Blog Blitz | The Last Plantagenet? #review

This week is a jam-packed week and to start it off here is my first review which is for The Last Plantagenet?.

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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?

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It was definitely the tagline that drew me in, I love a bit of time travel, what I hadn’t realised was that the book was going to be a lot more about the historical aspect than the fantasy one. I went into reading it without properly looking at the blurb so it really is my own fault, luckily enough I found the book to be pretty enjoyable.

I will admit to not being very clued up about 1485 or anything about King Richard so I found it quite informative, I get the impression that this is a very different portrayal from what might be found in other representations but I’m pretty sure the main events are true to form.

This was a very easy read, it’s a novella so you can get through it in a couple of hours. The romance was cute, at first I thought things were moving way too fast and was about to be a bit put off by it but then I realised that it was a short book and it made sense. Kate was an ok character, unfortunately because the book was so short I couldn’t get much of a feel for her more than that.

I think even though this book is a novella that it could have been fleshed out a little more. A bit more development of characters and description of places, it’s all very to the point which is fine but I would have liked more details in certain areas. I was looking for explanations that never really came up, maybe they aren’t supposed to, it might just be the kind of reader that I am.

The Last Plantagenet? is a quick and enjoyable read, if you like books with historical settings and a bit of romance then this is for you.

3.5

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There are plenty of other wonderful places that you can stop by to find out more about the book, here they are…

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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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