The Crown

The Crown

A Joanna Stafford Novel

Book - 2011
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Leaving her Dominican Order to stand by a cousin who has been condemned to death by Henry VIII, novice Joanna Stafford and her father are arrested and ordered by the Bishop of Winchester to recover a religious artifact believed to hold a sacred power.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781451626858
Branch Call Number: FICTION BILYE...N
Characteristics: 402 pages
Notes: "A Touchstone book."


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Dec 02, 2012

The quest of a secret relic mixed with the complex relationship of politics and religion during the reign of King Henry VIII makes for a pretty interesting story althought I thought the writing lacked finesse.

ehbooklover Sep 14, 2012

A historical thriller that is part "Da Vinci Code" and part "The Other Boleyn Girl". A strong female protagonist, numerous twists and turns, plus lots of historical detail make for a great read.

Aug 02, 2012

A historical fiction thrill ride.

Apr 25, 2012

It's clearly a first novel. The writing is a little juvenile and strained, but it's a pretty good story and I enjoyed it as mind candy. Don't expect to get tot he real action too soon in the book thought. The stuff they write about on the jacket cover takes place pretty late in the story and is a lttle less than satisfying. I could have used a better, more conclusive ending as well, but can't have everything!

Sunny39 Jan 12, 2012

recommended on goodreads website for january 2012


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