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Tudor Rose

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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In 16th-century England, two teenage best friends find themselves on an exciting journey from the country to the Queen’s court in the hope of being named ladies-in-waiting. But Sybille and Rose soon discover they aren’t the only girls who have their sights set on attending Her Majesty. The girls must compete against worldly and cunning opponents, among them mean-girl Avis ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Month9Books
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An exciting and engaging read! So well done.
Michelle Doll
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for my niece who loved Bill Doyle's Crime Through Time series. This book is totally different and she totally loves it! She's 15 and literally could not put the book down. Better to scold them for crossing the street for reading a book than looking at her phone I guess. Looking forward to more from Bill Doyle! ...more
Daniel Kirk
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book and polished it off in short order! The opening chapter had me hooked and really set the tone for the whole book. What impresses me most is how relatable the story is even though it is historical fiction. The scenes played out in the book could be reset in any modern day high school simply by changing the location. I thought back to my own experiences growing up and realized how many Roses and Sybilles I knew. However, setting it in Elizabetha ...more
Charles L.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this book for my niece, who absolutely loved it! She has always been a voracious reader, but she literally could not put it down until she finished it. She than wanted to tell me all about the characters, going on and on about Avis and Rose and the others, and about what life must have been like back then. As a lark, I picked it up to read, and I actually really liked it too! Highly recommended.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love books that engage young readers in history. A fu, engaging, well written book that brings to life a fascinating time in history.
Tracy Rogers
Feb 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Tudor Rose is set in England in the 1500’s. It follows three girls who are competing for a position that would put them close to the queen. Based on the time period, setting, and a very general overview of the plot, I really thought I would enjoy this book. I wanted to, and I tried, but I really did not enjoy reading this book at all. When I started reading it, I felt like I had picked it up and started somewhere in the middle of a story, because there was so little backstory or character develo ...more
Linda Romer
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I thought Tudor Rose was a very good read. This book is full of intrigue that keeps you thinking until the plot unfolds. I enjoyed Rose, Sybille and the mean and nasty Avis. Lot's of fun with a great plot. The ending was revealing and suggests more to come. I would read a book 2 if it were in the works. I enjoyed the Authors writing and am looking forward to reading more of his work.

I give Tudor Rose 4 stars for its intriguing read.
I would recommend this book to YA/Historical Fiction fans.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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So my first ever early review copy did disappoint. It's hard when we're selecting, I sort of skim through the synopses and pick whatever sounds even remotely interesting. The more books I claim, the more likely I am to win one. I re-read the synopsis to this one after reading the book and was reminded why I chose it. It did seem interesting! But there were just too many irksome things in this book for me to appreciate the story itself. Not only were those things annoying, but they kept happening ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this historical fiction! Tons of drama and intrigue that made it hard to put down! I liked the writing! The plot was exciting!  I enjoyed reading Tudor Rose!

J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tudor Rose by W.H. Doyle follows two young women as they journey to London, Sybille to be married, and Rose as her companion. Sybille was to be a lady-in-waiting to Lady Agnes, one of Queen Elizabeth's ladies-in-waiting, and sister to Valentine, Sybille's fiancé. However, Lady Agnes passes from what seemed like pneumonia, or possibly tuberculosis. Sybille is determined to take Agnes' place, bringing her into conflict with her fiancé's other sister, Avis. A confrontation at banquet catches the Qu ...more
Hannah Michaels
Mar 05, 2019 rated it liked it
While this book has potential, I think it’s far from being complete. It lacks a certain fire that draws you on and keeps you reading. Most things didn’t feel connected. The big reveals at the end felt like they were thrown inside with no regard to the build up before. There were several issues throughout that I think needed to be addressed. Overall, a good effort but it just missed the mark.
Caroline Palmer
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I recieved this book in exchange for a review, so here goes. I just couldn’t get through it. The opening scene (the purity test) isn’t historically accurate (the parents would have bribed the midwife if such a test was needed, not the girl’s friends& someone like Dr. Dee wouldn’t be present without a close connection to the girl’s family). Plus, at the time the novel takes place, Francis Walsingham would have just been entering Royal service and would have been one of William Cecil’s secretaries ...more
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Weird. I liked Rose but didn’t like any of the other characters. The ending was FRUSTRATING and had zero resolve. Not my favorite-seemed like a bunch of plot points without any fleshing out or transitioning.
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W.H. Doyle has been writing best-selling books for younger readers with major publishers under the name Bill Doyle. His has written for Rolling Stone, edited several magazines, created interactive experiences for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and developed critically-acclaimed digital storybooks. He lives in New York City.

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