The Rogue's Princess (Lacey Chronicles Series #3)

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England, 1586

Mercy Hart, daughter of one of London's wealthiest and most devout cloth merchants, is expected to marry her equal in rank and piety. Certainly not Kit Turner, a lowly actor and playboy, who also happens to be the late Earl of Dorset's illegitimate son. But when a chance encounter throws them together, Kit instantly falls for the beautiful Mercy's charms . . . and Mercy can't deny the passion that Kit stirs within her. She seems ready to defy her father's ...

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Overview

England, 1586

Mercy Hart, daughter of one of London's wealthiest and most devout cloth merchants, is expected to marry her equal in rank and piety. Certainly not Kit Turner, a lowly actor and playboy, who also happens to be the late Earl of Dorset's illegitimate son. But when a chance encounter throws them together, Kit instantly falls for the beautiful Mercy's charms . . . and Mercy can't deny the passion that Kit stirs within her. She seems ready to defy her father's wishes--ready to renounce her family and her family name for true love. 

Then Kit finds himself accused treason. 

Will Mercy have the strength to stand by him? Or will she succumb to pressure and break his heart? 

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
In spite of Mercy Hart's name, she fears that God may not be exacting much mercy towards her family. Perhaps this fear causes Mercy to be cautious about attending an evening at a friend's house. Her Aunt Rose agrees to go with Mercy. At this dinner, a young actor named Kit Turner also attends. When Kit sees Mercy he cannot take his eyes from her beauty; she is also taken with Kit and the two perform a song together. Mercy later learns that Kit is an actor and knows her father would not approve of a match with Kit. Kit tries valiantly to prove his worth to Mercy and her father by saving money. Unknowingly he becomes arrested for treason but Mercy's good cooking helps Kit escape. For high school readers that enjoy historical romance, this third part of the "Lacey Chronicles" series might appeal, especially if one sees the romantic cover photograph. The story of Mercy and Kit stands well on its own; however, the long sentences and somewhat confusing writing may make this a novel without broad appeal. High school girls or current fans of the series can enjoy this romance set in Elizabethan England. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
VOYA - Gwen Amborski
The Rogue's Princess fits very nicely with the companion novels in the Lacey Chronicles. Edwards delivers another sweet romance set in the 1500s. The main characters have captivating backgrounds that give the story life. This novel is a quick, entertaining read for anyone who enjoys a sentimental love story. Reviewer: Gwen Amborski, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Adrienne Amborski
Set in Elizabethan England, The Rogue's Princess continues the Lacey Chronicles. Mercy Hart is the sheltered sixteen-year-old daughter of a pious and wealthy merchant of London. The handsome Kit Turner is the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorset and a flamboyant actor in the theatre group of London. Upon meeting at a dinner party, this unlikely match feels the romantic sparks fly between. Innocent and naive, Mercy is torn between obeying her father's wishes to marry Righteous Field, the son of her church's priest, or to follow her heart's desire to love Kit. Meanwhile, Kit's feelings for Mercy cause him to re-examine his roguish lifestyle and decide that he has found the woman who can tame his wild ways. When Kit is unjustly accused of treason against Queen Elizabeth's court, Mercy must disobey her father and rescue Kit from the gallows. In the first two Lacey Chronicles, The Other Countess (Delacorte, 2011) and The Queen's Lady (Delacorte, 2012/Voya April 2012), readers are introduced to Kit's half brothers, William, James, and Tobias. Although details of the first two novels are referenced in The Rogue's Princess, this title can be enjoyed as a stand-alone addition. Edwards deftly intertwines historical facts and figures, such as Sir Walter Raleigh and William Shakespeare, providing readers a rich background for a romantic story with adventure and touches of humor. With sexual innuendos and situations, The Rogue's Princess is a pleasing foray into Elizabethan England for older teens and adults. Reviewer: Adrienne Amborski
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385740937
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Lacey Chronicles Series , #3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 799,860
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

EVE EDWARDS has a doctorate from Oxford University. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts, and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds, and tastes right for The Lacey Chronicles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Im in love!

    Eve edwards has sparked a amazing romance to life and held me captive in it

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