Congratulations to Adrienne Dillard on the release of her debut historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey which has just been released on Amazon Kindle (paperback coming soon). I’ve got to know Adrienne well over the last few years and I’m so happy that her novel is finally out there.
My husband’s publishing company is behind the publication of Cor Rotto so I have been lucky enough to read an advance copy of it and it is a wonderful read. The Boleyn, Carey and Knollys families are close to my heart and Adrienne does an excellent job at bringing these people alive, and she has obviously spent many years researching them. The fact that I shed a tear at the end of this book shows how connected I became with the Catherine Carey of this book. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I have.
If you’re wondering who Catherine Carey was, she was the daughter of Mary Boleyn and the niece of Anne Boleyn.
Book Blurb and Details
The dream was always the same … the scaffold before me, my aunt’s head on the block. I stared on in horror as the sword sliced the head from her swan-like neck. The executioner raised her severed head into the air by its long chestnut locks. The last thing I remembered before my world turned black was my own scream.
Fifteen year-old Catherine Carey has been dreaming the same dream for three years, since the bloody execution of her aunt Queen Anne Boleyn. Her only comfort is that she and her family are safe in Calais, away from the intrigues of Henry VIII’s court. But now Catherine has been chosen to serve Henry VIII’s new wife, Queen Anne of Cleves.
Just before she sets off for England, she learns the family secret: the true identity of her father, a man she considers to be a monster and a man she will shortly meet.
This compelling novel tells the life story of a woman who survived being close to the crown and who became one of Queen Elizabeth I’s closest confidantes.
Paperback: 312 pages (coming soon!)
Kindle File Size: 4084 KB
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing (November 4, 2014)
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon’s international stores. It’s also available on Kindle Unlimited.