It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of “Sight,”
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it was amazing
Gregory, the reigning Queen of historical fiction, weaves a tale that is as much an insight into the Tudor court as it is into religious history. The protagonist Hannah, is a secret Jew serving a Catholic Queen and befriending a Protestant Princess. What a catalyst for an electrifying plot!
Being that this story is based in history and immersed in fact, there are twists and turns that you will anticipate. However the addition of a completely fictional heroine adds a layer of intrigue and provide
I’m done with Philippa Gregory.
This is the 4th book of hers that I’ve experienced. I was hoping that, not being constrained by the limits brought by a historical figure, she could create a fuller character than the shallow cardboard cutouts of Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, and Katherine of Aragon in her other novels. But no… The character of Hannah Green was by far the most confusing and maddeningly inconsistent character I’ve read outside of fanfic. This wasn’t complexity, bu
did not like it
I was pretty excited about reading my first Philippa Gregory book. I mean, she has like a thousand books and they’ve been turned into movies and miniseries and who knows what else. She clearly knows her shit where historical research is concerned, particularly the Tudor period.
And yet, I only made it to page THREE before I noped my way out of this book. Here’s a summary of those three pages:
– 14 year old girl.
– Grown ass married man sexually pursuing 14 year old girl.
– Seriously. He’s encourag