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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating.  

Title: Gilt
Author: Katherine Longshore
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: May 15, 2012


From Goodreads:
In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.

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One of my goals for 2012 is to read more historical fiction novels, and Gilt fits into this perfectly. The whole world of kings and queens and drama just sucks me in no matter what. And… this is Katherine Longshore’s debut novel! Needless to say, I’m anxious for May to come around :)

  5 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Gilt by Katherine Longshore”

  1. I’m really excited for this one too Tara! I don’t read nearly enough historical fiction either, and I love it every time I do, so I need to make more time to read books like this one this year:) And I love that cover, gorgeous!

  2. i’ve never heard of this one before but it looks and sounds fantastic. i love the good historical novel. adding to my wishlist. great pick :)

    check out my WoW.

    -michelle

  3. I’m definitely excited for this one, I need to start reading more historicals ;)

    Great pick, Tara!

  4. I am so pumped for this one – I LOVE historical fiction.

  5. I’m thrilled that you’ve chosen GILT to wait on, Tara! And I hope your vow to read more historical fiction pays off!

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