Currently Reading...The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott

Having just finished Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester and The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer (reviews pending) I am moving on to a read that I have been chomping at the bit to devour for months...

by Susan Holloway Scott

Release Date:  September 7, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Katherine Sedley lived by her own rules and loved who she pleased- until she became the infamous mistress of King James II...

London, 1675: Born to wealth and privilege, Katherine is introduced to the decadent court of King Charles II, and quickly becomes a favorite from the palace to the bawdy playhouses. She gleefully snubs respectable marriage to become the Duke of York's mistress.

But Katherine's life of carefree pleasure ends when Charles II dies, and her lover becomes King James II. Suddenly she is cast into a tangle of political intrigue, religious dissent, and ever-shifting alliances, where a wrong step can mean treason, exile, or death at the executioner's block. As the risks rise, Katherine is forced to make the most perilous of choices: to remain loyal to the king, or to England.

I have the honor and privilege of hosting an Author Chat Night with the remarkable Susan Holloway Scott here at PTTP!  Stay tuned for further details.  We will also have an uber-spectacular giveaway that you won't want to miss out on!



  1. I am so excited for the upcoming release of this one!

  2. Sounds like an excellent book. I look forward to your chat with Susan Holloway Scott.

  3. The book sounds very intriguing and I will be interested in hearing more about it and checking out the interview!

  4. This is the book I am looking forward to the MOST! I adore Susan! Yay!!! :-)

    Also, I am anxiously awaiting your review of The Wet Nurse's Tale. I read it last year and liked it.

    Thanks for the update on the interview!

  5. This book sounds very interesting. I have not read much in the way of "royal" history in the last many months. I am thinking I need to read a couple before year end, and this one should go on that list...I think.

    You know what, I would have never wanted to be apart of a royal court back then let alone a mistress. It seems that by doing so the women's lives were always in jeopardy.

  6. This sounds ever so naughty but nice! I am also crossing my fingers that the giveaway will be without restrictions!!!!

  7. I am also looking forward to this release. I will be back for the author chat.


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