Majestenin Emriyle (The Three Graces, #1)
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Majestenin Emriyle (The Three Graces #1)

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Graydon'ın Üç Güzeli
olarak bilinen soylu kız kardeşler uğursuz bir laneti taşımaktadır: Âşık olmadan onlarla nişanlanan her erkeğin akıbeti ölümdür...

Lady Isabel Milton, Tudor kralı tarafından tahta bağlılığı sebebiyle Sör
Rand Braesford'a ödül olarak verildiğinde büyük bir hüsrana uğrar. Tutku
dolu bu güçlü adam derhal kocalık haklarını talep eder, Isabel'e ise
sadece bun...more
368 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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Tammy Walton Grant
Wow. Just wow.

I'd never read this author before, which actually surprises me. She's been around since the mid-seventies and has been pretty prolific throughout. I've been reading HR (and bodice-rippers) since the late 70s but for some reason I never picked one up.

I am so glad I finally did -- and thanks to my GR friend Ruth, for writing a stellar review that had me immediately downloading the book from Amazon.

I haven't read a historical romance with so much actual historical detail in it since t...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
You know I would hate to be a woman during this time period. Depending on your class (if you were poor, or a servant, nobody cared about your future marriage partner), you had no say regarding who you wed. Basically, you are your future husband's property. So why do I like reading books where woman are about as valuable as a head of cattle? Because somehow, someway, a magical, beautiful romance can evolve from these horrible arrangements.

That was the case with Isabel and Rand. Isabel is in an up...more
Jill
In England of 1486 Lady Isabel Milton has managed to fend off four suitors. She has no wish to marry nor see her two younger sisters marry after witnessing the brutal and degrading life her mother had with their stepfather. Luckily for Isabel and her sisters they have been cursed. The curse of the Three Graces of Graydon will bring death or disaster upon any man who takes any of the three sisters in a loveless union.

Sir Randall Braesford is the fifth in line for Isabel's hand. She has been gifte...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
It’s not my style to DNF something but I’m not in the mood for reading something like this. I could take approximately 30% of it but then I had to give up. I won’t be mean and criticize the book; I’ll just mention the things that bothered me:
1. HR + arranged marriage = meh
2. The dude is too set out to "bed" her. It’s making me feel like he’s a pervert or something
3. The chick is a stuck up brat
4. zZzZzZzZz

Conclusion? Not my cup of tea.
Aly is so frigging bored
This book sucks! I read 1/4 of it and it was enough. I hate it when I have to agree with Anzu, but this was a fiasco!

Isabel was thinking of how could she escape marrying "beneath her" and Randal of how fast could he bed her 8-|. Besides that little problem we have the language: so damn flowery! What I've 'read' I mostly skimmed because it was too annoying! And all that descriptions of food and clothes left me bleary eyed!

Everyone who knows me is aware that I hate not finishing a book, but I coul...more
Ruth
I can't believe I didn't post this sooner.... My bad..

If you want a nicely paced romance, with credible heroine, and full-on warrior hero, with a great plot and convincing early Tudor setting, all with a nice splash of sex thrown in, then this is the book for you!

I have to admit that this is the first book by this author for me, and.. how did I miss her? This book has everything that I really like in a historical romance, not least the great lengths the author has gone to to make it feel right....more
Regan Walker
Worthy Medieval Read

Set in 1486 when Henry Tudor was king of England, Lady Isabel Milton is commanded to wed Sir Randall of Braesford, as reward for his loyalty to his king. Isabel would be wed by now but it seems all the suitors for her and her two sisters have been dying off. Isabel, wanting to allow them to stay single, perpetuates the myth of the Graydon curse, that only a man who loves them can claim them without mishap. All potential suitors are put off and the girls stay free until Sir Ra...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: July 19, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, The Three Graces
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Hot


This is my first "Tudor" historical that I've ever read, and I have to say, it was a nice change of pace.

Lady Isabel Milton has lived a life of relative security in a time where women are treated as both pawn...more
Sarah
It's been a very long time since I enjoyed a medieval-set romance. It's difficult for an author to create a world that doesn't ring completely false, while still writing characters that are sympathetic and enjoyable to the modern eye. By His Majesty's Grace is a great blending of characters, history, and intrigue - and while I was initially leaning a little closer to 3 stars, I've found that I miss being immersed in its world. It's a rare book indeed that can make me feel that way, so up goeth t...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
If Lady Isabel had her way, she'd never marry. She is so opposed to the idea that she constructed a so-called curse to dissuade potential suitors. Any man who tried to force a loveless marriage with Isabel or one of her two sisters would face disaster. But Braesford doesn't fear the curse. He relishes the idea of marrying Isabel... and his friend King Henry has helped him, by giving him the lady in a royal decree.

