Crown in Candlelight

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman,

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Katherine of Valois, raised amidst the madness and lechery of the French court, wed to a conquering English king, Henry V, and now alone and afraid in a world of treachery and violence. Owen Tudor, incredibly handsome and gifted, a poet and singer by nature, a warrior by necessity, and…

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1 author picked Crown in Candlelight as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

My mother was a great reader and she introduced me to this beautifully written take on the love story of the Welsh squire Owen Tudor and Katherine, lonely young widow of Henry V. Very much a tale of love and loss I found the book a great comfort when faced with the pain of losing someone I loved. We follow Katherine from her neglected childhood in France, through her marriage to Henry V, and beyond, to widowhood and the forbidden joy she finds in the arms of Owen Tudor—a relationship which damns her in the eyes of the royal family. 

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