Y Hart At a dinner to raise funds for the theatre Kit finds himself instantly smitten with the pious and humble Mercy with her dimpled smile and belying fiery curls Though her father disproves the match most vehemently both Kit and Mercy are determined to have each other even when murder treason and plot look set to rip them apart forever The Rogue s Princess is the third book in Eve Edwards s oung adult Tudor Historical Romance I have been a big admirer of this series since The Other Countess first came out last Thunder Voice (Sam Keaton: Legends of Laramie year Eve Edward s has written such incredibly immersive and uniueoung adult books set in the Elizabethan period and covering all manner of historical topics from religious persecution to politics in the Virgin ueen s court The Rogue s Princess is another sublime historic romance this time observing the life of an illegitimate nobleman s son and set in the grimy gossiping London town Kit was first introduced in The ueen s Lady a surprise appearance for the Lacey boys who never knew they had a fourth brother We learnt a little about Kit s unfortunate illegitimate status in that book but Edwards goes into detail in Rogue s We learn of the few choices set before Kit when his father died and funds for his schooling dried up Through happenstance and a kind manager not to mention the flights of fancy for little boys Kit carved himself a nice life on the stage First he was a outhful boy girl for the romances at a time when women were banned from setting foot on the stage for reasons of impropriety Years later and Kit is a leading man nabbing all the best hero roles and making the London ladies swoon But despite Kit s fandom the theatre is still considered an unrespectable trade The stage has also become the newest whipping post for preachers and church goers claiming that it degrades humanity and shows people in the worst light imaginable The politics of theatre in the 1500 s is fascinating especially since a certain William Shakespeare is just starting out in Kit s theatre troupe and nobody is even sure if he can write a decent play Edwards does a brilliant job of showing this side of life in Elizabethan times In previous books Edwards has shown us the way of life for a country nobleman and the intricate inner workings of the ueen s circle It was nice to get out onto the London streets in Rogue s and get a feel for the town especially from the point of view of someone who has his foot in so many worlds Kit has noble blood but is illegitimate He is invited into the very noblest of houses for entertainment purposes but his profession labels him something close to a degenerate On the other end of the spectrum is Mercy Hart a wealthy merchant s daughter and pious church goer Mercy made a deal with God many ears ago to remain righteous and humble and she has taken her promise to the very edge Wearing drab clothes avoiding the theatre and even ignoring her musical talents But underneath it all Mercy is suffocating and dying for some light in her life Mercy smoothed her grey skirts secretly agreeing that they were dreadful but she had made a bargain with God when she was little and she meant to keep it I like being this way Ann turned away to gather a few things for Mercy putting them in a little leather bag No Wretched Moments you don t I seeou eyeing my orange kirtle You Mercy Hart are a counterfeit good girl There is a merry maid just waiting to burst out When Kit and Mercy meet at a benefactor s dinner party it s love at first sight Kit is amazed at Mercy s sweet disposition and innocent nature so different from the fans who come courting him And in Kit Mercy has found an outlet for her soul someone with whom she can play and enjoy lifeBut Kit and Mercy have her father to contend with a man of strict virtue and unbending morals He thinks the stage is for degenerates and whoresons and would see Mercy barefoot and nameless before agreeing to a match with Kit Turner Still despite her families condemnation Mercy and Kit have a luscious and intense romance Bending down he plucked three strands of grass and wove them into a ring Here I cannot afford gold Estimating centrifugal compressor performance yet he winked but wear this for me He bit off the ragged ends and pushed the grass ring on to her finger Mercy I do not know any words for this Perhaps I should have consulted the poets and learnt my part but too late You are left with the plain man speaking plain words a worthless rogue daring to address a merchant princess Willou marry me Will Falling Under (Walker Security you be mine She covered her left hand with her right caressing the ring he had made for her It is better than gold to me I love Eve Edwards s Tudor Historical Romance Her books are rich in history full of romance and dashingdaring characters to captivate the heart The Rogue s Princess is another jewel in Edwards s marvellous series but I sincerely hope it s not the last I have my fingers crossed that Edwards gives us a book foroungest Lacey Tobias I adore these books and heartily recommend them to lovers One of the things I like about these books is that while each of them largely revolves around the main female character it s the boys who link the stories together In the previous books we ve seen Will the oung Earl of Dorset fall in love with a girl of no fortune and his brother James fall for the lady Will was suppose to marry This time it s their half brother Kit s turn to fall in love with the wrong girlMercy comes from a strictly religious background which she takes to another level because of something in her past that she feels was her fault An invite to her friend s for dinner leads to her meeting Kit and she s immediately attracted to him However what she