Thursday, April 30, 2015

review: the tapestry by nancy bilyeau

The Tapestry continues Joanna Stafford’s story of life as a former novice after Henry VIII leaves the Catholic church and closes the priories. After the slow build of The Chalice, The Tapestry is full of action with more attempts on Joanna’s life and Joanna being drawn deeper into the king’s world as he learns of her tapestries. Although Joanna is uneasy making tapestries for the king, she feels she must stay close as her friend Catherine is following a path that will lead to Catherine becoming Henry’s mistress. Nancy Bilyeau creates many tense situations for Joanna who is struggling with the numerous choices she faces. The drama stays high throughout The Tapestry with Joanna teaming with Geoffrey on a dangerous journey.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone.

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