It’s wonderful to know that ‘Renaissance’ has engaged a reader – also a talented author – who is not a fan of King Richard III. Julia Bell says:
“I loved this novel and I’m happy to give Renaissance five stars. Although not a fan of Richard III I found the story of his life, death and redemption so credible. As with most folk, my idea of this particular king is coloured by the works of Shakespeare and it was heartening to read a different account of his life. I particularly enjoyed the idea that another might be responsible for the deaths of the two princes in the Tower. Again this was a very credible account.
I really liked the way Richard is in Purgatory for many centuries while he assesses his life and should I end up there, I do hope I have Father Gilbert as my mentor.
Renaissance was well written with some wonderful descriptions of the Plantagenet way of life.
A fantastic book for those who like reading history with a twist. Highly recommended.”
See Julia’s review on Goodreads here.
3 thoughts on “Author Julia Bell’s Review of ‘Renaissance – The Fall and Rise of a King’ on Goodreads..”
The praise for your book is well deserved.
Thank you Kathy, her comments are especially appreciated, as they are from someone whose view of Richard III is coloured by Wm Shakespeare’s monstrous characterization of him.
Deserved praise from a fellow author.
Well done Marla!