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So Fair a Lady

(Daughters of His Kingdom #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  680 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Boston, MA 1773: Shards of Eliza Campbell's life crash to the ground when she discovers a devastating secret: her father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty. Determined to uncover the truth--at any cost--not even a marriage proposal from the dashing British Officer Samuel Martin can dissuade her. When rescued from British capture by handsome patriot Thomas Watson, Eliza disc ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 12th 2014 by Liberty Publishing (first published April 14th 2014)
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Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historical Romance

I really enjoyed this story! I love American history and romance and this book has both! I plan to read the next book in the series.
So Fair a Lady is a novel for those who crave a lot of romantic moments in their historical fiction. Though the plot focuses primarily on the romantic aspect of the story, the historical aspects were well-done. I loved the little nuances about their daily life – nights talking & reading by the fire, days spent baking, working as a printer and intricate gowns worn by the ladies. The language, mannerisms, dress and descriptions all spoke to the colonial period.

My favorite parts of the story were
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So Fair A Lady is the main reason why I do not just read books from major publishing companies. there are so many diamond reads from independent publishing and this book is one of those. I loved Amber Lynn Perry's characters, location, and story. She definitely knows how to write. Her writing reminds me of two of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz and Jody Hedlund. What a fantastic debut! I can't wait to read book 2 of the series. I love love love this book. It's definitely a keeper. Way to go, A ...more
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much I was so sad it ended. I fell in love with all the characters and how they interacted with each other. It starts out with the main character, Eliza confused to find out that her father was a patriot and not a loyalist. Her father always told her to stay true to the king but he was against the king so who should she be loyal to? While she is torned between what side she is ment to be on she meets a handsome patriot named Thomas Martain. Now she has to make some big decis ...more
Honestly, I ended up skimming at the end. Among other things, there was content that I did not agree with/was uncomfortable with.
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Paula Shreckhise
So Fair A Lady by Amber Lynn Perry is the first book in the Daughters of the Kingdom series.

Against a rich historical backdrop of Boston in 1773, Amber Lynn Perry spins a tale of secrets and patriotism.

Eliza and Kitty’s father has died and unbeknownst to them he was a Patriot, not a Tory, as supposed. Eliza is almost betrothed to Samuel, a Redcoat. But is Samuel loyal to the king or just obsessed with Eliza? Thomas, a student of Eliza’s father, sets out to warn the girls about imminent danger
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I have loved reading novels set in the Colonial time period since I picked up Ann Rinaldi's Time Enough for Drums as a teenager. There is something about the political birth of our country and the patriots that affected change that is so powerful. This book is especially dynamic since Eliza begins loyal to the King of England, but as she follows the prompting of her father to search for the truth, she comes to an understanding that the true King to whom her loyalties belong is God.

The relationsh
Mar 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm 35% through and I just don't think I can finish this book. In 35% there has been a misuse of your vs. you're, unbelievable immediate attraction (from a girl who had previously discussed marriage multiple times with another guy who is the villain), a traitor who is pitied instead of punished, several instances of "personal revelation" where God just bypasses Scripture to tell this girl that some strange man is the best ever, and rather surprisingly, a near death visit from her father's "spiri ...more
The author has promise but this book frustrated me. There were a few noticeable misspellings and grammar mistakes, so the book could have used a good editor. The story was interesting and that's what held my interest through the end. The romance, however, drove me insane. I don't read purely romance novels because of lines like this -

"His name sent a burst of flower petals showering down her skin."

"The closeness of him almost untied the laces of her willpower."


If the romantic thoughts a
I'm revising this review, on further reflection, after a friend remarked how it saddened her that I didn't care for it much.
What happened was I was listening to this first book, and, although the narrator is a really good reader, the melodrama with which she reads it, in my estimation, changes the tone of the book. All along I was thinking how I didn't like the over the top writing, but I now think much of my opinion was based on how it was read. Narrators can make or break a book. When I listen
Nice story, but one big issue.

Entertaining, but... There were 2 things that took away from it for me though...I didn't quite get why Samuel thought the girls were kidnapped to their harm when he gave the orders to arrest the families of rebels, and he knew the father was a rebel, and also the one who supposedly took them was a rebel. What would be his motivation? The other issue relates to faith, and faith is always a serious business. While the characters were God-honoring and there were even B
Amber Schamel
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: never-finished
I had to come back and add to my review of this book.
So Fair a Lady has a fantastic villain. Eliza has two love interests, and one of them is the villain...but she doesn't know he's the villain. He has a lot of redeeming qualities, yet he's still utterly despicable and believable all at the same time. She did a great job on him.
A very well written and absorbing story...the only reason for the critical rating is...I found it a bit too "passionate" for my taste of Christian literature. For this r
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I never know what to expect when I read a new author, so I was really surprised when I fell in love with this one! The descriptions made me feel like I was actually involved in the story, and I couldn't put it down. Definitely picking up book #2!
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 50-states
Can I just start by saying that Amber Lynn Perry is a new favorite in the historical romance genre on my bookshelf! One of the hallmarks for me of a good writer is that he or she draws the reader into the action making them a part of the story. Perry not only successfully accomplishes this with the action and danger unfolding throughout the plot, but also takes her writing to the next level by drawing the reader straight into the depths of the emotions the characters are experiencing. I did not ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Ok. This started out as OK fluff. ALMOST an actual historical fiction. Halfway through, I realized it wasn't really historical. It was a soap opera. I kept hoping something would happen to change my mind...oh the cheesiness.
Of course the main characters were incredibly beautiful and handsome...and there was smooching and lots of pressing bodies together. Ok, enough please. It got very old. I had visions of days of our lives characters floating through my head- (although i haven't watched a soap
Jun 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Got bored not going to finish
Lynda Edwards
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
In So Fair a Lady, the first book in the Daughters of His Kingdom series, we are swept back in time to the beginning of the American Revolution. In both its detail and storytelling, this book is superb.

