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Sex with Kings by Eleanor Herman
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Jun 06, 2010

it was ok

This book was supposed to be about the historical role the mistress played in the structure of the monarchy. Be it for beauty, politics, power, greed, or even love, the mistress played an important role whether moral or not. This book was disappointing to say the least. This book is not organized well. To read it is confusing and without flow. It was very disjointed and skipped around way too much. The characters begin to blend together and it is hard for the reader to place the event being read about in with the right historical figures and timeframe. They should have been organized it into mini-stories or into specific topics, or at least by a time table. An interesting insight to the role of mistress, but I will not be eager to pick up another one of Eleanor Herman's books again. I already have another and not sure that I will read it through like this one.

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