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Waiting on Wednesday: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

I say heck yes to Gilt – a Tudor-era historical fiction with love, betrayal and intrigue!

Gilt by Katherine Longshore

gilt by katherine longshore

Title & Author: Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Genre: YA- Historical Fiction

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Description: “In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.”

Why I’m Stoked: I’ve really been into historical fiction books lately, and this one sounds amazing. There’s something really intriguing and terrible about the Tudor period, and this book seems to take a realistic-ish approach to this time. The only thing is…how is this cover related, like, at all?


What books are you waiting on in 2012? Any historical fiction books like Gilt?

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  • http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com/ YA Book Queen

    I’m definitely excited for a historical book! But I agree, I’m curious how that cover relates to the story…it seems a bit random 😉

  • Bookishlilly

    Ha! Not sure how a cover like that could be related to any book but it is pretty! I want to read this one too and I lately I’ve also been into the historical fiction….
    NC
    Truly Bookish

  • Katherine Longshore

    I’m so excited that you’re waiting on GILT, Lisa! And after you read it, you’ll have to tell me how you think the cover relates…

  • Jordan Jackson

    I just read it and it’s amazing! I own the book too. I just loved how she incorporated history with a twist of passion, lies , and treachery. Keep writing