Between Two Queens (Secrets of the Tudor Court #2)
THE SECRETS OF THE TUDOR COURT SERIES IS
"RICH AND LUSHLY DETAILED, TEEMING WITH PASSION
AND INTRIGUE," SAID ROMANTIC TIMES. NOW TALENTED
KATE EMERSON CONTINUES A SAGA AS DRAMATIC
AND SEDUCTIVE AS THE COURT ITSELF.
Pretty, flirtatious, and ambitious. Nan Bassett hopes that an appointment at the court of King Henry VIII will bring her a grand marriage. But soon after she...more
Part of the problem with this book is that I didn't enjoy the main character. I also thought the book suffered between picking a reason for being; was it a soft romance or was it a light historical fiction. But, once again I thought that this may be because of the main character being...not so deep.
Nan Basset hopes to find a young, wealthy husband during her service to the queen, and if possible to help her family while doing so. Unfortunately for her, Queen Jane dies after giving birth to a son, and the King's household is once more in turmoil. Nan struggles to find a way to stay at cour...more
Nan catches the eye of King Henr...more
Historical Romance-Jan. 5, 2010
Between Two Queens is an interesting peek into the Court life of the Tudor reign as seen through the eyes of the brash and young Anne Basssett. Nan Basset was a real person and Kate Emerson does a wonderful job of bringing her to life.
From the moment Nan Basset is chosen as a Maid of Honor to Queen Jane she hopes to use her position to find a young, wealthy and well-connected husband and furthe...more
The novel recounts the story of the two Bassett sisters, Nan (Anne) and Cat (Catherine).
The sisters parents, Honor Grenville and step-father Arthur Plantagenet, Lord L...more
This story is about Anne (Nan) Bassett, a young woman who comes to Henry VIII's court not only hoping to be chosen as a maid of honor to Queen Jane but determined to find a husband, a wealthy one complete with a title. She eventually captures the eye of the king and hopes to use that as a way of achieving her...more
16 year old Anne "Nan" Bassett and her older sister, Catherine "Cat" Bassett are being shipped off to England from France. One of the girls will join Queen Jane Seymour's ladies-in-waiting/maid-of-honor. Nan, being the prettier and more flirtatious of the two, gets chosen but not by the current Queen but by the
The second book in Kate Emersons "Secrets of the Tudor Court" series, Between Two Queens focus's on the life of Anne (Nan) Basset, a minor noblewoman who served in the households of several Tudor Queens.
The book opens with Nan and her sister, Cat, competing for a place as Lady in Waiting to Queen Jane Seymore. Nan catches the eye of King Henry and is chosen over her sister.
She's thrilled by the attention from Henry, and is attracted to him from that mome...more
I enjoyed this story and appreciated that the author included a family tree, two maps and a list of historical characters as resources for her readers. It's clear that Emerson has done her rese...more
Between Two Queens talks about the life of Anna "Nan" Bassett after she comes to court with her sis...more
This book is about Anne "Nan" Bassett, and takes place probably between 15 and 20 ye...more
It seems you can hardly swing a cat these days without hitting some new artifact of Tudor historical fiction: between the Philippa Gregory novels (and the dozens of spawned similar novels) and the HBO series "The Tudors", people just can't seem to get enough of the seamy life of Henry VIII and his never-ending parade of wives and love affairs.
Superficially, "Between Two Queens" fits the mold well enough - slap an attractive facel...more
If you want to read The Secrets of the Tudor Court series in order, you have the choice of reading in the order in which Kate Emerson wrote them OR you can read them in historically chronological order, which makes more sense to me.
Here is the historical order to read the books.
1. The Pleasure Palace (book 1) 1498
2. At The Kings Pleasure (book 4) 1509
3. Royal Inheritance (book 6) 1528
4. The King's Damsel (book 5)1533
I have always enjoyed reading about the Tudor Court but this is the first time I've read anything about Anne Bassett or her connection to the...more
Anne Bassett was a real person in the court and this is based on her life with of course some creative license like you do in a fiction. Anne goes along many different paths in her life, from young love, a secret pregnancy, freeing someone f...more
Indeed, the heroine harps incessantly on getting that ring on...more
The author has a great mini biography section at the end where she lists and describes the various royals contained within the story.
I love lea...more
How have I missed Kate Emerson's "Secrets of the Tudor Court" until now. "Between Two Queens" is the second of her books about Tudor England. It follows a maid-in-waiting, Anne Bassett, as she flirts and hopes and tries to snag a RICH man, who is not on Henry's execution list. When she fin...more
She was born in Liberty, New York and recieved an A.B. from Bates College and an MA from Old Dominion University. She is a member of th...more