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More of the Most Happy Reader
More of the Most Happy Reader rated it 7 years ago
At the King’s Pleasure’ is the fourth book in Kate Emerson’s Secrets of the Tudor Court series. I’ve read the previously three books and I’ve truly enjoyed reading each one. In this novel our protagonist is Lady Anne Stafford. Lady Anne is the sister of The Duke of Buckingham, a man history remembe...
More of the Most Happy Reader
More of the Most Happy Reader rated it 7 years ago
By Royal Decree is the third installment in Kate Emerson’s series, The Secrets of the Tudor Court. This series is unique is that each novel is narrated by an actual but marginal woman within the Tudor Court. I truly enjoy Emerson’s use of this innovative and fresh point of view and at the same tim...
More of the Most Happy Reader
More of the Most Happy Reader rated it 7 years ago
Between Two Queens is the second in Kate Emerson's Secrets of the Tudor Court series. I adored the first, The Pleasure Palace, and high hopes and expectations for this read. I was surprised that Emerson followed up her immensely popular portrayal of Jane Popyncourt with such a surprising character...
More of the Most Happy Reader
More of the Most Happy Reader rated it 7 years ago
From the beginning to the end I was captivated! I dare say that Kate Emerson has written a classic historical fiction – a fictional account framed by hard historical fact. This novel was a refreshing breath of air for me. In The Pleasure Place, the first in Emerson’s Secrets of the Tudor Court se...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it 7 years ago
Great historical details of the Tudor court, but aside from the historical aspects, I found little to enjoy in this book. The heroine was whiny and petulant, and her voice as a narrator was grating and made the book harder to tolerate.
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it 7 years ago
As with the other books in Kate Emerson's Tudor series, I fo und this hard to read. I enjoyed the historical details, but the heroine was, again, spoilt and petulant. She made a difficult narrator, and I found it hard to sympathize with her when all she does is whine all the time.
lenore
lenore rated it 8 years ago
Slow start but otherwise pretty good. After reading so many books from the point of view of King Henry VIII or one of his wives, it was refreshing to read from the point of view of someone else who was around when all these events were happening yet wasn't one of the aforementioned people.
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it 9 years ago
Not a bad book by any means, but Bess and Will's story has the potential for so much more. Full review here, http://misfitandmom.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/by-royal-decree-kate-emerson/
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 10 years ago
Certainly this is yet another novel cashing in on the recent surge in fiction on Tudor England. This time, the heroine is actually someone who lived, Nan Bassett, a relation by marriage -- a very distant one -- to King Henry himself. She has arrived at court to be a maid of honour to the new queen, ...
Tanzanite
Tanzanite rated it 10 years ago
http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/2010/03/secrets-of-tudor-court-between-two.html
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