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At the King's Command (Tudor Rose, Bk 1)
At the King's Command - Tudor Rose, Bk 1
Author: Susan Wiggs
Frustrated by his own failures at matrimony, King Henry VIII punishes an insolent nobleman by commanding him to marry the vagabond woman caught stealing his horse. Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower, long accustomed to the sovereign's capricious and malicious whims. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient... though undeniably...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778327387
ISBN-10: 0778327388
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 148 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed At the King's Command (Tudor Rose, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Blast from the past.

I was a little dissapointed to find that this is actually a revised version of Circle in the Water, rather than a new novel. However, this reworked version has held the good parts of the original, while making the story even better. If you have never read Circle in the Water, definitely choose this one instead. Still a pretty good read for those who originally read this before too.

Very good Tudor era romance filled with lots of intrigue and Henry VIII at his despotic worst.
reviewed At the King's Command (Tudor Rose, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
It was an "all right" read. It started out strong, then waned and ended on a so-so note. My favorite part of the book was the storyline surrounding Oliver and his illness. The father's angst regarding his son's illness was palpable and the developing relationship between the heroine and her stepson was touching.
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Slow going at first and I wasn't sure of it, but it got better as it went; so much so that I will definately look at the rest of the series. Very good characters and a better than average plot. I liked the Romanov link with the typical victorian romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
It took a little bit for me to get into this book. I liked Juliana but I wanted her to stand up to Stephen's hot and cold verbal abuse a little bit more. She kind of just endures in order to break down his shields. I think I only started getting into it when Stephen's "secret" was revealed. After that he slowly becomes less of a jerk.

Good read although I always find Wiggs a little too wordy. I think Juliana really carried the book along with the cast of side characters.
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reviewed At the King's Command (Tudor Rose, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
This author has spun a delightful tale and the character development is full of surprises.
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I read this book after the other 2. fell in love with the whole series...definitely recommend
reviewed At the King's Command (Tudor Rose, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Overall, I liked the book. Wasn't quite as detailed about living within the Tudor Court as I thought it would be. Very interesting story, the collision of two entirely different worlds. The book, to me, started fairly slowly but by midway through the book I was hooked and couldn't put it down.

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