Certainly this is yet another novel cashing in on the recent surge in fiction on Tudor England. This time, the heroine is actually someone who lived, Nan Bassett, a relation by marriage -- a very distant one -- to King Henry himself. She has arrived at court to be a maid of honour to the new queen, Jane Seymour, and Nan it seems can only focus on the pretty gowns, and the possibility of snagging a wealthy, titled nobleman for herself.
Indeed, the heroine harps incessantly on getting that ring on her finger and a coronet on her head. Sigh. This one was awful, and it's a pity too, as Anne Bassett does sound interesting enough on her own from the surviving records.
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