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>Teaser Tuesday~ Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan

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Secrets of the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan (April 27, 2010)

I stand with Frances now. At the other executions – imagine I can say that, as I have attended so many now!- I would bury my head in Surrey’s shoulder and clutch his hand as I heard that sound, that sound that never really evacuates the consciousness, steel cutting through flesh and bone and muscle. Now I must be here for his wife; I must be the strong one.
– page 276 Advance copy

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>Teaser Tuesday (or Tuesday Thinker)

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As I was reading my current read, Young Bess, by Margaret Irwin, I felt I came across a very important passage. So you must forgive me that it is not exactly two sentences long as the ‘teaser’ asks for.

Page 246
(From a fictional book on Tudor times)
Somerset, Protector of the Realm, Edward Seymour, King Edward VI’s uncle who was making all of the fundamental decisions says:
“You are telling me that all they care about is hard cash….But no laws can make good men. Men have never been so mad as now to make money at expense of their meighbour. But that is not a cause, it’s a consequence. Debased coinage, debased goods, they’re the result of debased ideas. All the old ways are gone. The world is in the melting-pot. We have the chance now to build a far greater and happier State than ever before. But they cannot take that chance; they cannot even see it. They are blind with greed. They are like wasps in a honey-jar, never seeing that their neighbour’s deaths lead only to their own.”

Margaret Irwin published this novel in 1944, yet she was speaking of a period that was 500 years ago in England. How much of our present day political and economical situations mirror those that are quoted? Has anything changed? Will anything ever change? Why don’t we ever learn? I believe that anyone running for any political office should be required to get straight A’s in World History and American History classes for 4 years straight. This should be a pre-requisite before becoming a person that citizens are supposed to vote for. Perhaps learning from history, and applying that learning, we can cultivate ourselves for the greater good. Become that nation that stands as something to be proud of. Does being a policeman of the world give us that satisfaction? Does continuous war and grief bring us glory? 

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>Teaser Tuesday ~ The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming

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The Kingdom of Ohio
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming

“Abrupty she imagines a landscape of bridges melting away underfoot and buildings changing shape, whole cities unmaking themselves as their past is rewritten. The vision of a destroyed world, populated with orphans like herself, each tormented by doubt and struggling to find a home in the alien present.” ~ page 202

See my review, below or here.

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>Teaser Tuesday~Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy

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“Elizabeth’s reaction was even more curious as she turned to stare at her husband, her cheeks nearly scarlet. It seemed to take her a moment to find her voice then she said archly, “I was of the opinion that some gentlemen appreciate a lady’s blushes.” ~page 203

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds. (Released Jan. 1, 2010)

See my review, and the Guest Post with Giveaway starts today!! 2 winners!!

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>Teaser Tuesday~ Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson

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“It was a pity that her opportunity had been lost, but she was no worse off than she had been and she’d been spared the onerous task of pretending, night after night, perhaps for years, that the king was a wonderful lover. Perhaps she’d had a lucky escape.”~p. 190

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>Teaser Tuesday~ The Lady in The Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir

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By Alison Weir The Lady in The Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir:
The records relating to the legal process against Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford were long thought to have been suppressed in their entirety, but in fact the Henrician government took unwonted care to preserve some of the official documentations of these proceedings. Nevertheless, crucial papers are missing: actual trial records, details of the evidence produced in court, statements known to have been made by Smeaton and Norris, depositions of all the witnesses who had supposedly been questioned, and manuscripts of the interrogations of Smeaton, Norris and the Queen.” ~page 219

Review IS OFFICIALLY UP

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>Teaser Tuesday~ Her Mother’s Daughter by Julianne Lee

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Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor by Julianne Lee:

My father, then my brother, had sway over my body and my behavior regarding worldly matters, but nobody, nothing, could ever take my faith from me or cause me to betray God. As much as I loved my dresses and jewels, as much as I loved my father and my brother, they were never so dear to me as my faith, for it was as myself.” ~page 132

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>Teaser Tuesday~ O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell

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O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell

(This is from an ARC, and is therefore subject to change)

“Don’t leave my side.”

“Never,” I said as we headed for the corner.

Dante was right, I thought, Love is insane.

p.154

A wonderful book filled with beautiful quotes but I don’t want to spoil it =)

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>Teaser Tuesday ~ The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger

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The Queen's Mistake
She greeted the king and his new wife with the most genuine smile Catherine had ever seen, and she shocked everyone when she, the woman who had worn England’s crown less than three months ago, fell into a deep and reverent curtsy before the new queen. Anne lowered her head, which was covered in a traditional gabled hood, to her successor for what felt like an awkwardly long time.~page 317

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>Teaser Tuesday~ My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy

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My Unfair Lady by Kathryne Kennedy:

“He stalked Summer, grabbed her arm, and spun her around. Her golden eyes were glassy with horror, and instead of scolding her to let the men do the grisly job, as he’d thought to, he gathered her into his arms and let her soak the front of his shirt.”
~page 174

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