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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

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The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers

The King's Concubine: A Novel of Alice Perrers - Anne O'Brien The first 100 pages or so were agonizingly slow. I had little to no interest in Alice's history before Philippa and Edward III. But it was there nonetheless, and on the look back it seems in place. But it made for a terrible beginning that didn't suck me in. Had it not been a net galley arc, I would have abandoned it. But it's worth it, especially after she finally encounters Windsor, which is the far more interesting relationship than hers with Edward III I'm afraid. The book is called The King's Concubine, not Lady de Windsor, but still. It's written well, which is always a plus in historical fiction. The romance was fantastic between Windsor and Alice, plus the love between Phillipa and Edward is to be admired. You really do feel the force of the love and the relationships between everyone.I recommend it for those with a particular interest in English history, it probably wouldn't appeal to the typical historical romance set because the book goes far outside love. copy provided by net galley.