Published in 2007, ‘Portrait of an Unknown Woman,’ is the story of the more family, during the sixteenth century of England during the dangerous reformist reign of Henry VIII.
The novel begins by introducing the central character Meg, a ward of the political power house Thomas More. Meg for her time is somewhat an anomaly, being highly educated, headstrong, inventive, and gifted in the arts of healing.
Meg lives an exceptional and for the most part fulfilling life. The only element missing is her former tutor, and secret love John Clement.
Meg’s life is rapidly turned upside down when John Clement and painter Hans Holbein subsequently arrive at her home.
Soon Meg has two very different men vying for her heart, John a quiet man whose past is buried in secrets, and Hans a famous and flamboyant painter.
Will Meg’s find the true love she’s been aching for, or find herself grief stricken and heart broken?
Can the More family survive the tumultuous times, or will their family be splintered apart?
Bursting with political intrigue, royal drama , historical figures, family unrest, romance, and a delightfully endearing and ingenious heroine in Meg makes, ‘Portrait of an Unknown Woman,’ a captivating and wickedly delicious read.
This novel is recommended for fans of historical fiction, and drama.
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