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Monday, November 9, 2015
Jennifer Blake's Three Graces Trilogy
A worthy medieval trilogy from
historical romance author Jennifer Blake set in 15th century England.
It begins with By His Majesty’s
Grace, set in 1486 when Henry Tudor was
king of England, Lady Isabel Milton is commanded to wed Sir Randall of
Braesford, as reward for his loyalty to his king. Isabel would be wed by now
but it seems all the suitors for her and her two sisters have been dying off.
Isabel, wanting to allow them to stay single, perpetuates the myth of the
Graydon curse, that only a man who loves them can claim them without mishap.
All potential suitors are put off and the girls stay free until Sir Randall who
doesn’t believe in the curse.
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
Blake’s stories always have a
good plot and historical detail. And this one has 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. 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.