doesn t know is that Kit is a theatre player and therefore not a suitable match for her Kit is determined to win both Mercy and her father over changing his laddish habits to try and prove himselfThe Rogue s Princess takes the Lacey Chronicles in another direction in which we are immersed into the world of Elizabethan theatre complete with a cameo appearance from one Will Shakespeare I ve loved each of the Lacey boys as I ve gotten to know them but unsurprisingly Kit is my favourite Just that he is considered the rogue of the bunch swung my allegiances in his direction He s a player in every sense of the word both on stage and with the women As soon as he meets Mercy though he wants to change all that not just to win her over but because he no longer wants that kind of life He s dedicated to her from the startThe story itself is rich in history from Shakespeare to religious conflict and conspiracy While it s uite obvious that Kit and Mercy end up together it s a bumpy ride and it s about how and when it will happen than if it willAn excellent addition to a great series all I hope now is that their will be a fourth book centred around the oungest Lacey brother Tobias I really loved the first two books The Other Countess and The ueen s Lady so I fully expected to feel the same way about The Rogue s Princess And I didOf all of the Lacey brothers we ve heard from so far I think that Kit may be my favourite I thought that it would take a lot to knock kind and gorgeous Will of the top spot but Kit with his flowery and poetic way of speaking I m a sucker for a silver tongue But it was his unwavering dedication to Mercy that really got me Even though her dad forbade their relationship he refused to give up swoon I do love a forbidden love story In fact they re my favourite kindMercy is the kind of uiet shy guy that Lords of the Press you just know has a fire inside of her waiting to be unleashed She hints at it with her cheeky flirtation with Kit and her sinful thoughts about Kit and disobeying her father She really came into her own in the second half of the novel though She was no longer afraid to follow her heart regardless of how negatively it would affect her The Tudor period is one I ve been fascinated by since I was little and that was part of the reason that I accepted the review reuest for the first book in this series In no other period wouldou have William Shakespeare making a cameo and debuting his first play on the stage Along with that the political turmoil surrounding the suspected plots to overthrow Elizabeth I and reinstate Mary ueen of Scots on the throne really rooted these characters that were so easily relatable to the modern day firmly in the late 1500s The was also a lot of focus on the clash of beliefs and the harshness of the Puritans which would usually make me uncomfortable but the period in which this novel is set almost reuired itThere s something about this series that just makes me smile It s laid back and so easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable Eve Edwards has created a cast of characters that are instantly loveable and it s effortless to get behind them The way that the main characters and storylines from the other books all intertwine throughout the series is a real favourite techniue of mine too I turned the last page of The Rogue s Princess with a smile and a serious case of the warm fuzzies I really hope Eve Edwards continues with The Lacey Chronicles as I love them There is one Lacey brother left after all. Her father's wishes ready to renounce her family and her family name for true love Then Kit finds himself accused treason Will Mercy have the strength to stand by him Or will she succumb to pressure and break his heart .
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T feels like Lifes a Pitch you ve struck gold I really hope that there will be books in the series because I ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them and of course there s still theoungest Lacey brother Tobias and sister Sarah to write about Verdict Speed read Eve Edward s evocative depiction of Tudor England took me to Elizabethan London along with well crafted and loved characters Mercy and Kit s romance was adorable and I was so glad to see some characters from the previous books in the series The Lacey Chronicle books are now firm favourites of mine and The Rogue s Princess is no exception to this I savoured every last word and hope that we will see books in the series Highly recommended for fans of YA historical and those who are looking to escape in a wonderfully romantic book When I found out in about April 2011 that there was going to be a third book in this series now named The Lacey Chronicles I knew I had to get it and read it as soon as possible So I pre ordered it as it was half price and it was delivered over at the end of August a couple of days before the release day I was rather happy really Due to commitments to other things this is the first chance I ve had to read this book and BOY IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT Warning I will be gushing on how much I love this bookSynopsis A chance encounter finds Kit actor and illegitimate brother to the Lacey brothers falling hopelessly in love with the charms of a rich merchants daughter Mercy Who is also a Puritan The match is doomed A vagabond marrying a merchant s daughter and a Puritan it cannot be As Mercy starts to call eually for Kit as well she knows that she might have to renounce her family name and leave home Will she choose duty over her heart Suddenly Kit is caught is a dangerous web one which could be fatalReview For avid readers of the Lacy Chronicles we know that we were introduced to Kit in Book 2 of this series The ueen s Lady as a