Review: Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith

Royal Mistress

Anne Easter Smith is one of my favorite authors. She writes stories that take place in one the time periods in England I enjoy reading about. When I saw this book as a goodreads giveaway, I was so excited to discover I had won it. As soon as I received it in the mail, I was literally jumping for joy. This story takes place during Edward IV rule of England. For those who know the history, even though he was married to a beautiful woman and had many children by her, he had an appetite for woman and he often strayed…..

This story is about a silk merchant’s daughter, Jane Lambert. Who is beautiful and marries the man her father has chosen for her. It is an unhappy marriage and her husband focus is solely on growing his business and he neglects nurturing his relationship with Jane.

Alas, her marriage does not stop her flirtation with other men and she soon captures the eye of Will Hastings. Will is captivated by her and knows that his King will be as well.

So begins Jane’s and Edward’s affair and soon after their relationship gets in the way of Edwards leadership. There is so much more to this story and I loved the characterization and how the story flowed. The author gives you a real sense of the court life and how people lived in England during that time. This book will not disappoint you. I highly recommend.