THE COUNTESS AND THE KING
Known for her fictionalized biographies of naughty, bawdy Restoration-era women it is no wonder that Scott chose the mistress of James II, brother of Charles II, as the heroine of her latest work. This is a story of a woman who followed her heart. Through glittering descriptions of 17th-century England, Katherine comes to vibrant life. This is what historical biographies should do.