Judith James' "The King's Courtesan"

The King's Courtesan - Judith James

There were some great scenes in the story, especially the May Day party and wedding. But somehow the book as a whole didn't gel with me and I didn't feel as connected to either of the main characters to give the book a higher rating. Maybe that is because for most of the book, the main characters' feelings and thoughts about each other were the opposite of what they actually expressed in their relationship.

(Sidney Kay's review says approximately the same thing, but much better.)