close friend of Milly Porter who is conseuently good friends with Lady Jane now James Lacey the middle brother s wife she was focused on in Book 2 Milly Porter goes on to marry Diego a servant of the Lacey family The brothers found out that Kit was their illegitimate brother and let him into the family as if his illegitimacy was non existentThis book focuses on this mysterious Kit that we have been only recently introduced to and his search for love like his previous two brothers From reading this I can tell that some will not enjoy it as the format is rather similar to the previous two books although with different people and the central theme of the theatre but I personally like this consistency I know that I am going to probably enjoy it and this type of historical romance books have become my favouriteSaying this when I first started the book I was doubtful if I would enjoy it completely I was actually rather worried when I started the book as for me the beginning waswell average as I think I wrote about the intro in The ueen s Lady The lengthy passage on Mercy thinking herself sinful started to annoy me The long description of Kit s debut and then being purified was although a little bit interesting not anything up to the standards Eve Edwards has placed herself Now before any readers that LOVE these series as do I start throwing insults at me for saying this waitThen we hit the moment when they meet and suddenly I was falling in love with Edwards writing all over again like I have twice before I could feel the excitement in the room they were in the emotions of Kit and Mercy everything Every time I read Eve Edwards books I fall into this historical paradise which I hardly want to leave in a hurryHere again we have old and new characters Will James and especially Tobias all feature in this book and help Kit along the path to try and marry Mercy Ladies Ellie and Jane are also in it briefly Milly and Diego are also featured briefly For new characters we are introduced to Mercy s family her strict uptight father John her siblings Faith and Edwin both Puritan and well behaved than the Castle Barebane younger Mercy her jolly aunt Rose and the hilarious character of her Grandmother Isham who for me made the comedy in this book They all have a part to play in getting Mercy and Kit together All of these are interesting characters thatou will enjoy Kit and Mercy play engaging protagonists although Kit s humour favoured me The great thing about these books are they are always so detailed historical wise I learnt so much about the world of theatre useful as I m reading Othello in English Literature and being a Puritan by the way apparently Rebecca is a Puritan name The language although not uite so 1600 s as Shakespeare is the language uses odd sentences and words that wouldn t be used nowadays but makes it so it is still easy to understand The bit which I smiled at the most was the casual references to big events and characters that we all know about in modern day Kit is in the same theatre company as William Shakespeare himself who is bursting at the chance to write The company was still a little in shock that something so good could come from rural Stratford Page 252 And a mention of the what his name Marlowe which really shows Mixed Tape Series Volume you what people those days must have thought of these normal seeming guys Who knew they would be remembered four centuries laterThis book really shone out for me and I enjoyed it immensely The characters of Mercy and Kit are incredibly entertaining and it s lovely to see their relationship flower and personalities deepen into characters that I would love to meet The romance once again is there in force but not too sensual to offend anyoneou can tell deeply that they do truly love each other The book is one of the best of 2011 so far and coming home every day this book from college I just wanted to snuggle up and go back to the wonderful world of the Lacey s Let s hope there are some coming soon Keep up the good work EdwardsVerdict The beginning is a tad rocky but the book as a whole makes up for itI give it a 5 out of 5 The Rogue s Princess is the latest in Eve Edward s Tudor series Each book focuses on a different brother of Lacey family this one in particular focusing on the illegitimate half brother Kit TurnerI am pleased to say that this instalment is as good as the other two in the series and I already have a new Lacey brother to swoon over in Kit He is just as gorgeous as the brothers in the previous two books so be prepared to fall in love all over again The main storyline follows Kit as he tries to woo Mercy a The Magdalen young lady he met at a dinner and plays with the idea of forbidden love as her father does all he can to prevent the couple from being togetherWhat I love about this series is the characterisation It is done brilliantly making the whole host of characters easily to relate to even though they act and behave in a way that is fitting for the time period they are in I love howou get a real sense of period whilst reading them without feeling like the history is being rammed down All the Devils are Here your throat The dialogue is witty and clever throughoutThe star of this piece without a doubt is Kit Kit s story is very different from that of the other Lacey brothers As he was illegitimate he had a very different background to his brothers and his life since then is also very different He is a player who spends his evenings making audiences fall in love with him and is in all intents and purposes a bit of a Jack the Lad until he meets Mercy whom he falls for instantly and wishes to marry Mercy father who is a putrian has other ideas however I loved following Kit s attempts to both win Mercy won which was