Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C. Wilson - Book Blitz & Review


The Last Plantagenet?


The fireplace hadn't looked like a time-portal.
All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?

Purchase Link -  Amazon

My Review
The Last Plantagenet? is a story that sounded like it might remind me a bit of that Doctor Who episode where the Doctor and his companions end up in the 51st century and can use the fireplace to talk to Madame De Pompadour.   Unfortunately, it wasn't quite as exciting, but I still thought it was a decent read. 

Kate, our main character, is watching a joust. When she falls and hits her head, she's transported back in time, to 1485, and pretends to be a servant girl to keep suspicion away from her mysterious appearance. She becomes smitten with the king, Richard, but does he return her affections? She is, after all, just a lowly servant girl.

The story is quite short, and you could probably finish it in an hour or two. The plot is consistent, although I do wish it had been fleshed out a bit more. It could have been so amazing to delve into that time period, what with all the potential for world building and a slow-simmering romance. I'm not normally one for historical romances, but The Last Plantagenet? left me wanting more with Kate during her time in 1485. 

Overall, though, everything is tied up neatly at the end, and I liked the little twist there, although I'm not quite sure how something like that works with time travel. I suppose if it works on Doctor Who, it can work in this book too. lol

I give the story 3.5 stars.


Author Bio – Jennifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed an equal passion for history whilst stalking Mary, Queen of Scots of childhood holidays (she since moved on to Richard III). She completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Hull, and has worked as a marine environmental consultant since graduating.

Enrolling on an adult education workshop on her return to the north-east reignited Jennifer’s pastime of creative writing, and she has been filling notebooks ever since. In 2014, Jennifer won the Story Tyne short story competition, and also continues to work on developing her poetic voice, reading at a number of events, and with several pieces available online. Her Kindred Spirits novels are published by Crooked Cat Books and available via Amazon.

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