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Monday, August 20, 2018

RRR presents... THE LAST PLANTAGENET? by Jennifer C. Wilson

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a stop along their current tour starring a Historical Romance that's out of this world...or at least out of this timeline.  It's a novella that comes in at just about 68 pages, making it an easy addition to even the most burgeoning of reading lists (*glances at the teetering TBR Mountain*)...and trust me, you'll be glad you did!  What's that? I'm not usually enthusiastic about short stories?  True...but every once in a while, I'm pleasantly surprised, and by jove, this one certainly struck my fancy.  Ready or not, here comes today's book of choice and blog tour guest...

Jennifer C. Wilson

About the book...
The fireplace hadn't looked like a time-portal... 

All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different. 
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?



Picture it...
...2018 (or some current realm of the year) and you're at a Renaissance Fair, enjoying the sights, sounds, smells, and general ambiance because you totally LOVE the time period and all that goes with it....until things become a little TOO real.  The kitchen help a bit too into their role, the fireplace a bit toaster than the LED flames previously viewed, and your cute jeans and shirt ensemble, replaced with rather authentic looking "help" attire of the time period you would swear you ate, lived, and breathed...but seem to be ACTUALLY eating, living, and breathing it as your present?  Oh about a curious turn of events!  Let's take it a step further and say that you catch the eye of a certain ruler that has a bit of a reputation, at least in your day, or rather your former day, and you being the help or not, they have power to transform your life from pauper to princess in the blink of an eye, should they so desire...and let's just say, they SO desire....

Seriously, this one jumps right into the "action", so to speak, and doesn't stop.  We get to know our leading lady just enough to understand her adoration for all things Medieval, as well as the scholarly studies she's done in regards to the people of the time, namely one king in particular, that though she's faced with absurd circumstances, she's utterly able to handle herself.  True, she fumbles a time or two, but who wouldn't being transported to another time and place?!?  I was glad to see her making connections with those of the period, I'd even call a few friends, and despite the outrageous-ness of it all, it was also charming.  She befriends a king (and then some...*ahem*), makes nice with the kitchen staff, dazzles the ladies in waiting, and still manages to make it home in time for supper...but to which home am I referring?  Ah ha!  Wouldn't you like to know?  Guess you'll just have to check it out for yourself then, won't you...because seriously, there's another HUGE surprise (or two!) that will make your head spin, but if you can put the actual science of it all out of your mind, you're in for QUITE the ride!

Recommended for Historical Fiction, and Romance fans alike.


About the author...

Jennifer [Wilson] is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating. 

Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her Kindred Spirits novels are published by Crooked Cat Books and available via Amazon.

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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, or the author, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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