easy and then her father which was not I loved seeing how their relationship develops over the book and seeing how far both of them would go to have the other in their livesThose ofou who enjoyed the first two books will be pleased to know that the characters Miles to Go (The Walk, you loved in the earlier books all have cameos throughout the story a feature which I really lovedAll in all this book is a prime example of how historical fiction should be done Fun fast paced and witty which excellent charactersou can relate to instantly Christopher Kit Turner is the illegitimate Lacey brother For The Wake years he thought himself a cast off of their father s ill favour the forgotten son and family secret Kit was forced to find his place elsewhere in the world and so he sought solace and fame on the stage Years later he is a London favourite a marvel for the ladies and money maker for his kind manager But recent events have conspired to reunite Kit with his three brothers Will James and Tobias While he shares an uneasy alliance with the two elder Lacey s Kit has a tender hearted spot for his look alikeoungest brother Tobias So when the little shrimp comes calling on Kit s London apartment eager to stay with his delightful brother and avoid certain debt collectors Kit is bemusedly happy to have him But when Tobias falls in with a crowd of Scottish ueen sympathizers Kit finds it necessary to intervene before treason catches Tobias by surpriseMeanwhile Kit s cynical heart is filled with hope upon meeting the lovely Merc. Te Earl of Dorset's illegitimate son But when a chance encounter throws them together Kit instantly falls for the beautiful Mercy's charms and Mercy can't deny the passion that Kit stirs within her She seems ready to defy.
Historical romances are one of my favorite genres but I never read YA historical romance all that often So when I saw The Rogue Princess I was super excited to get into it and see if I would enjoy it as much as I enjoy the adult version of the genre Mercy is the sixteen Circus Act (Spy Pups year old daughter of a very rich very religious cloth merchant Growing up in such a strict household Mercy has led a life of respecting God and making it her mission to adhere to her religious laws Kit however is uite the opposite Kit is an actor seen as a devilish act in the eyes of the church who engages in drinking and other sinful deeds But when he first lays eyes on Mercy he s a goner Kit tries to turn his life around so that Mercy s father will accept him but can he sway such a religious man into allowing him to marry the love of his life I really did enjoy the historical romance aspect of this story but I just could not connect with Mercy as a character She seemed very naive and her obsession with pleasing God and avoiding sin just got a tad bit annoying after awhile Also I am not a big fan of super long prologues and the one in this book went on for twenty pages Now that may not be long to some people but I just wanted to get to the story already The other part that bugged me was the insta love between Mercy and Kit As soon as their eyes met they had fallen in love I wish there was conversation and courting before they decided that they couldn t live without each other While those aspects of the book were turnoffs I really did enjoy the whole context and story of the book I loved how Kit was an actor and actually acted with William Shakespeare That part of the plot was really cool and the part about how theater was so looked down upon at that time Also I really loved Mercy s grandmother and Aunt They were great characters but I don t like it when I start enjoying the parts about the secondary characters far than the main character So while the historical part of the book was spot on and fun to read the romance and main characters just didn t do it for me This series about the Lacey brothers is one of my absolute favourites The books may be set in the past but they feature wonderful characters and stories that literally pulse with life The Rogue s Princess follows the Laceys illigitimate half brother Kit Turner a player in the theatre Some what flamboyant and a bit of a loveable rogue with an eye for the ladies Kit becomes a reformed man when he meets the pure and innocent Mercy Hart the daughter of a Eve Edwards Lacey Chronicles offer up historical romance for aoung adult audience I enjoyed both the previous two novels in the series and was eager to break into this one As with the rest of the series The Rogue s Princess is a uick light romantic read full to the brim with love betrayal drama and sumptuous clothing This series is perfect for fans of light historical romance Though this is a series each novel stands alone well There is no need to read all of them or to read them in order unless that is Daffodil Girls your wontThe Rogue s Princess features the illegitimate half brother of the Laceys Kit Turner works as a player on Burbage s stage a peer of William Shakespeare I love that in the first chapter we get a glimpse of Kit south when he tread the boards in women s weeds as a The Private Lives of the Saints young boy Now fully grown though he plays the romantic leads theoung heroesKit lives a life of drinking and flirting until the day he attends the same party as Biggles Goes to War young Puritan Mercy Hart She captures his heart at first sight and he sways her easily with his charms Their instalove does bother me a bit but it fits the time as courtship was a much faster process in those days since people needed to get married and breeding as soon as possible The two have several cute moments and while they re not my favorite couple of the Lacey series they are sweetMercy runs to the Fanny Price end of the heroine spectrum than the Elizabeth