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The Queen's Lady (Lacey Chronicles Series #2)

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

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    Awesome YA Historical Romance

    This is the 2nd book in the Lacey Chronicles series and revolves around James Lacey and Jane Perceval from the first book.
    In this one Jane is newly widowed after marrying an elderly man in the hopes she could escape her father's schemes. She ends up going to court to be one of the Queen's ladies. And of course her father tries to coerce her into marrying a wealthy man again. She doesn't want to marry again, partly because she absolutely does not want to marry anyone her gold digging father chooses for her and partly because she is still in love with James Lacey, the Earl of Dorset's younger brother whom she hasn't seen since she broke off the engagement with the Earl.
    James Lacey is newly returned from being a scout the Low Countries, haunted with all that he has seen of the war. On his brother's suggestion as a way to get out of his slump, he goes to court to join Walter Ralegh's ambitions to take a voyage to the Americas.
    They meet again and James demands to know why Jane refused his brother, not knowing she did it because she could see how much Ellie and Will love each other. After that fateful meeting they once again become entwined in each others lives by various means and realize they may just suit after all.

    This book was really really good too. I love Eve Edwards books! I just loved that we got to catch up with the main characters from the first book, even though they weren't the main characters in this one. This book also set up the main character for the third book as well as having a side story revolving around Diego, James' servant and Milly, Jane's friend from school, which I enjoyed as well. This series is quite good and I have high hopes for the third book, titled 'Rogue's Princess'. I can't wait to read it :)

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

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    Review: The Queen's Lady

    I've decided that I really enjoy historical fiction series that follow a family. You get a new story, but yet don't lose the characters from the previous book. And since this is set in my favorite time period, it hoped to be a win-win situation.

    I really loved Lady Jane in this book. I wasn't sure what we would get from her, since her character was a little harsh in the first book. But, I think the events from that lead to were she is today. She knows what she wants and what she doesn't. She really fights to maintain that freedom in a time period that females had anything but that. She tries to step out of the shackles of a father who wants to control her plus keep control of her dowry. Her stepsons wants to paint her as the the type of person she really isn't. It was down right depressing what these people put her through.

    I was a little hesitant about James for at least half of the book. I really liked him in the first story, but could really tell that life had changed him and not for the better. Plus, circumstances didn't not leave Jane in the best of lights in his mind. I was afraid he would let his own prejudices get in the way of who she really was. I wasn't sure he could admit to himself that he would overcome his problems and be the man Jane needed him to be.

    In the end, the story was much more intense that the first book in the series. I was really afraid that James might be too late to save Jane (and really, why would the story end that way). I did kind of wonder about Queen Elizabeth's roles in this story. She seemed slightly out of character. I'm not sure she would have been accommodating, but then she really did hate to see her Lady's in Waiting leave her services.

    I can't wait for the next one in this series. I've enjoyed it so far, and don't think I will be disappointed!

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