Friday, April 25, 2008

Review of Duchess A Novel of Sarah Churchill

Duchess A Novel of Sarah Churchill
Susan Holloway Scott

Finished April 25, 2008

Thirteen and penniless, Sarah Jennings, arrives at the court of Charles II full of ambition. Here she meets Princess Anne whom she carries on an intimate friendship for many years. Sarah also wins the heart of John Churchill at court after refusing to become Charles' young mistress. She has met her match in John, he too is full of ambition.

Duchess is a historical account of the life and times of Sarah and John Churchill. They were partners in every sense of the word. They had a very loving and intimate relationship. This is much more than a great love story, it is the story of a woman who overcame every obstacle that was thrown her way to save herself and her family.


Diane said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I love the historical aspect.

Thanks for entering my giveaway - I'm still laughing at your response. I read it to my husband, and it cracked him up too! You're a good sport for sharing that one!!!

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Thanks Diane. I laugh whenever I think about it.

nbbaker1102 said...

Wow, this one sounds right up my alley. I"m going to check it out.