Bennet What I mean by this for those less familiar with Jane Austen is that Mercy is shy uiet and endlessly determined to do right by God She often doesn t stand up for herself when I think she should and her constant reference to prayers and sins made me crazy For other readers perhaps those who enjoy Christian fiction this could be an asset rather than a negative however On the plus side Mercy does gain in spirit as the story goes along all while retaining her valuesThe attempt to add historical weightiness to The Rogue s Princess with Kit s imprisonment for treason does not succeed He is imprisoned for such a stupid reason drinking once with people who spoke of putting Mary on the throne and there is no uestion that he shall be found innocent in this sort of novel I appreciate the attempt to make it historical and less a romance but I do not think it played out particularly well especially in how easily it is resolved in the endEasily readable as standalones The Lacey Chronicles consists of romantic stories set during the reign of Elizabeth I The Rogue s Princess will even have appeal for a Christian audience Minus 5 worst book I ve ever read in my whole entire life This third instalment of the Lacey family tales follows the story of the Lacey boy s illegitimate half brother Kit who was estranged from the family after their father died and enjoys a life on stage as a player at Richard Babbage s famous company whilst Mercy Hart is the daughter of a well respected London tradesman who belongs to the Puritans All the unwritten laws of society declare that they cannot be together is there love strong enough to overcome this and sacrifice part of themselves for each otherI loved the previous two books in the Lacey Chronicle series The Other Countess and The ueen s Lady so I was really hoping that The Rouge s Princess would live up to my high expectations and it did I fall every time for the will they won t they romances in books and this was no exceptionKit made an appearance in the ueen s Lady and at first I was unsure of whether I liked him because he came across as irritating so I was apprehensive about him being a main character However I couldn t have been wrong because out of the male leads so far I think he is the most fun to read about because he leads such a different life than his half brothers His gift with words and use of poetic flowery language makes him a real charmer complete with gorgeous looks swoon I doubt I will be the only reader crushing on him At the beginning of the book he has his heart in the right place but also likes a good drink down the pub like the other theatre boys but the thing that really won him over as a worthy hero of the book was his resilience in his pursuit of Mercy He treated her with the utmost kindness and respect and was even willing to change his character to fit in with her Puritan ways by toning down his bright fashionable clothes It was so sweet because it was clear that he really loved Mercy and she wasn t just a passing fancy because he was determined to continue his courtship even at the opposition of the Hart familyLikewise Mercy has a different personality than the other ladies in the books so far because she s uiet shy and extremely modest about herself because of her Puritan upbringing and will not even allow herself the pleasure of a pretty new dress Kit bought out the wild side in her character which was hidden inside at the start but started to show in her half shy cheeky flirtations with Kit when they first meet by chance I admired her for the courage she showed and she is the kind of girl I d like to have as a friend because she has a fun sense of humour that emerged but a sensible headThe main characters from the other books with Will James and Tobias Lacey as well as Milly Porter and her husband Diego appearing in person and Ellie Jane and Sarah being mentioned I particularly loved Tobias s mischievous neature and his witty and affectionate brotherly banter with Kit That bought a lot of comic relief to the story and was funny to readAgain the Tudor era was described vividly and I found myself right in the heart of the streets of London and I could visualise the bawdy roar of the crowds at the Globe Theatre and sense the political atmosphere at the taverns that Kit visits As in the other books historical events were involved heavily in the plot and this book focused on suspicion of plots to overthrow Mary ueen of Scots and gave a glimpse into the start of William Shakespeare s career I particularly enjoyed learning about the Puritan beliefs because I ve heard things about them in other historical books but never in detail Their simple and harsh way of life fascinated me and fitted in perfectly with the plot and setting The author s biography says that she dined at a Tudor banuet in order to get the sounds and smells of the era right and this really shines through in her writing I loved curling up with the Rogue s Princess and it left me with a smile on my face The character cast that Eve Edwards has created is wonderful and it feels like I know them It s not often I feel that way about book characters and whenou do find that special series England 1586Mercy Hart daughter of one of London's wealthiest and most devout cloth merchants is expected to marry her eual in rank and piety Certainly not Kit Turner a lowly actor and playboy who also happens to be the la.
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Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction She has visited Tudor houses attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banuets to get the sights sounds and tastes right for this book And yes she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork She lives in Oxford and is marrie