In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free– and love comes at the highest price of all. When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard. Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review. ‘If you like historical fiction then I would recommend it entirely’. Ellathebookworm. Tue 9 Apr Kitty Tylney has always followed her best friend Cat. Cat is larger than life, full of ridiculous plans and plots, the self-titled Queen of Misrule. Cat wants nothing.

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Personal tools Log in. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I co This YA novel is narrated in a very modern voice by Katherine “Kitty” Tylney, best friend of Katherine Howard at least so far as the self-centered and selfish Katherine Howard can be said to have a best friend.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Partly, this is because he tends to be younger in much of the fiction, a lot of which focuses on Anne Boleyn. karherine

I knew how the story would end; I knew ktaherine about the story Catherine Howard. She was used for sex and as a womb by a disturbing old man; she fell in love or lust with a manipulative courtier glt yes, judging from her rather pitiful longgshore, the real CH did think she loved Culpepper, and seemed as blissfully in denial of his past as everyone else who knew him ; and she died for making a mistake that many young women, and certainly many uneducated teenage girls, make.

One caveat is the almost unending web of sexual manipulation, innuendo, and promiscuity. One day when Cat finds herself in the King’s favour, she promises to bring Kitty to Court, just as they’d dreamt as children. At the same time, I let it go because it’s not like I was expecting Shakespeare out of this one.

I also didn’t understand the author’s need to make Catherine Howard a complete bitch. Then she gets her chance to go to court.


At its heart it is the story of gllt female friendship, one that you would risk your life for. It is inevitable not to see the connections to what still happens today in politics, business, etc.

It’s no secret that the Tudor dynasty in England is one of my favorite time periods followed shortly by Victorian Englandso when I read the synopsis of Gilt I knew I would have to read it. Many topics and themes can be found katherinw this highly impressive debut novel that, I am sure, will hook readers from the very first to the last page.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore – book review

When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and kkatherine parties. I wanted to punch Cat in the first chapter. Cat was quite cruel to Kitty about this, and it was again hard to read.

Guys, I was rooting for them all the way, even though he had his moments of not-so-goodness. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list. I knew everything about this story from the beginning, and the added plot line of Kitty Tylney wasn’t enough to infuse this book with katherie originality to keep it interesting.

See all 4 questions about Gilt…. See all books by Katherine Longshore. I’m Henry the 8th Longxhore am Amy Readingteen. Gilt gets bonus points for m Actual Rating: Kitty, unlike Cat, is happy where she is.

For the most part, I really am not like Kitty, but I liked Kitty so much, and I just kept hoping she would make the right decisions such as avoiding ruinous people. Cat and Kitty had practically been sisters since the age of six years old.

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This is an excellent story, I highly recommend it to anyone, historical fiction fan or not. Most have heard about his numerous wives and the scandals and beheadings surrounding his reign, but this book makes the characters and their stories come alive.


I think that if it had been written from Catherine’s point of view it wouldn’t have been as expressive and interesting, but by writing it from Kitty’s point of view, she’s Catherine’s best friend it made it much more interesting because it focused on both Kitty and Cat.

I loved every single minute of it. I cheated on King Henry. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat’s meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her longsbore. Impulse shopping in the grocery store book aisle But she still stands by her friend. The Case of the Missing Marquess.

Gilt by Katherine Longshore – review

The Girl with the Broken Heart. Kelly and Miko, however, I identified so much with Kitty and her desperation. Unfortunately, she’s extremely loyal to Cat. Even if that meant Kitty would get into trouble, or feel awful for it later. FAQs Advertise Become a member. Our favorite toys for olngshore on your list Top Kid Picks.

There are some wonderful villains too. I was hooked from page one. Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. I wish my name was as awesome as theirs: There’s nothing to it. Stay in Touch Sign up. This time, it’s a mysterious flash of Unsure what to rate this yet but holy damn sweet baby jesus!

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