The Last Plantagenet?
by Jennifer C. Wilson
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?
I found The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C. Wilson to be quite enjoyable. It’s part historical romance and part time travel, a really good combination of the two genres.
Kate was at Nottingham Castle watching a re-enactment of the War of the Roses when she is pulled into a time portal of sorts and finds herself as a server in King Richard III’s household. If that wasn’t enough, the King himself has taken notice of her. She soon finds herself falling for him as they spend more time together.
I enjoyed the whole romance between the two of them, and I liked that Wilson showed us another part of Richard, one not like the one depicted in history books. Much of who Richard was rumors, at least in this book. Some would argue it isn’t true, but this is fiction. I liked seeing the softer side to him. The ending has a bit of a twist, and I like when writers throw something in I wasn’t expecting.
My only wish for this book was that it was a bit longer. It is a love story I could see myself completely wrapped up in, so I was hoping for a longer story. However, I did enjoy it, and it was a great way for this Plantagenet/Tudor fan to spend the afternoon.
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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