Roses in the Tempest

Roses in the Tempest In th century England Isabella Launder little realizes the twists and turns her life is about to take as she surrenders herself to a small nunnery in order to forget her unrequited love of the cour

  • Title: Roses in the Tempest
  • Author: Jeri Westerson
  • ISBN: 9781505895728
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Roses in the Tempest

    In 16th century England, Isabella Launder little realizes the twists and turns her life is about to take as she surrenders herself to a small nunnery in order to forget her unrequited love of the courtier Thomas Giffard She must learn along with her sisters in Christ the true nature of faith and survival, withstanding passionate jealousies, intrigues, and the emerging tIn 16th century England, Isabella Launder little realizes the twists and turns her life is about to take as she surrenders herself to a small nunnery in order to forget her unrequited love of the courtier Thomas Giffard She must learn along with her sisters in Christ the true nature of faith and survival, withstanding passionate jealousies, intrigues, and the emerging threats to the Church itself as one by one the monasteries are dissolved Inspired by the true lives of Isabella Launder and Thomas Giffard and set amid the onrushing storm of Henry VIII s break with Rome, obsession opposes faith in this tale of a wealthy knight and the last prioress of Blackladies convent.

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    1. The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears

      Once more fangirling over Jeri Westerson! And she signed my copy of this book at the L.A. Times Festival of Books! Woo hoo! I made a point of making sure she was going to be there because I missed her last year.Coherent review to come.Okay, I'm coherent now. Somewhat. Firstly, this book needs to be a movie. Netflix get to work! Now. Then again, Ms. Westerson's Crispin Guest novels need to be a miniseries like STAT. Hmm, need to work on the dreamcast.Roses in the Tempest is that kind of immersive [...]

    2. eyes.2c

      of friendship and love, of power and pettiness!Jeri Westerson does it again! Another wonderful piece of writing. A novel that looks at the other side of Henry VIII's destruction of places of religion, the pettiness and politics involved. The real hardship for those religious folks who had been cloistered for many years and then torn from all they knew and forced back into a society that they had been apart from for so long.Partly also a love story, of love known too late. A story of women as bar [...]

    3. Beth

      (Note: This review was originally published on my blog elizabethannsalem.wordpress.c )(Disclosure: I won a copy of this book in a giveaway from Westerson’s July 2015 newsletter.)Jeri Westerson is best known for her Crispin Guest “medieval noir” mystery series, which I discovered a couple of years ago. Having enjoyed those books very much, I was thrilled to hear that she had written a novel set in the Tudor period (which for me is utter catnip). Roses in the Tempest was one of Westerson’s [...]

    4. Jennifer

      This was a well-written novel set in the reign of Henry VIII and primarily based upon the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is unusual in it's perspective as it is told from the viewpoint of two platonic lovers, Isabella Launder and Thomas Giffard. Isabella is the daughter of a farmer and Thomas the son of a lord and therefore a marriage between them is off the cards, causing Isabella to choose a nun's life over marriage to any other man.I was pleased to find that the author chose to portray Is [...]

    5. Pamela Hofman

      Since Jeri Westerson's Crispin Guest series is one of my favorites ever, I wanted to try this new book, even though it takes place in a completely different period. Crispin's medieval adventures in sleuthing with a darker noir edge take place during the reign of Richard II, while the events of "Roses in the Tempest" begin with a youngish Henry VIII. So many people are fascinated with the Tudor monarch, mainly because he notoriously had 6 wives, several to whom he wasn't exactly nice. "Roses in t [...]

    6. Laura Ruetz

      If you are not familiar with Jeri Westerson and approach historical novels with any amount of trepidation, don't. There is no boring history bits that overwhelm the plot with this book. What you get here is an excellent historical novel that pulls you in from the first few pages. It is neither dry nor so stuffed full of irrelevant facts that you feel like you are reading a history text with some plot. This book is very well written. I love how you get told two sides of the story, from the altern [...]

    7. Jude

      This is a story which captures the momentuous impact the reign of Henry VIII had on England and all of Europe in a moving way. Expertly researched, and based on real people, this book paints a picture of a time where all the social structures and infrastructures of a country were turned topsy-turvey. But the characters and story woven by author Jeri Werstson is so commpelling, I was swept alongl, feeling what it must have been like to be a strong woman in those times.All the characters have thei [...]

    8. Pamela Priest

      I listened to the Audible version of this book. The narrator is excellent. This book is very interesting and well done, I have it on my TBR pile. I never knew that King Henry VIII abolished all monasteries and nunneries during his reign, leaving none at all. I love all of Jeri's books, and I look forward to whatever she writes about next. Thank you, Jeri, and the narrator, for some interesting car rides!

    9. Erin Davis

      Jeri Westerson masterfully drew me in to the lives of Thomas Giffard & Isabella Launder. Unrequited love, courtly intrigue, the lives of the nuns at Blackladies I devoured it all, and was sad to see the book end. All too often, historical fiction begins to take on the dryness of a textbook, with only a passing attempt at a story. This book doesn't do that. In fact, it engaged me and made me emotionally invested in what happened to these people.

    10. donna k

      Wonderful love story!Loved it from the beginning. Kept you guessing if they would ever be together. It showed how life was for the Catholics after King Henry renounced the Catholic Church. I would not have liked to live under the rule of a King during this period in time.

    11. Janet

      Liked it. Always interesting to see the dissolution from a different perspective, this time a lord and a prioress.

    12. Meg

      4.5 stars. Great characters and plot. The author's attention to detail and historical accuracy makes the story come alive - sight, sound, and smell. An all-around great read.

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