Kyra and I were emailing regarding her review, and I asked her what Tudor romances she recommends as the “best ever.” She says, “I don't have a “best ever” Tudor romance or author yet … I'm only recently embracing the sub-genre, which is still a rare cat compared to Regency.”
The devil you say!
I remember reading more Tudor romances years ago, but then, Blaze Wyndham (SB Grade: B+) was one of two books I brought with me to Spain as an exchange student — both times. Oh, exchange students with your digital books, I envy you.
Anyway, Blaze Wyndham is my bar for Tudor romance, both in the complete overwhelming crazysauce of some of the antics of Blaze and her sisters, and in the full immersion into Bertice Small's version of Henry VIII's court (and speaking of crazysauce, boy howdy).
But when I think of other Tudor romances I've read, there aren't many (Blaze must have cast a long shadow) and they weren't particularly memorable in a good way.
So I thought to ask y'all: which Tudor romances do you love most? Are there any you adore or re-read or recommend to others? As Kathe Robin from RT says, we've been reading about the Regency for twice as long as the actual Regency existed, but what about the Tudors? Twice the fabric, three times the drama? What Tudor romances do you recommend — or suggest readers avoid?