#FridayBookShare ~Falling Pomegranate Seeds by Wendy J Dunn

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#FridayBookShare is a game created by Shelley Wilson to help search for an ideal read.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on the book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

Falling Pomegranate Seeds : The Duty of Daughters by Wendy J Dunn is Book 1 of her series about Katherine of Aragon

First Line    Dona Beatriz Galindo caught her breath and tidied her habito.  She shook her head a little when she noticed ink-stained fingers and several spots of black ink on the front of her green gown.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb

Dońa Beatriz Galindo.
Respected scholar.
Tutor to royalty.
Friend and advisor to Queen Isabel of Castile.

Beatriz is an uneasy witness to the Holy War of Queen Isabel and her husband, Ferdinand, King of Aragon. A Holy War seeing the Moors pushed out of territories ruled by them for centuries.

The road for women is a hard one. Beatriz must tutor the queen’s youngest child, Catalina, and equip her for a very different future life. She must teach her how to survive exile, an existence outside the protection of her mother. She must prepare Catalina to be England’s queen.

A tale of mothers and daughters, power, intrigue, death, love, and redemption. In the end, Falling Pomegranate Seeds sings a song of friendship and life.

Introduce the main character Beatriz is intelligent, loving and observant

Delightful Design

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Audience appeal   An inside account of the renowned court of Ferdinand and Isabella revealing the tragic and fascinating family life of the young Katherine of Aragon, when politics could cost you your life.  

Your favourite line/scene 

At dawn, Beatriz stood with Catalina and Maria on the terraced roof of the Tower of Comares. Rivulets of white gold streamed through feathery clouds, the deluge of light from a rising sun turning the snowy top of Sierra Nevada aflame, continuing to the near fortress hill.  On the last morning with her girls at the Alhambra, the scent of oranges and pomegranates, and a silver morning wove together a vivid design of poignant farewell.

“Of all the places I have lived, I love here the best. ‘Tis my heart’s true home.”  Beatriz squeezed Calatalina’s hand.  “All will be well.”

Catalina looked at the sky.  “Will England have dawns as beautiful as this?  I want to imprint it on my memory so I never forget.”

If you want to join in, then answer the F.R.I.D.A.Y questions and use the Friday Book Share meme. Tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) in, so she can read what you have added, too.

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6 thoughts on “#FridayBookShare ~Falling Pomegranate Seeds by Wendy J Dunn

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my new novel, Liz! Really enjoyed spending time in sunny courtyards with Beatriz, Catalina and Maria, and imagining the kingdom of Isabel of Castile. I’m now making my slow way with Catalina and Maria on their long and dangerous journey to England. Already missing Beatriz, but Maria does plan to write letters to her during these years of exile.

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