Jane the Quene

NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK AND PAPERBACK!

(Here are easy links to Amazon.Com, Amazon.Co.UK and Amazon.Com.Au – but if this is not your market, a quick search for Jane the Quene should find it!)

All Jane Seymour wants is a husband; but when she catches the eye of a volatile king, she is pulled deep into the Tudor court’s realm of plot and intrigue.

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England. 1535. Jane Seymour is 27 years old and increasingly desperate for the marriage that will provide her a real place in the world. She gets the perfect opportunity to shine when the court visits Wolf Hall, the Seymour ancestral manor. With new poise born from this event, it seems certain that her efficiency and diligence will shine through and finally attract a suitor.

Meanwhile, King Henry VIII is 45 and increasingly desperate for a son. He left his first wife, a princess of Spain, changing his country’s religion in the process, to marry Anne Boleyn — but she too has failed to deliver the promised heir. As Henry begins to fear he is cursed, Jane Seymour’s honesty and innocence conjure redemption. Thomas Cromwell, an ambitious clerk who has built a career on strategically satisfying the King’s desires, sees in Jane the perfect vehicle to calm the political unrest that threatens the country: he engineers the plot that ends with Jane becoming the King’s third wife.

Jane believes herself virtuous and her actions justified, but early miscarriages shake her confidence and hopes. How can a woman who has done nothing wrong herself deal with the guilt of how she unseated her predecessor?

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Reviews are in – and they are making me dance! Here are snippets from a few that were posted on Amazon:

“Ms. Wertman is a gifted writer who has mastered the voice and tone of the period with elegant simplicity and depth”

“Rich in detail and very interesting. A thoroughly enjoyable read!”

“A thoroughly engaging, incredibly well put together story.”

“[The author] truly had a gift for making the reader feel transported to Tudor England. Loved it!”

I also was proud to have Jane the Quene featured/reviewed on several wonderful blogs:

The Freelance History Writer Notes and Reviews, May 12, 2016

Jane Boleyn: The Real Story Behind the Infamous Lady Rochford, June 7, 2016

The Review, June 23, 2016

The Spiral Tower of Inky Doom, July 31, 2016 (I have to say, this one made me cry and dance all at the same time…)

Open Letters Monthly, January 1, 2017 (the very best way to start a new year…truly!)

Wanna read a sample? I do have the “Look Inside” feature activated on Amazon, but when I first announced the publication date I also included a relevant excerpt. “Easter Sunday 1536 – and 2016!” lets you see a snippet from about halfway through the book – it was the day on which Jane Seymour got her own apartments at court…just before she had to retire from them so that the investigation against Anne Boleyn could begin.

9 thoughts on “Jane the Quene

  1. I am half way through and I have to tell you, as someone who has read everything related to the Tudor court, including tons of historical fiction… this is the BEST novel I have ever laid my eyes on. I’m not exaggerating. I love Jane Seymour and she has never come alive so much as she does in this book. I can’t praise you enough for what a wonderful job you’ve done! Please continue to write, and I would LOVE if there were more to come about Jane Seymour! But please do all of the wives! You are very talented and I can’t wait for more of your books!

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  2. Pingback: Book review of Janet Wertman's Jane the Quene | Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review

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