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Review & Giveaway: Naked by Eliza Redgold

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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 whereas the Saxons abide by a code of honor, a rather slanted sketch.

Godiva is a lady, a warrior with intelligence and courage. She’s also naieve and vulnerable. She’s a woman yet a girl possessing a tunnel vision of sorts of her beloved Coventry. Her numerous stellar qualities endear her to her people as well as the reader,

Redgold’s interpretation of Lady Godiva is entertaining, surely fans of historical fiction will find this ride more than appealing, especially romance lovers.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Eliza Redgold_Author

ELIZA REDGOLD is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. As a non-fiction author she is co-author of Body Talk: a Power Guide for Girls and Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates. She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia.

For more information visit Eliza Redgold’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.


To enter to win a copy of Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva or a $50 Amazon Gift Card, please enter via the GLEAM form below. Three winners will be chosen.
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  1. Terri S

     /  August 19, 2015

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Terri S

     /  August 19, 2015

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  3. Liz

     /  August 19, 2015

    The book sounds interesting… great review. I probably wouldn’t have picked this book up on my own but my curiosity is peaked now.

  4. This sound like it might be a good book to read

  5. Rita Wray

     /  August 19, 2015

    Sounds like a good read.

  6. This is a very generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  7. rhianona

     /  August 19, 2015

    Like the review. It sounds like this is an interesting book, but has some flaws. Thanks!

  8. BookLady

     /  August 19, 2015

    What a fascinating book! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  9. Reblogged this on saleago.

  10. Jennifer Lessard

     /  August 19, 2015

    Looks very intriguing, thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Roselle Torres

     /  August 20, 2015

    Interesting story 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Thanks for the chance to win. Like the excerpt.

  13. Thanks for the chance. Book looks great

  14. Hoping to win a copy. I’ve BEEN trying! With rings on my fingers & bells on my toes, all crossed!! 🙂

  15. This looks like an amazing book! What an absolutely stunning cover!

  16. This sounds very interesting. I would like to read more of this book.

  17. Kathy Davis

     /  September 16, 2015

    I love the cover. It drew me in right away, and made me want to read the book.


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