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Review & Giveaway: Naked by Eliza Redgold

on August 20, 2015

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•Publication Date: July 14, 2015
•Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
•Pages: 320

We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story.

Naked is an original version of Godiva’s tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.

Although I enjoyed Naked I was hoping for attention on political strife along with power jockeying as opposed to the heavy bland romance presented. Leofric and Godiva’s union is predictable with emphasis on benign, no surprises along the road uniting these lovebirds, a bit of a drag draws out the coupling.

Redgold describes the tension between England divided by Saxon and Dane invaders without further elaboration, my gripe is the Danes are portrayed as heathens…

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