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Renaissance by Marla Skidmore
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it was amazing

I loved this novel and I'm happy to give Renaissance five stars. Although not a fan of Richard III I found the story of his life, death and redemption so credible. As with most folk, my idea of this particular king is coloured by the works of Shakespeare and it was heartening to read a different account of his life. I particularly enjoyed the idea that another might be responsible for the deaths of the two princes in the Tower. Again this was a very credible account.
I really liked the way Richard is in Purgatory for many centuries while he assesses his life and should I end up there, I do hope I have Father Gilbert as my mentor.
Renaissance was well written with some wonderful descriptions of the Plantagenet way of life.
A fantastic book for those who like reading history with a twist. Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

November 29, 2018 – Shelved
November 29, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 28, 2019 – Started Reading
December 29, 2019 – Finished Reading

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