Rated of 5
by Terri H. (Battle Ground, washington)
The Tudor Secret
A Medieval tale of mystery and intrigue set in and around the courts of dark, dank London town. Gortner's novel moves quickly and vividly conveying the smells, sights and sounds of London in and around the 1550s. The opening scenes were very enjoyable, but as the story progressed it became rather predictable and reminded me of the TV series Survivor or better yet life in corporate America today. (Maybe rightly so.) I enjoy historical fiction, but would not recommend this as it just wasn't rich and filling enough for me. Entertaining, but not a great read.