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Emmie and the Tudor King

(Hearts and Crowns #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  61 reviews
One moment, Emmie is writing her high school history paper; the next, she's sitting with a gorgeous 16th century king who vacillates from kissing her to ordering her execution.
Able to travel back to her own time, but intensely drawn to King Nick and the mysterious death of his sister, Emmie finds herself solving the murder of a young princess and unraveling court secrets w
Published June 11th 2019 by Literary Crush Publishing
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Stacy Goforth
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray
I had the opportunity to read some early works by Natalie a few years ago and was always drawn to her style of writing "Fan fiction". So I was immediately interested when I heard she was writing a new novel. I had the opportunity to get a hold of a review copy of "Emmie and the Tudor King" and quickly dove right in.

I will admit that I was unsure if I would enjoy the Tudor's as their time was never an interest to me. My fears were quickly erased as I was thrust into the time of King Nick and
Felicia Grossman
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun book. Emmie and Nick were adorable together, obviously, but it was the plot itself that really shined. There was a bit of Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court mixed with swoony romance and it was a delight to read. I was kept guessing and just couldn't put it down. I adored the way Emmie's life in the past paralleled her modern life and the way she forged relationships, and it was all really well done. I'm so happy I got to read it.
Larissa Lopes
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book in one sitting, I simply couldn’t put it down! It’s fast paced, well written, and so exciting!! Not to mention the romance! (King Nick is so...😍❤️)
I definitely recommend it! And get ready to stay up all night, because this story is highly addictive!
Intellectual Magpie
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Emmie and the Tudor King from Kaye Publicity in exchange for an honest review and I can say I was not disappointed! It is the first in a trilogy I believe And if your a fan of quick historical romance with a twist of time travel, you will love this book. Being a fan of people like The Boleyn girls and The tudors will make it even better. The beginning I would have liked to see a bit more happen to create the romance between the two characters, it kind of was a bit too much g ...more
Liv Arnold
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book last night and couldn’t put it down. YA fantasy is one of my favourite genres and this ranks right up there. Love the historical world building.
Emmie and Nick are adorable together. They felt like real people. Nick is swoon worthy!! Will definitely read the rest of the three nook series when they’re out.
Christina Marie Reads
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I've always had a great interest in the Tudor family and I also hail from western Massachusetts where Emmie resides so it was a really exciting read for me.

It was so much fun bouncing back and forth in time! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out how it ended! This is definitely one of my favorite reads this summer! 💖
Jodie- Readthewriteact
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes to this book! It's like a YA Outlander mash up and it make my historical fiction loving heart happy! The book has such a cool concept in relation to time travel (you put on a ring and fall asleep, you wake up back in time, do it again to return to your own time). There are a few bigger story plot twists that I can't wait to see how they a
Ll work out in the next books. Nick is broody and amazing. I love Emmie and it may be strange but I think the fact she wants to be a jewellery designer is s
InD'tale Magazine
A mix of history, time-travel, and romance, this story will take readers on an exciting adventure, sure to please lovers of both history and fantasy alike.

Read full review in the 2019 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.

The Nerd Daily
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Annie Deo

The elevator pitch for Emmie and the Tudor King is Doctor Who meets Outlander as it revolves around a modern day girl who finds herself back in the 16th century where she is embroiled in court intrigue, royal flirtations and thwarting an impending murder. This is a fun fast-paced YA historical novel that’s perfect wish fulfilment material for any reader who’s dreamed of a whirlwind romance with someone rich, powerful and fabulously attr
I have known and been a fan of Natalie for years. I've followed her writing from her Glee fan fiction days, to helping with her "americanisms" in this book. I was so thankful to be able to read this book early. My opinion of Natalie DID NOT sway what I thought of this book. On to the review...

First of all, I love Tudor England, heck all things royal and England. So that paired with the time travel aspect made me want to read this book. The dynamic between Emmie and Nick was well thought out and
I received this book from the author, Natalie Murray, in exchange for an honest review, and I am so glad to say that I absolutely loved this book! Since I discovered Six: The Musical I have been wanting to read some books on the Tudor era, and this fulfilled all of my wishes and more, with ties to King Henry VIII and his six wives, while creating a whole new story to swoon over.

"[Queen] Elizabeth dies unmarried with no heirs, despite a suspected romance with the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley.
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could choose two genres I hardly ever read, it would be historical fiction and romance.  So, let me just say, Natalie Murray has taken a reader who doesn't usually read this genre and made me love this book!

Emmie is just a girl trying to put together a school history paper on a long dead, and particularly brutal, king.  Until she comes across an intriguing old ring, falls asleep with it on and finds herself transported back 400 years in the past - directly into the realm of the notorious ki
Hana Bilqisthi
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I am so excited about this book because the premise was super cool. The premise remind me of isekai manhwa that I am currently obsessed.

