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The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason
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Apr 15, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, secular-fiction

First thing to note - if this was a movie, it would be rated R for violence and sexual content.

That aside, what an interesting to read. Like many of my other books, this one was picked up on a whim. I don't usually read secular historical fiction so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was a bit put off by the sexual content but tried to gloss over it in order to finish reading the story.

If most of this book is true, King James I was a scary king. Ruled by his passions, rather than his intellect, he kept his children at arm's length and toyed with their lives. Some of the other reviews criticized this book as being all about Elizabeth waiting for a husband, but I can easily see how that would be her entire life. Her father was determined to use her marriage as a political pawn and she had to wait until he decided which country he wanted to create an alliance with. In that aspect, I pity her. Her father was intent upon forcing Elizabeth to marry as part of his scheme, rather than because she loved a man. So sad.

Overall, it was a pretty good read. I could have done without the violence and sexual content but it made the book more realistic with its attention to nitty gritty detail.

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Reading Progress

April 15, 2011 – Started Reading
April 15, 2011 – Shelved
April 15, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
April 15, 2011 – Shelved as: secular-fiction
April 15, 2011 –
page 38
April 16, 2011 –
page 76
April 17, 2011 –
page 109
April 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Jenna King Finally! Someone else who could have done without the violence and the sex. Both that were written out in such detail were pretty unnecessary to the overall plot and could have been subdued.

Cassandra Agreed! I think the sex and violence were tossed in there just to sell the book... it really wasn't necessary.

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