The Lacey Chronicles #2 by Eve Edwards
The Queen's Lady

72%

21 Critic Reviews

Summed up, this is an exceptional example of historical fiction/romance and I say to Miss Edwards, please write more books!
-Magic of Reading

Synopsis

Book II in The Lacey Chronicles offers another tale of romance, deception and destiny. 

England, 1584.

When beautiful Lady Jane Rievaulx begins her service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled to see the court's newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey.

No matter that Jane was previously courted by the eldest Lacey brother—James is the one who has won her heart. For his part, James cannot deny his fascination with Jane; his plans, however, do not allow for love. He is about to set sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins. But when Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, only one man can save her. Will Master James return to his lady before it's too late?


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Eve Edwards

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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.





Author Residence: Oxford, UK
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 338 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Lacey Chronicles #2
All: 21 | Positive: 18 | Negative: 3

CCB La Valla Library

Excellent
Reviewed by La Valla on Mar 25 2012

What a lovely story, set in 1583, a period of time I don't usually care to read about, however I really enjoyed this book, having picked it up because of the beautiful cover.

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Popcorn Reads

Good
Reviewed by MK on Apr 10 2012

Eve Edwards has done an excellent job with this historical romance. It feels authentic in many ways.

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Alpha Reader

Good
Reviewed by Alpha Reads on Mar 10 2012

I'd love any YA book that allows a young man to say “En garde!” and mean it with deadly intent. . . Eve Edwards has captured a period in time and brought it to exuberant life.

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Journey of a Bookseller

Good
Reviewed by JoAnn Hakola on Apr 04 2012

Take a trip down a historical lane with old-fashioned customs and controversy in good Ol' England. Any girl interested in historical novels or a sweet romance will enjoy reading this book.

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I'd So Rather Be Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Rather Reading on Mar 01 2012

The story felt a little dull, the conflict resolution a little predictable, and I was left wanting something more.

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Between The Pages

Below average
Reviewed by Daisy on Apr 06 2012

Like Ellie in The Other Countess, Jane needs a lot of rescueing. And you know, I like my heroines to at least give the rescueing a good try themselves and in this both novels have let me down.

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YA Reads

Good
Reviewed by Kiona on Mar 31 2012

The Queen’s Lady is filled to the brim with court intrigue, passionate romance, dastardly evil plots, and dashing heroes.

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One Book At A Time

Good
Reviewed by One Book on May 02 2012

In the end, the story was much more intense that the first book in the series

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What I Read and What I Thought

Good
Reviewed by Read Thought on Apr 16 2012

The fun scenes and the happy endings are why I like this series. Things always wrap up so merrily and you'll find no complaints about the lack of realism from me.

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Ink Scratchers

Good
Reviewed by Jade on Apr 10 2012

I love it when a historical novel can take me back to the time it is based in and this one definitely did.

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Curling Up by the Fire

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie on Nov 13 2011

One of the things I really enjoyed about this novel is the conflict that women often faced during this time period, regardless of how strong a character you have or how much money you may have.

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Miss Literati

Good
Reviewed by Miss Literati on May 01 2012

Edwards engages her readers in a tangled romantic tale that features an array of themes of the era including colonization, racial prejudice, discrimination and cultural differences.

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A Tale of Many Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Apr 20 2012

If you are a historical romance fan I would recommend reading this book. Even though it is book #2 in a series, you can easily pick this up without having read book #1.

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Magic of Reading

Good
Reviewed by Magic Reading on Jan 25 2012

Summed up, this is an exceptional example of historical fiction/romance and I say to Miss Edwards, please write more books!

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Tracy's Nook

Good
Reviewed by Tracy on Apr 18 2012

This is a lovely story, the characters are very likable and oh do I feel for Jane.

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Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Apr 10 2012

I liked Jane as a character from the first. She was not the vain, spoiled lady of quality that she was supposed to be

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I Heart YA Books

Good
Reviewed by Debbie on Feb 29 2012

The Queen's Lady is heart-felt, tender, a love story about Jane trying fight for herself and James, the man she loves, in a time when women have no power.

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The Young Contemporaries

Good
Reviewed by Kate on Jan 14 2012

Although this is the second book in the Lacy chronicles you do not have to read them in order to understand what happens.

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Nose in a Book

Below average
Reviewed by Tina on May 01 2012

So this one is a like like The Other Countess in plot; Jane pines for James, James doesn’t realize it, et cetera. Jane seems more relateable since we last saw her, and James has PTSD like crazy from witnessing the Spanish slaughter of the Dutch.

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Just Loomin' N' Readin'

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Apr 28 2012

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good love story, but also to anyone who may not feel comfortable with the sex scenes that are typically found in romance novels.

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Tigers Read

Good
Reviewed by Miss Hill on Apr 10 2012

This is historical romance--big skirts and all! Plenty of love, intrigue, and humor to keep you reading

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