The moving and atmospheric novel about a young midwife in King Henry VIII's court. Henry VIII's desperate longing for a male heir, and the dilemma it poses for two of his queens, is seen through the eyes of young Alice, the Queen's midwife. This fictional biography vividly brings to life the menacing mood in the royal palaces as first Catherine of Aragon, then Anne BoleynThe moving and atmospheric novel about a young midwife in King Henry VIII's court. Henry VIII's desperate longing for a male heir, and the dilemma it poses for two of his queens, is seen through the eyes of young Alice, the Queen's midwife. This fictional biography vividly brings to life the menacing mood in the royal palaces as first Catherine of Aragon, then Anne Boleyn are expected to provide a prince for England. Alice becomes the confidante of two very different queens, faces the wrath and unpredictability of King Henry VIII, and experiences her own romances and heartache in this gripping tale....
|Title||:||the queen s midwife|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||169 Pages|
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the queen s midwife Reviews
DisappointedI wanted to like this book. I thought being from the perspective of the queens midwife I thought it would be interesting. I was disappointed. The author hates King Henry and nothing is written flattering about him. Anyone who has read anything about him will catch all the mistakes. Events are inaccurate. Timing is off. I don't think it was well researched.
Positively wonderful There are many books depicting the Tudor era, but this was very unique in perspective. One gets a view behind the tapestry of history, of kings, queens, and festooned ladies at their most vulnerable. The main protagonist is well formed and one cannot help but like her. The author paints the story vividly, with light and shadow, coming alive with well thought historical account. Her prose is eloquent, almost lyrical, and she uses many words and phrases of that era. This book came together very well and I would recommend it well!
Not my favourite book u fortunately. The story was too simple ,and didn't pull me into it quickly enough. That's not to easy others won't like it though. As one who reads a lot of period drama's, I just didn't find it thrilling. I would suggest reading the blurb to decide first if you think you might want to buy. I would compare it to a Mills and Boon type of style, so if you like that sort of book, you will enjoy thiis
I thought the idea of the midwife to the queens would be an awesome subject for a story. However, it seems like the descriptive words in this book were better researched than the time period itself. Wildly inaccurate and the only character depth I saw was the brutality and impudence of King Henry VIII, which would not be his actual character until the period of his life following this book's setting. Couldn't get through the whole thing.
Promising Premise......Only to be tediously depressing. The story is interesting, but the delivery could have benefited from a great deal less exposition and something to make me interested and invested in the characters.
Fair story at best. Lacking character development, unfortunately. Could have been a great read but had very little depth. Disappointing.
This is an easy read, but it is entertaining. Another view of Tudor England.
Interesting twist to the history behindReally fast paced side story to the wives of Henry VIII. Interesting point of view from the outsider in several areas and a quick read!
Alice is a young girl of uncertain background, who was placed by her aunt in a noble home, to be a seamstress. Due to her aunt's occupation as a healer, Alice eventually becomes a young midwife in King Henry VIII's court. Henry's wives repeated failures to produce living children gives Alice a number of years of employment.This is story which explores the reign of King Henry superimposed on Alice's life. It is a unique way to tell both the story of Henry's marital and personal failures and the life of Alice. The ending is a nice twist, which left this reader happy for the main character. I plan to read Book 1 now. Enjoy!