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The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy
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Feb 09, 2011

really liked it

This short Plaidy novel portrays Katherine Howard not as a vapid ninny or wanton hussy, but as an earnest and unwitting pawn, a very sweet girl but also very very dumb. It makes the story even more tragic, because you can't really fault her for taking her one opportunity to be valued for herself when she can't grasp complexities or consequences. In this story she's a victim of fate, doomed from day one, but she found her own kind of peace in the end.

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