From the first pages, the pace is stunning. Within the initial few chapters, the main characters lose an anchoring force in their lives and find themselves on the run from the British. As the story progresses, we learn more about Eliza’s father and Thomas’ mentor, Robert Campbell, culminating in a
Elizabeth Fluegel
Jul 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At first this book was really intriguing, I like books set in the colonial period and the book started off with some interesting conflicts. However the last 60% of the book proved this was more of a romance that could have been set at any time period and nothing would have changed. The spiritual storyline with finding a testimony of the revolution was a bit bland, and the characters in general were boring and annoying. Eliza was dumb and didn't grow up or learn much at all, other than what she w ...more
Loved it!!! Full review coming soon!!
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
So Fair a Lady is a great debut novel by a very promising new author. The novel is a terrific story that catches the reader’s attention and holds it throughout the book. The plot gets a grip on the reader immediately, and the suspense pulls one along at an excellent pace.

Set in Boston, Massachusetts in 1773 the story details the turmoil and conflict going on at that time. The per-Revolutionary period was a volatile time and very few escaped the political intrigues. I enjoyed the historical deta
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
I can tell that this novel is a debut novel. It feels very formulaic and is easy to see where things are going. I hope the author has come into her style a bit more by the second novel. I do like the two main characters, Eliza and Thomas. I think they are very believable characters. I love Nathaniel and Kitty, so I am very excited to read their story next. The historical setting is very interesting. When the author discussed actual events, I think those were some of the best moments in the book, ...more
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
A spectacular debut novel by Amber Perry! Breathtaking and gut-wrenching scenes fill this wonderful pre-Revolutionary War story about two courageous Americans; whose faith and patriotism motivate them to seek truth above all else, and whose love of country and each other push them toward ultimate sacrifices.

Eliza Campbell's sheltered life disintegrates when her beloved father dies and leaves behind the discovery of a well-kept secret; one that he desperately wishes Eliza to know and understand.
Dana Michael
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Story

This is a beautiful love story that takes us back in American history. I love historical fiction and learning bits of history through fiction is definitely a plus for me. This book was riveting. I fell in love with the hero, Thomas. He was handsome, brave, and loyal to not only the cause, but to his love Eliza. Eliza was a beautiful young lady who being a bit naive because of a sheltered life began to seek the truth. I enjoyed seeing her learn from her mistakes. This book was a pl
4.5 Stars!
So Fair a Lady is intriguing, delightful and keeps you on the edge of your seat! Perry brings to life this very important time in our nations history. You are hearkened to this tumultuous time, your heart beating rapidly at moments, as if you too are caught up in the movement and the danger. And while spinning this thread, she also weaves in moments of faith, romance and friendship. I was completely fascinated and eagerly sped through this novel today. In fact, I am quiet eager to beg
Joan Arning
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My attention was captured from the first paragraph! Imagine learning upon his death that your respected Tory father is actually a patriot! It is hard to believe So Fair a Lady is Amber Lynn Perry's debut novel! This revolutionary era book is fast-paced with strong main characters! Set in the Boston to Barnstable, Massachusetts area, the book contains plenty of action. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys American historical fiction. I won So Fair A Lady in a giveaway by Loraine Nune ...more
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
I found the plot okay... but the love story (and the grand finale) were just a little too over the top for me...

Also - (this was not the cause for my rating as it's not necessarily the author or book's fault...) the editing was terrible. I'm not a great speller/proofreader, but I was able to locate many errors in sentence structure, spelling, and layout... Disappointing.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This was such a good book! I loved the bit of history, the suspense that kept building through the book because you just knew it was all going to hit the roof, the growing attraction between the main characters, . . . Just so good. The forward momentum was fantastic. I'm looking forward to the next book! Which I have. Yay!

Content: Mild violence, Christian fiction elements, kissing
Sandy Bernahl
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hero's of the Past

As more documents of the past emerge, authors are writing very good stories incorporating people and historical events. This is one of them. This is a sweet romance with danger, mystery, betrayal and some honest mistakes interwoven into the plot. This is a clean yet realistic story of the times.
Jul 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I haven't read much in this era and after becoming obsessed with Hamilton I thought it might be fun. The book was enjoyable but there were also some things about it I thought were weird and the American Revolution content was pretty light.
Cynthia Marcano
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this period of American History. Perry did a great job telling the story of two everyday people finding love and truth in such chaotic and confusing times. I felt like I was in the thick of it of Boston and the colonies.
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