At first, it seems that Isabel will be spared the marriage she hopes to avoid. Just...more
Laura
The curse of The Three Graces falls upon men who become involved with any of the three Milton sisters. Only a man who truly loves one of the sisters will escape the effects of the curse.

Lady Isabel Milton is forced into marrying a knight from King Henry VII’s court, Rand Braesford, a loyal and trusted friend of the king. She has no desire to marry, and has even less desire to consummate the wedding. Secretly, she hopes that the faithful curse of The Three Graces will kick end and help rid her o...more
Madu
OH GOD
Kill me now! Don't make me read this book anymore!
Too much description! The dialogue is so bad it makes me want to cut every part of my body! And it's slow and without any humour
I think I read the least, comparing to the rest of our group-read, but I couldn't make myself read more!
Sharon Tyler
By His Majesty’s Grace by Jennifer Blake is a charming well-researched historical romance, which will be released on July 26 2011. The story revolved around Lady Isabel Milton and Earl Rand Braesford. Isabel has spent years spreading talk of a curse that has thus far protected herself and her two younger sisters from unwanted marriage. Rand was enchanted by the sight of Isabel at a social event, and was thankful to receive the bounty of her hand and marriage via his favor with the king. Isabel i...more
HÜLYA
Majestenin Emriyle-Jennifep Blake

Tipik bir Tudor dönemi romanıydi hikaye başlarda cok duragandi
ortalarina kadar böyle gitti. Sonradan sayfalarda ilerledikce acılmaya
başladi. Hikaye bence daha canlı olabilirdi bu ya yazardan ya da
ceviriden kaynaklaniyor olabilir diye düşünüyorum..
Yinede begenerek ama ikinci kez okumayi düsündügüm romanlardan olmadığını söylemeliyim... Hikayedeki kurgu,tarihi mekanda asla bir Virginia
Henley,Anya Seton tadını bulamasamda zevk alarak okudum.. Üc kitaplik bir seri ol...more
Lisarenee
Notes: I got to read the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book.

Lady Isabella Milton is one of The Three Graces. Any man who seeks to marry her or one of her two sisters risks his life if he doesn't first love the one he weds, or so the rumor goes. Isabella has just been betrothed to Randall Braesford. She's not happy, for she knows not who the man is and has been trying to avoid a match for years. After several of her former fiances died before she could wed them, she successfully spread the r...more
Alexandria Brim
Set during the reign of Henry VII, the story follows Isabel of Graydon. She is the oldest of three sisters, all whom are feared by the noblemen of England. Anyone who tries to marry them is cursed. And so the women enjoy a luxury not many in their time period have--they avoid unwanted marriages. Until Henry VII becomes their protector and arranges a marriage between Isabel and Randall Braesford, Henry's faithful friend. This happens prior to the start of the story, which begins with Isabel's arr...more
Gaile
Ordered to marry Sir Randall Braesford by both Henry VII and her hated stepbrother, Isabel Milton travels to Braesford to marry him only to have her betrothed arrested the same night and on her way back to the king. The King's mistress and love child has disappeared. Instead of immediately sending Braesford to the tower, he insists the two marry while he investigates. Isabel finds Braesford to be not at all what she had expected.
Even though her stepbrother also forced the marriage, she suspects...more
Jen
It's been a while since I read a medieval historical romance. However, I love stories of princes and knights and damsels in distress, so this book seemed an appropriate choice when I was looking for something new to read on NetGalley. Jennifer Blake weaves a luscious tale of treason, passion, betrayal, and honor in this tale of Lady Isabel Milton and Earl Rand Braesford.

Isabel and her sisters have woven the tale of the curse of the Three Graces of Graydon to protect themselves from being wed to...more
Cleffairy
Reviewed at: Library of Lights
Date reviewed: 4 June 2011
Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=327

I thought I wouldn’t enjoy By His Majesty’s Grace by Jennifer Blake. i thought it’s another one of those boring historical romance where things are unbearably slow. But I was very wrong. This book is quite a naughty and lusty read with palace intrigue and suspense. There’s a dose of dark mystery lurking in the background to be discovered too.

