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This Whiteness of Swans

Book one of the Surface and the Deep, Story of Anna of Cleves

Publisher: Independently Published
Year of Publication: 2024
Book type: Novel
Age: Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction
Sub Genre: Adventure · Coming of Age · Family · Historical Fiction
Language: English
POV: First-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: Anna of Cleves · Anne of Cleves · Henry VIII · Histfic · king · queen · Renaissance · Six Wives · Tudor · Tudor fiction
Spice Level:
1/5

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“”Ms. Lawrence has done it again! Just when we think we know all there is to know about Henry’s many wives, once again she presents us with a meticulously researched book which allows us an in-depth look into the lives of these, some would say, victims of Henry the not-so-great VIII. “”
– Debora DeFoe Amazon.com

Swan Castle, Cleves, 1521

Nestled deep in a land rich in myth and fairy-tale, within the changing politics and religion of the Holy Roman Empire, a young girl grows to adulthood, watching war and faith tear the world she knows asunder.

Sheltered within the court of women in which she and her sisters live, Anna of Cleves may be protected, but she is not in ignorance of the world outside her castle walls, and when the Tudor King of England begins to cast his eye upon Cleves, seeking a fourth wife, she is only too aware of the peril that may be placed upon her life, as the ring is slipped upon her finger.

This Whiteness of Swans is Book One of The Surface and the Deep: Story of Anna of Cleves, by G. Lawrence.

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