Gilt takes you back to Tudor times and shows you Cat Howard before and while she was married to King Henry through the eyes of her best friend. This books gives of pieces of history will also telling the friend, Kitty's story. In a world where no one wants them, Cat decides to take what she wants, while Kitty is merely her shadow. As Cat becomes Queen and moves her friends to court, Kitty slowly grows into her own woman. This story was heartbreaking and beautifully written.
I liked the word play with the title and characters.