Every time I read one of Sandra Byrd's historicals, I find myself swept back to another place and time, where grandeur is deceptive and fleeting. I had heard of Helena von Snakenborg previously, but I didn't know that much about her, I loved how she was portrayed, as well as her friendship with the queen. Elizabeth I was shown in her humanity, as a woman who wasn't perfect but always did what she believed best for England, even at her own cost.
I learned so much about the time and the politics of the day, and the way Ms. Byrd portrayed the situations and people, felt honest and true to the times.
Overall, this is another terrific book by Ms. Byrd! The Tudors are so fascinating to me, and I've always loved to read about them, though there are not many books out there that I believe portray the characters as honestly as this series does. Full of intrigue, and rich in history, Roses Have Thorns is a book that will keep you glued to the page, and you might find that you have learned quite a bit of history along the way! A book I highly recommend!
I received this book from the author and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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