Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: On His Blindness by Barbara Samuel

Title: On His Blindness
Author: Barbara Samuel
Series: Whitehall ~ Season one, Episode III
Publication: June 1st 2016 by Serial Box Publishing
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Rating: 4/5

Review copy received in exchange for an honest review.

A king and queen wage a war of wills in the third installment of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing.

The honeymoon is over as Charles and Catherine cross swords over the matter of his sultry mistress. With her eye on a lofty position in the queen’s inner circle, Barbara’s manner of persuasion proves pleasurable for some and painful for others.

This episode is brought to you by Barbara Samuel, who could persuade the devil himself.

"On His Blindness" continues the 13-part serial, Whitehall, presented by Serial Box. Intrigue, romance, and scandal fill the palace halls in this historical tale, collaboratively written by Liz Duffy Adams, Delia Sherman, Barbara Samuel, Madeleine Robins, Sarah Smith, and Mary Robinette Kowal.


On His Blindness is episode III of Whitehall and it sure brings some sparks to the story between the king and queen. Catherine refuses to let Charles' mistress Barbara have a position in her inner circle, which enrages Charles because Barbara keeps insiting on it. 

So this is the first time we've seen Charles and Catherine argue. I won't say I like that they argue and I do feel bad for Catherine in this story because Barbara makes the king trick his wife into acknowleding her but... it sure is very entertaining to read all of Barbara's schemes. This part was written by Barbara Samuel, yet another unknown author to me. 

And other than that I'm still enjoyed these stories a lot. The intrigue, drama and life at court interest me greatly. And yet again the writing was excellent. I'm also excited to read more of this serial!




       About the Author:

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Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O'Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 novels. Her recent titles include The Lost Recipe for Happiness, and How to Bake a Perfect Life, a Target Club Pick. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Polish, Turkish and Chinese, a fact she finds dazzling. She is a two-time Colorado Book Award winner, a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, and a 7-time RITA award winner. She is also regular blogger at Writer Unboxed, and teached writing around the world—anywhere they'll have her.


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