Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Continuing the story of Henry VIII?s wives?from the author of The Spanish Bride and A Lady Raised High.

With a face better suited to a nun?s habit than a wedding dress, Jane Seymour has no suitors and few hopes. Then, her prospects brighten when she is granted a position at court as maid of honor to Queen Catherine. There, Jane watches as King Henry VIII ignores his aging wife, showering favor on the beautiful Anne Boleyn, the woman he would make his new queen.

But soon he tires of Anne and his wandering eye falls on Jane. Though she has feelings of affection for Henry, she cannot let herself be swept away by his attentions if she is to win not only his heart, but also the greatest prize of all?the Crown.
 

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User Review  - sara.edens - LibraryThing

Plain Jane, written by Laurien Gardner, is a rare view at Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII. She isn't a beauty in the traditional sense like Anne Boleyn. Gardner present Seymour as a woman with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

Like all of Gardner's Tudor novels, this is historical fiction light. I read it in about a day. She creates a fairly interesting character for Jane, the queen about whom we know the least, but I can't ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
28
Section 3
37
Section 4
44
Section 5
61
Section 6
76
Section 7
85
Section 8
94
Section 18
193
Section 19
202
Section 20
213
Section 21
220
Section 22
225
Section 23
230
Section 24
242
Section 25
248

Section 9
104
Section 10
114
Section 11
119
Section 12
123
Section 13
133
Section 14
154
Section 15
160
Section 16
171
Section 17
178
Section 26
261
Section 27
269
Section 28
290
Section 29
302
Section 30
324
Section 31
329
Section 32
335
Section 33
338
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Laurien Gardner is the author of a series of historical novels about the women of Tudor England: "The Spanish Bride," "A Lady Raised High," and "Plain Jane,

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