Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Good Read: The Stolen One

A couple of weeks ago I read The Stolen One by Susan Crowley. If you enjoy reading historical fiction, particularly about the Tudor's, then you will enjoy this novel for young adults which is set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

The story centers around a young peasant girl named Kat, which is short for Katherine, and her adoptive mother Grace and sister Anna. They live on the outskirts of a small village and earn a meager living by stitching beautiful dresses for the elite in London. Kat is being courted by a sweet farmer named Christian, but she wants more out of life than settling down to become a farm wife. Her true identity has been kept a secret from her for her entire life, and she yearns to know who she really is and where she comes from. The only information that she can get out of Grace is that no one else wanted her except for Grace.

As the story moves forward, Grace passes away and Kat makes a dash for London with Anna at her side. The plot thickens as Kat catches the eye of Queen Elizabeth I shortly after her arrival in London, and is invited to court. The queen becomes quite fond of Kat, and as their friendship grows so does Kat's yearning to know who her true parents are. The book becomes difficult to put down, and the reader is just as anxious as Kat to discover her true heritage.

I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Elizabethian period historical fiction! Why not pick it up at your local library, pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and settle in for a great story that is a true page-turner and pulls you into the fascinating era of the Tudor reign?

Have a blessed day!

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