free in order to find King Athelstan’s long-lost crown for the Bishop of Winchester who will save her father’s life in return. The stakes are high and Joanna’s life may be in peril too when a murder takes place at Dartford Priory. Nancy Bilyeau’s writing beautifully brings to life the various settings with excellent descriptions.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone.

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