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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Lady Nellanor, a noble beauty at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, loses both her husband and her celebrated guardian, Lord Dudley, within the space of a few months. An orphan whose birth is shrouded in mystery, she had anticipated receiving her inheritance from Dudley, a casket containing information pertaining to her parentage. Dudley's widow, however, realizing that the ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published 1987 by Lorevan Publishing
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Mark Gaulding
Dec 27, 2008 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Ambrosia Sullivan
First Published on The Purple Booker

If you are looking for a light, easy to read book and don't mind a little romance, you'll enjoy the Queen's command. This book is a light romance, and a fairly breezy read over all, although I found a few chapters a little slow. A big reason I am on the fence about this one (thus the three star rating), is that Elizabeth really does not seem to be "herself".

While I concede she is not the main character she is a big player, after all it says "A novel of
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
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
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Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read books like this, but I thought this was amazing!
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Good historical love story.
Jun 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Interesting book about Elizabethan England. Lightly written with some hot spots and action.
Dec 28, 2007 rated it liked it
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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