In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.

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Don’t have a Kindle? The historical setting of the book seems well researched, but the use of contemporary teenage attitudes and mannerisms makes it clear the series is aimed at contempory teens.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I wish my name was as awesome as theirs: Cat’s cruel personality and thoughtless actions made it extremely difficult to feel any sympathy for her, even thought she had been pushed into an unfair situation by her family and never should have been expected to giot a man so much older than her, who had her cousin Anne Boleyn, one of his previous wives, executed.

I absolutely loved the dysfunctional, occasionally toxic, sisterhood yb the center of this novel.

Author Katherine Longshore

On to the book. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms katherinw way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties.


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I’m going to be perfectly honest when I tell you that often historical fiction is not my thing. Longshire deals well with creating an environment in which the reader truly feels like they’re part of Henry VIII’s court, while using modern-day-dialogue- I really appreciated this.

Unfortunately, life at court isn’t and is all they dreamed gilr would be. Many of Cat’s maids were warped by the Queen’s manipulations, but it is poor, desperate and unloved Kitty that takes the cake. Deliciously intriguing, Katherine Longshore’s debut novel captures the world of the Tudor court—equal parts glitter and poison.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore Book Reviews

If you want hardcore dialect, read some Shakespeare. That was Catherine like that narrows it down. I loved the duality between the grandeur and danger of King Henry’s Tudor court.

And, bad dialogue aside, she doesn’t throw all longshord out the window.

A lot of Tudor books I’ve read were told by one of the queen’s or a relative of one. I think everyone has gklt type of Cat in their life!

View all 14 comments. Apr 03, Bonnie rated it really liked it Shelves: I was hooked from page one. If I’m wrong please let me know in the comments- I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I noticed occasional anachronisms “shut up” being the worst offenderbut I didn’t think the story was dumbed down or overly modernized.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She lets Cat, and others, walk all over her. Children and teenagers Children’s books: However, Longshore did a great job of focusing on how the allure of royalty for Cat was all of the opulence, parties, and courtly intrigue–instead of focusing on a relationship between the King and his extremely young bride.


Log in now or Create an account. And really, it probably tastes better. Most have heard about his numerous wives and the scandals and beheadings surrounding longsohre reign, but this book makes the characters and their stories longsyore alive.

The author tries to stay true to history as much as possible while weaving an intriguing story, and so because of that, Kitty remains invisible and does longshorr move history as I hoped she would.

Again, I think that was fairly true when he was young, although I definitely think much of his appeal had to do with the crown even then.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review

I’m just grateful she let me keep my head. I wanted to put this book down several times, just because it was so very slow. Buy the Audiobook Download: Not gonna lie, I will read the shit out of most young adult historical fiction books about the Tudors. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And really, it was scandal-lite compared to what could have been.