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By Royal Decree by Kate Emerson
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Jan 19, 11

bookshelves: harriet-loved-it, tudor-lite, all-aboard-for-the-tudor-train
Read in January, 2011

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/201...
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Reading Progress

01/16/2011 page 6
2.0% "Catherine Howard has been arrested for treason, but I think not yet beheaded. The story begins as our heroine is one of 61 eligible noblewomen invited to dinner with "King-Henry the Eight of England" so he can peruse them and pick his next bride."
01/17/2011 page 104
27.0% "Not much of anything happening yet. Lots of dress up court stuff, but no meat on the bones."
01/17/2011 page 105
27.0% "William Parr "
01/17/2011 page 130
34.0% "Notes to self. The use of "Royal Decree" is overused to the point of being clubbed over the head with it. While Bess is definitely more likeable than the heroine of the last book, she also not terribly interesting. Also, I'm not picking up on the historical details of clothes, food, etc. like I did in book one."
01/17/2011 page 250
65.0% "Some real lost opportunities here, all that time spent with Bess stamping her feet wanting to be with her *twu wuv*, instead of us seeing the formidable woman she must have been in her later years :/" 4 comments
01/18/2011 page 288
75.0% "Wik article on the "real" Bess (might be spoilerish for some), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabet...

Does not not sound like excellent material for a rich, meaty novel?"
01/18/2011 page 320
83.0% "Unfortunate that things in Bess' life get interesting so close to the end of the book :/"

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Terry Curious to see what you think of this one. It was definitely better than the second in the series.


Misfit I couldn't finish that one. I'm going in expecting fluff so I hope I'll be OK.


message 3: by Michele (new)

Michele never could get into this series....


Misfit I liked the first one well enough as 3.5 fluff when I needed some brain candy, but I bailed early on book #2. I hope to finish, one of the challenge categories at PBS is follow the leader. I was looking for a follow the latest Tudor fluff kind of idea...

shhh, don't tell :)


message 5: by Michele (new)

Michele Misfit wrote: "I liked the first one well enough as 3.5 fluff when I needed some brain candy, but I bailed early on book #2. I hope to finish, one of the challenge categories at PBS is follow the leader. I was lo..."

Your secret is safe with me. (fluff-monger)


Misfit :)

**swallow your beverage before going here**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQAfkY...


message 7: by Michele (new)

Michele HA! cut it out....(*snort*)


Misfit Michele wrote: "HA! cut it out....(*snort*)"

I hope you weren't in the cockpit laughing your arse off :D

I thought the pink balloons were a perfect touch, although I kinda like the Disney version,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYT4t4...


message 9: by Michele (new)

Michele No, at home, but may have laughed loud enough to wake kids.


Misfit Michele wrote: "No, at home, but may have laughed loud enough to wake kids."

Not that!

I sincerely hope no one else knows what the h*** we're talking about :p


Misfit Oh I love those Youtube rec's. I will have to save this one for my next sugar-coated HF heroine,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g5b-Q...


message 12: by Michele (new)

Michele I've got a few suggestions for that one, lol.


Misfit Michele wrote: "I've got a few suggestions for that one, lol."

I'll bet you do :)


message 14: by Claire (new)

Claire does not sound terribly accurate or historical


Misfit Claire wrote: "does not sound terribly accurate or historical"

Eh, it's not bad Claire. I'm almost done, should finish up later today or tomorrow morning.


message 16: by Claire (new)

Claire I'll keep an open mind till I read your review.


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura Misfit is back, loved her new pic!!!


Misfit Laura wrote: "Misfit is back, loved her new pic!!!"

I'll tell her she was missed :)


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura thanks to put her back online!!


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