Sense of Touch is a 15th century historical romance that took me back in time to the court of Anne of Brittany. Though the story focuses on the romance of Nicole and Philippe, I was able to get a taste of the courageous, strong and graceful woman that Anne of Brittany was and how she ruled. Through Nicole's eyes, the young sovereign was shown at her best. I could not imagine the strength of character Anne possessed to get through multiple pregnancies that ended in stillbirths or deaths at a young age. More than anything, Nicole had respect for Queen Anne and took her lessons to heart. Nicole may be fictional, but she does portray many of the real girls that Queen Anne brought into her life as part of a type of finishing school. Most historical romances feature cunning lovers who go against their ruler's wishes. Nicole and Philippe were different than most lovers, they fulfilled their duties to family and country first. Fate took a large role in eventually bringing them back together. Overall, a historical romance set in 15th century France that features not only forbidden romance, but a true friendship and appreciation for Anne of Brittany.
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