(From the publisher):
A young noblewoman in the ruthless Tudor era, Katherine Howard's life was far from easy. Left to the mercy of her neglectful grandmother, twice betrothed by the age of fifteen, she finds happiness at last with her beloved kinsman, Thomas Culpepper, but those around her have other plans for her future...
At Hampton Court, King Henry VIII has rejected his plain wife, Anne, and Katherine's dainty charm quickly attracts him. Overwhelmed by the attentions of this powerful man, Katherine is blind to his true nature, until she discovers that her new husband will not tolerate playful flirtation. Surrounded by enemies, her unhappy past closing in on her, innocence is to be Katherine's final downfall...
Original title: The Rose Without a Thorn
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The "royals"
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England