Overall, this book is a wonderful read, and I definitely...more
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
I’m reviewing this book for Net Galley.

Jennifer Blake pens another great historical romance with By His Majesty’s Grace, the first book in a new trilogy set in 15th century England. The series is about three sisters who have spun a tale about the curse of The Three Graces of Graydon. Isabel Milton, the eldest sister, is the heroine in this first book has been ordered by King Henry VII to marry Sir Rand Braesford. The fast-paced adventure has you quickly turning the pages to see what happens next...more
Ashley
I don't know why I didn't like this one!! Many of my favorite books are by Jennifer Blake. Like all of her books, it was well researched and she includes lots of historical facts .

I really thought I should like this one.... which is why I kept reading. It just never redeemed itself in my eyes!
Wench
So this is, I'm told, intended to be a romance. And there's certainly plenty of sexing, but what's missing is WHY. Yes, they're married. That's... about all the reason we get, really. There's no chemistry, no relationship-building. We get a whole lot about how Our Heroine doesn't want to marry, gets forced in to it anyway, and then... oh well I guess he's okay I guess. It's boring, really, and unrealistic.

The intrigue was pretty good, and why I continued reading, and then OF COURSE a woman was...more
Gaby
Lady Isabel Milton and her sisters are cursed with the curse of the Three Graces of Graydon, which says that any man betrothed to them without love is doomed to die. It's the perfect curse for someone who doesn't want to marry, like Isabel. After seeing the brutal marriage of her mother, it's her wish to remain alone.

But it's impossible to refuse the King when he orders her to marry Sir Randall Braesford, as a gift to him for his services.

I really liked Isabel. Even when she's being controlled b...more
Tanya
It's been awhile since I read a historical romance that wasn't a Regency. I forgot how much I like other periods in English history. Ms. Blake does a good job of explaining the changes in monarchy during the War of the Roses.

Isabel has avoided marrying by way of the Curse of the Three Graces of Graydon. Four previous suitors have already died. Sir Rand, a baseborn knight who is a favorite of King Henry VII, is given the right to marry her. She hopes for anything that will stop it as she wants to...more
Kelsey
Isabel Milton has met her match in Sir Randall Braesford. The curse of The Three Graces of Graydon is not going to save her this time. Even though the previous five attempts on marrying her off has failed with disease, accident or warfare, Braesford fears nothing. On the day of their nuptials, unfortunately, Braesford’s half-brother William McConnell shows up to arrest him on the charge of murder of Juliette d’Amboise’s, Henry VII’s mistress, baby girl. Braesford knows that the charges are false...more
Cris
Blake evokes the historical setting of King Henry VII’s court very well. Her plot is straightforward and easy to follow, although it lags a bit in the middle. But it is Blake’s characters that truly shine. We meet Isabel as she’s being forced to marry someone, a lowborn illegitimate total stranger. And Rand (the man in question) makes it clear that Isabel will be consummating that marriage immediately. He’s not about to wait even though Isabel asks for just a little time to know him first. I’ve...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
By His Majesty’s Grace[Image] is set in the time of Henry VII, a turbulent time in English history. Henry has finally secured the English throne but he still sees plots and treason around every corner. Jennifer Blake has researched the history of this time and uses it to construct a compelling story. Henry’s paranoia works as the central theme. Isabel Milton and her two sisters have come up with a great way to discourage suitors. Isabel, the oldest, has been betrothed four times and each of her...more
~Leslie~
I have never read a Jennifer Blake novel before and I was pleasantly surprised. The cover threw me off a little but it was much better than I expected. I am hovering between 3.5 and 4 stars. This is a historical romance with a dash of a mystery thrown in. It appears to be relatively well researched story set at the start of Henry VII's reign. Isabelle is the oldest of 3 sisters and they have come up with a unique way to prevent a forced marriage. They have come up with the story of a curse to an...more
Tracy
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Little Too Heavy on the History

Lady Isabel Milton was not pleased when the Tudor king Henry VII gave her hand to Earl Randall Braesford for his loyalty to the crown. The notorious curse of the Three Graces of Graydon has finally failed to keep her free of the odious shackles of marriage, and to make matters worse, Braesford has no social standing. He's little more than a farmer and is, to put it mildly, beneath her.

The fact that he is put together rather well - a true warrior in f...more
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Jennifer Blake has been called a “pioneer of the romance genre”, and an “icon of the romance industry.” A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two “Maggi...more
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