Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New Review: Jennifer Blake’s BY HIS MAJESTY’S GRACE – Worthy Medieval Read from Tudor England
Rand is under a shadow, accused of murdering the child of the king’s French mistress. There is much court intrigue and politics and various agendas working as Isabel helps to sort out the real facts while Rand is held under house arrest (in the Tower of London).
Blake is a pro and none of her stories lack a good plot or historical detail or interesting characters. This one has all of it: clever twists, a rich medieval feel and enough history to make you feel like you were there (and don’t forget to read her Author’s Note). King Henry is a character, as is his wife, Elizabeth of York, and there are interesting tidbits about each.
I have my favorites among Blake’s work, of course, and while this one may not be on the top of that list, it is a very worthy medieval that will satisfy the historical romance lover’s craving for a virile, strong hero, a clever heroine and a tapestry of fast moving events. I recommend it.
This is book 1 of the Three Graces of Graydon trilogy. BY GRACE POSSESSED and SEDUCED BY GRACE follow.