This is not a great book. There are problems with it. You know, the standard problems when you have Princess Perfect character, in this case Mette.
Yet, I have to say there is something enjoyable about reading it, and it isn't as guilt educing as saying you enjoyed reading The Other Boleyn Girl, a truly guilty pleasure read.
While some plot points make one raise an eye brow or two, it is quite clear that Hickson really enjoys the time period and her characters, in particular the story of Catherine of Valois and Owen Tudor (though the love story here seems a bit tame). It was a enjoyable, fast read