Gilt - Katherine Longshore Gilt is so perfectly named. It was my guilty pleasure. I know this is weird (and when have I not been weird) but it reminded me of my favorite pizza. Whenever I want to be lazy (which is often), and not take the time to get out the ingredients, slice and dice, and cook dinner, I get this wonderful pizza from down the street. And I love it. It is so much easier than making dinner. And really, it probably tastes better. Gilt was my favorite pizza. It is the lazy person’s historical fiction but in the end, it is just as good as the real thing. Do I feel guilty for liking it this much? Maybe just a tad bit. Why? The book is full of modern language even though the setting is far from modern. Some of the characters lived in our history books but I do not know if they were accurately represented in this book (nor do I care). Gilt may not be the perfect book to represent the historical era portrayed in the book, but it was the perfect book for me at the right time. And just like my favorite pizza, I consumed this book.If you’ve never read a historical fiction novel, or you’ve always been intimidated by the language used in historical fiction, this book might be the perfect book for you to break into an entirely new genre.OverallSometimes a book is great not because it’s the best in its genre but just because it was right for you at the right time. Gilt was my guilty pleasure and I’m glad I had a chance to read it.3.5 out of 5 stars