My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I received a review copy of this book for free from Knox Publishing, and I was unbelievably excited to read it – a new Tudor historical fiction? Count me in!
Unfortunately, to say I couldn’t get into it is an understatement. I struggled from the very beginning, with nuns who swore, were petty & cruel to their fellow sisters, and were among the nastiest people I’ve ever read – yet they were supposed to be nuns, and good people? I’m not saying nuns aren’t humans, don’t make mistakes, and I’m sure they probably swear occasionally, too, but the cut-throat general meanness they shared? And what really bothers me is Kennedy could have written much the same story, but instead of calling them nuns, just called them townspeople, and the story would have been so much more believable.
I just couldn’t get beyond that. I even tried the skimming trick, thinking that once the book got going I would enjoy it more, but I just couldn’t finish this book. Very disappointed.