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THE KING'S FAVORITE
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
As she did in her previous biographical novel, Royal Harlot, Scott infuses history into a lively, readable biographical novel. Nell Gwyn's memoir is a naughty, bawdy depiction of the era through the eyes of the orange girl who became Charles II's favorite. Scott has found a heroine who lights up the pages with her sparkling wit, natural grit and sensuality. Her innocent charm turns the tale into a highly appealing read.
Nell never said she was a lady, but she always claimed she'd
But moving from the stage to Whitehall is dangerous. Nell has to navigate the intrigues caused by the political and religious factions in the palace. She must watch her back as those surrounding the king fight for power and Charles fights back. But she is always the one who lightens his heart. (NAL, Jul., 438 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: July 2008