To enter for a chance to win a copy of this book simply post a comment about the Tudor era (the rule of Henry VIII) and what, if anything, you find fascinating about that time period. Also, if you have a favorite book set in that era, do tell us the title. :)
I'll go first. I enjoyed In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett. What fascinates me about this era was the whole fixation on producing a son and how Henry killed several wives for failing to produce him an heir. Now we know it's the man that determined the sex of the child. SO sad for the women who were nixed.
About the book:
In the moral confusion of the court of King Henry VIII, young Stuart Winslow has many choices to make — and lives depend on what he will choose.
Born in poverty when his father was forced to choose between the woman he loved and the wealth of his aristocratic family, the determined Stuart Winslow will go to any lengths to improve his social position. When his skills in weapons design and falconry secure a place for him in the court of King Henry VIII, he quickly learns that the court is really a wicked cauldron of vices, power plays, and temptations — some of them very much to his liking.
When William Tyndale, an acquaintance of Stuart's, makes it known that his ambition is to translate the Bible into the language of the common man, the king opposes Tyndale's efforts and sentences him to death. If Stuart opposes the king in this, he will share the same fate. Is he willing to risk death at the stake for the sake of Christ? And how will he choose between the innocent Heather, who has long loved him, and the courtwise Nell?
In Honor in the Dust, bestselling author Gilbert Morris beautifully captures the tone of the Tudor period, chronicling the period's excesses with skill and prudence. But like Morris's other novels, this book also contrasts those excesses with the godly behavior of characters such as William Tyndale. In this captivating historical drama, Stuart Winslow is caught between two worlds: one that promises material and worldly success and one that promises salvation. Is his faith strong enough to withstand such a challenge?
I started this book tonight and I'm enthralled. In fact, I am half way through it! It's really good and I don't want to stop reading, but I have to go to work! That's a great sign! I had no idea I'd enjoy the story this much. :)