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In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.

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Gilt is truly wonderful.

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On a technical note, the writing was quite smooth. Gilt is, without a doubt, a page-turner. Ryan Calejo Release Date: The friendship between Kitty and Cat draws you into a circle of deceit and intrigue that moves the story forward very quickly. This might be the first book that has made me think about how I treat others. She was strong, interesting, and a great second character.

One being the writing, which was so beautiful! I’ve read up on the era enough to know the majority of what occurred but possibly not enough to point out historical inaccuracies when I rea “You still remember that? I was so invested in this story and its main character, that I found myself rather glad that I didn’t know the actual history very well — because I very much wanted Longshore to tell it to me. It was this desire to see her rise up and fight for the good in this story that made me keep turning the pages.

Again, I think that was fairly true when he was young, although I definitely think much of his appeal had to do with the crown even then.


This story was heartbreaking and beautifully written. The relationships I have with my friends. Everything from the sumptuous clothes to the sinister inner workings to the complex and timeless human emotions that drove it all. It is inevitable not to see the connections to what still happens today in politics, business, etc. One thing that often frustrates me about the Tudors, even the show which I largely enjoyed is the romanticizing of Henry.

Product details Age Range: However, as he got older, he got fat and had serious health issues. And then then there were the characters This site is …more This isn’t a site with free books Overall, a book that delivers on everything you want from a historical novel – romance, riches and plenty of tension and intrigue.


Was it completely accurate? I’d pass on this one.

Longshore confesses that she took some liberties with events for the sake of story in her Author’s Note, but otherwise the evocation of the Tudor age is compelling and detailed katnerine to suck you in and make you start dreaming of ball gowns. Or it could be because Hampton Court is ridiculously beautiful.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore – book review

First, the cover implies something very sexual and looks like it works better on the cover of an adult romance novel. View all 14 comments. Katherine Longshore grew up on the northern California coast. Buy the Audiobook Download: The Lngshore Girl’s Dictionary. Cat willfully made one bad choice after another without considering the consequences her actions could have, not just for herself but for others.


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The book was about Kitty Tynley, Catherine Howard’s best friend- troublemaker and risk-taker of the maidens’ chamber. In an ingenious and thoroughly entertaining way. I loooooooooooooooooove that the two girls’ names are Cat and Kitty! England, London, Greenwich Palace Time: But court is also full of secrets, hilt, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat’s meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when lojgshore price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

While I thoroughly and completely enjoyed her narrative, Kitty herself is a limp dishrag, a doormat who refuses to speak up for anything. Katherine Longshore wrote kongshore book beautifully. I was really going through a historical fiction kick for a minute there so when I heard about this book, I jumped at the chance to read it.

Maybe a full review to come! I also read in the car which makes me very sickbut I didn’t care, because I just wanted to find out what happened next.

Nov 11, Jennifer Wolf rated it it was amazing. Children and teenagers Children’s books: Gilt really is a lot like a more historically accurate, YA version of The Katheine. May 17, Susan added it. Macy’s school officially classifies her as “disturbed,” but Macy isn’t The book had this weird way of keeping me reading, yet dragging at the same time.