The King's Courtesan - Judith James After reading the prologue and the 1st chapter I was sure I'll dump this and never feel better, but I was wrong. It was a fascinating read and I loved how Hope and Robert came to like and trust each other, and later they fell love. Learning that Hope and some other characters were loosely based on actual historical figures made this book even better. I am very happy that I gave this book a try and I can't wait to read other by this author.PS: Yes, I choose the book thanks to it's cover, it's truly gorgeous!