Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Queen's Rival

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two "teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

This week my teaser comes from The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger, and this is from page 115:

The Queen's Rival: In the Court of Henry VIII     "You are a sweet, gentle girl, Bess Blount. Take care while I am gone, will you?" he said oddly.
     When she looked at him this time, she saw that Brandon's expression was no longer clever and easy but full of a strange sincerity.
     "You sound as if you are trying to warn me of something."
     "Perhaps I am." 

From the Back Cover:

As the beautiful daughter of courtiers, Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount is overjoyed when she secures a coveted position as maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. Her beauty and charm captivate many at court, but all are shocked when she captures the attention of the king himself. Though Henry has always felt kindly toward his queen, no one has ever ignited his passions the way Bess does. Both are swept up in a royal affair, and there are whispers that the queen ought to be worried for her throne.

When Bess gives birth to a healthy son--something the queen has never been able to do--the whispers become a roar. But little does Bess know that the Boleyn girls will soon come to court with their own aim to steal the heart of the king...

As Henry's love for her begins to fade, Bess must turn to her trusted friend, the illegitimate son of Cardinal Wolsey, to help her move beyond life as the queen's rival...


  1. Ooh, very good teaser! Haven't read this yet but eager to -- I've heard lots of good things about it!

  2. Wow, what a wonderful teaser!! It makes me want to grab a copy right now! I am going to add it to my wish list mountain!!

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  3. Very nice!


  4. Looks good!
    My teaser is at http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_15.html

  5. Nice teaser - good to see a lesser known Tudor figure being written about. Hope you're enjoying it.

  6. Great teaser - I haven't really considered their relationship before. Another one for the TBR pile.
    My teaser is here:

  7. Now I want this one too... arghhhhh.... what have you done to me AGAIN!

  8. Very nice teaser! I do love the Tudors...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  9. Nice teaser. This is one of those authors that I have been meaning to get to one day!

  10. Great teaser, sounds like a good read. My blog

  11. Heey
    Great Teaser, sounds really exiting!!! I'm a new follower!!
    Juli @ Universe in Words


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