The King's Courtesan

The King s Courtesan For than four decades Sig ora Francesca Ginori has kept her true identity secret Living a quiet life with her children and grandchildren she believes she has put her past behind her That is until o

  • Title: The King's Courtesan
  • Author: Suzan Tisdale
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • For than four decades, Sig ora Francesca Ginori has kept her true identity secret Living a quiet life with her children and grandchildren, she believes she has put her past behind her That is, until one peaceful summer afternoon when a stranger arrives at her door with news of the death of an old friend The stranger knows her secrets and threatens to turn her worldFor than four decades, Sig ora Francesca Ginori has kept her true identity secret Living a quiet life with her children and grandchildren, she believes she has put her past behind her That is, until one peaceful summer afternoon when a stranger arrives at her door with news of the death of an old friend The stranger knows her secrets and threatens to turn her world to chaos by revealing them, if she refuses to give him what he wants It is not money he seeks but something far valuable the truth about his own past Many, many years before, Fate and desperate circumstances lead a young girl into the life of a courtesan and the arms of a man she could never have or even name Just as he could never have her But their love was pure and formidable Powerful enough to endure all efforts to destroy it Powerful enough to defeat a queen It is time for Francesca Ginori to tell her story her own passionate, enthralling truth.

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    1. Anyone who knows my reading history will be shocked that I even read this one, let alone rated it so high. There are a few tropes that I avoid like the plague. Historical prostitution is high on that short list because it just breaks my heart to read about women in history who, more often that not, were forced into the profession because society gave them no other choice. So even picking this one up was done strictly as a (huge) favor for a friend and only then because I absolutely adore this au [...]

    2. Suzan has another winner on her hands! I would give it 10 stars if I could. She has stepped out of her comfort zone in The King's Courtesan. She normally writes Scottish Historical Romance, so this was quite a change for her. She researched the life of courtesans and came up with a wonderful and riveting historical love story. Francesca Ginori was left orphaned at the age of 18 when her parents and younger brother died in a fire Mantua, Italy. She went to live with her father's brother in Turin, [...]

    3. Do you like real romances, such as real life could happen. Not always the HEA you expect, but one we all can relate too. This book is one of those books. Suzan takes you into the world of a Courtesan and what it was like for them. Not always fun and not always glam. You can fall in love and with that suffer the fact that, no he will not be able to ever marry you, or your life may be in danger, but he will love you and protect you, and make everyday with him perfect. This book takes you on an emo [...]

    4. Emotionally gripping! 6 starsI was offered the privilege to be a beta reader for Suzan K. Tisdale, new novel The King’s Courtesan! I danced with joy, because adore stories of courtesans!I am speechless! The King's Courtesan, very well written by Suzan K. Tisdale, took my breath away! I feel like I went on a roller coaster ride of emotions such as hope, joy and sadness! Truly, I couldn't put it down, Francesca's story, as a courtesan, grabbed my attention from the first page until the very end, [...]

    5. This was a Wonderful read,( Not my usual ) I signed up to beta read I am so glad I did. It has been a long while when a book had not let me put it down, Even DH knew just to stay clear.From the start on the novel where Signora Francesca Ginori described reclining on her Chaise lounge describing her bedroom & view Has me sighing with envy, I also love it when the main characters is a fighter at least when something unexpected changes your life sometimes not for the better but it is what you d [...]

    6. The King’s Courtesan is a very special book in that I was drawn into the story right from the start and had a hard time putting the book down. Suzan Tisdale has created a keeper with that story. Writing in the first person is never easy and managing to keep the interest of the reader throughout isn’t either. But, Ms. Tisdale made it and left me speechless. Through the eyes of Francesca Ginori, seamstress turned courtesan, we see the world – her world – as she’s seeing it, day after day [...]

    7. Could not put this downI've been reading Suzan Tisdale's books for quite a while now and enjoyed the journey each story took me on. Having said that, I must say this one was not what I expected. This book had me from the first paragraph and did not turn me loose until the very last word. I'm not sure how I feel, this story made me laugh, cry and grief so strong I was heart sore by the end. I'll leave it to whoever reads it to sort their way through their feelings but I must say its a story not t [...]

    8. This is a "get in hardcover" book. Now, I am just waiting (and hopefully I see them as they come out) for the subsequent books. This was a darling story. It has forbidden romance, curses, love of multiple types, and characters I will be thinking about for quite awhile. They are likable, even lovable, except for the evil ones, who have few, if any, redeeming qualities. They develop nicely, at a pace much like the story - as the story progresses, the characters get deeper. The plot? That's the bes [...]

    9. What a beautiful story this was! Written in 1st person you felt as though she was reliving her life by speaking to you personally. You felt all of her emotions, her pain, her sorrow, her joy. This novel held my attention, kept me finding it so hard to put down. The love these two had was real and their ending heartbreaking. This is a must read. Thank you Suzan Tisdale for writing such a wonderful story.

    10. 4.5/5.0Often historical romance balances a love story choked by war and draped in political skirmishes. Ms. Tisdale took a different route with her epic 1700’s tale.Read full review in the 2015 Holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.

    11. You'll be hooked from the first page!I hope their is another story to follow about the lives of the children. I couldn't put the book down. A Fantastic Story. Love the way it was told! You'll definitely want to read this book. All of Tisdale's books are great!

    12. WowTisdale is a consummate writer. Never fails to enthrall the reader. Great story. Really have you thinking afterwards. Wow! This book was worth the wait!

    13. The true love storyI enjoy the way the story was told. Suspenseful and exciting you never knew where the story was going and never wanted to stop until you knew.

    14. 3.5 rounded upCheck out this review and others atTwinsietalkFacebook/TwinsietalkTwitter/TwinsietalkTsu/TwinsietalkNewsletter : eepurl/brwkPv The Arrangement by Suzan TisdaleI received this book from the author for a honest review.I love historical and was super excited to give a new author a try. This is a book about a Courtesan who falls in love with the Prince turned King, Charles.Francesca is an old woman who is soon confronted with her youth by a strange man at her front door. He is demandin [...]

    15. A must readThis book is different from Susan Tisdale other books. She did an excellent job writing this book as a prelude to books written by another author. I enjoyed reading this book.

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