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The Queen's Command

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An engrossing novel, rich in historical details, unforgettable characters. Heart-stopping intrigue and timeless romance- as found only in the Tudor court.
For young widow Lady Nellanor Amesly, the court of Queen Elizabeth I is the most exciting place in the world. but the death of her guardian, Sir Robert Dudley, casts a menacing uncertainty over her future, as his vindicti
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published by Madison Park Press (first published 1987)
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Mark Gaulding
This was a fun read and I thought an interesting between the lines and informed discussion/debate of the true nature Virgin Queen which I am surprised to see in this genre (romance). I also thought the author's attempts at evoking pleasant smells (the heroine always smells like honey and roses) was curious. Because the more she made these attempts the more I wondered what all the awful smells must have been like. I kept thinking what exactly does the hero, "Will", smell like if she "Nell" the he ...more
I didn't expect to like this book because I am not a huge fan of light romances. This book is about Nellanor Amesly, ward of the recently deceased Robert Dudley. She has a complicated relationship with Queen Elizabeth and feels as though she can never do enough to please her. Queen Elizabeth sends her on a mission to recover some letters belonging to Robert Dudley. This is complicated because Dudley told Nellanor that these letters would be her legacy. She is sent on her mission with a handsome ...more
An entertaining historical romance that takes place in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth commands Nellanor Amesly, ward of Robert Dudley to retrieve a silver casket of personal letters allegedly written by Queen Elizabeth that were stolen by agents of Spain. As Nell's accomplice, Elizabeth sends handsome (of course) Will Steele. High adventure, lots of swashbuckling, and wild coach rides. ...more
A light and easy read. A historical romance which wasn't always predictable, which I liked. The story was fast paced, so the few boring parts were at least over quickly. ...more
Paden Moore
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't normally read books like this, but I thought this was amazing! ...more
Nov 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good historical love story.
Jun 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book about Elizabethan England. Lightly written with some hot spots and action.
Dec 28, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much of the historical facts are correct. The main character is fiction as far as I can figure out. Good ending.
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Maggie Osborne is the author of I Do, I Do, I Do and Silver Lining, as well as more than forty contemporary and historical romance novels written as Maggie Osborne and Margaret St. George. She has won numerous awards from Romantic Times, Affaire de Coeur, BookraK, the Colorado Romance Writers, and Coeur du Bois, among others. Osborne won the RITA for long historical from the

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