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Godiva by Nicole Galland
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Everyone knows the legend of Lady Godiva—the woman who (in)famously rode naked on horseback through Coventry to relieve her people from unfair taxation. But why would a lady of the court take it all off and risk everything, including husband, home, and well-being?
In this richly imagined retelling of an oft-told ancient tale, Nicole Galland gives us Lady Godiva in all her, um, glory, as she and her best friend (the Abbess Egdiva) and husband (Leofric, Earl of Mercia) embark on an adventure filled with courtly intrigue, deceit, back-stabbing, and romance.
Well, besides the obvious (that this is a crazy beautiful cover..duh!) I am completely fascinated by Lady Godiva and her willingness to lay it all on the line for a cause. How many people (these days) can say that they would do something as wildly outlandish as she did because they thought someone was being ripped off? I mean…I huff and puff under my breath when I have to pay $4.00 a gallon for gas, but you don’t see me showing God, Country and Earl the Racetrack attendant my goods. That alone had me sold. The deceit, backstabbing, and overwhelming curiosity as to what her hubby had to say about her “naked middle finger” to the tax man is just an added bonus. Anyways, THIS is what I’m waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for?