(FYI: Isekai is portal fantasy subgenre of light novels, manga, anime, and video games. Isekai works revolve around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn, or trapped in a parallel universe, usually a fantasy world)

I love the mystery, the plot and how it unravel. The pace is slow at the beginning but becoming better afterward.

The story remind
Kenley Coles
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I loved King Nick. He’s the perfect king in this alternate history of the Tudor line.
Maddy (maddyandbooks)
Oh my god. This book was utter PERFECTION. I have honestly not devoured a book like this in what feels like close to a year! I kid you not.

I just loved everything about it. I couldn’t put it down!

The story line (time travel back to a historical place, ughhh always my favourite), the characters were brilliant, the love story... wow I couldn’t have asked for more! I felt such chemistry and allure between our two love interests. I also loved that so much happened and there was so many “my heart” mo
Erin Arkin
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ✨
It was OK...
Salla (Books Told Me So)
Full review:

Emmie doesn't how much one impulse purchase in a yard sale can alter the course of her life. Waking up on a field with no memory of how she got there was terrifying but then realising not only was she thrown into another country, she was thrown four hundred years into the past.
Maya Linnell
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Emmie & the Tudor King, by debut Australian author Natalie Murray. Funny, fresh, fast-paced and full of rich detail, this YA romance dips between present day and the Tudor period, teaching me more about that era than any of my high school history classes. Highly recommend! ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Tudor England has always been a fascinating period for me, so when I heard that the male protagonist in this book was the son of Elizabeth I, I knew I had to read it. I am so glad I did as Emmie and the Tudor King was a lot of fun. Not only was it seeped in history but it also had time travel, an impending murder and a sweet romance.

Emmie's ability to move from current day America to Tudor England added an interesting element to the book, although I preferred the story with Emmie was
Joana Almeida
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was hooked to the story and now I’m book hangover! 😆 I need the sequel so badly!!😱😱😱
This book is the perfect mix of time-traveling, romance, suspense and history all wrapped in one!
Similar and different from “Outlander”, I loved the time-traveling twist in this book! 😄 Wish I was able to do the same!!!⏳
Can you imagine? Having the power to change history? Of course Emmie knew the power she had, specially since she knew what would happen to the Tudor family, but she tried her best not to distur
Sarah’s Look In a Book
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Emmie and the Tudor King and all I can say was I was happily surprised and not at all expecting to love the book as much as I did. Normally I don’t read a lot of Time traveling books but something about the synopsis for this one stuck out to me and I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed.

I really loved Emmie’s character. She was brave when needed to be but I really felt she made the same decisions I would when put in such a position. I loved the romance and
Natalie Murray
Feb 21, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Amélia Cosimano
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book! I read it in a bit of a rush, because I just couldn't wait to see what would happen and how the story would unfold.

-The plot. The romance is engaging, but there is also a touch of mystery that adds to the overall narrative, because the main character spends a lot of her time trying to discover how some historical events will happen. It's well balanced.
-The character of King Nick felt real. The author didn't make him too perfect. There was a darkness in h
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emmie and the Tudor King

A winner for high schoolers everywhere! Imagine preparing for college applications when suddenly you've traveled back in time with the chance to solve a mysterious murder of the King's younger sister all while juggling term papers, college apps and oh not being found out as a conspirator. What a premise. This is a great study break book!

I'm not particularly a romance reader and what attracted me to the book was the historical fiction aspect. I feared this book would be a
Courtney Pate
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Literary Crush Publishing for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed this quick, time travel romance.

Emmie is a high school student with dreams of becoming a jewelry designer. She finds an old ring at a yard sale and gets it for inspiration to create her own ring. Little does she know this ring has magical powers. She finds out soon enough.

This book travels back and forth between the present time and when the
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I needed a book like this! It was a mix up of history, time-travel, and a sweet romance. It’s pitched as Dr. Who meets Outlander, and is about a young girl who is pulled back into the 16th Century. There she faces a handsome King, court intrigue, and a murder plot!

Emmie is working on a history paper with her BFF about a long dead, and brutal King. She finds an old ring at a yard sale, falls asleep, and is transported back about 400 years! She finds out that the King she was studying isn’t as ter
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emmie finds herself in a peculiar predicament when—with the aid of a mysterious ring—she arrives in Tudor England and in the court of a young, handsome king. Indecision, danger, and sweet romance awaits those who read this tale.

The title alone was enough for me to want to read this book. I love reading about the Tudors, but at the same time I’ve been totally burned out on the typical historical fiction takes. So seeing a historical fantasy/time travel book involving Henry VIII’s grandson named
Opal Costello
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Natalie Murray is the author of EMMIE AND THE TUDOR KING (June 11, 2019) and EMMIE AND THE TUDOR QUEEN (August 25, 2020). A fast-paced YA time-slip romance, the Emmie and the Tudor King trilogy follows an American high school girl to a reimagined Tudor England, where she meets a doomed, but utterly dreamy, Tudor king. Emmie and the Tudor King has already received acclaim from Foreword Reviews, YA ...more

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