Book Reviews of Once Upon a Rose

Once Upon a Rose
Once Upon a Rose
Author: Judith O'Brien
ISBN-13: 9781416503156
ISBN-10: 1416503153
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 338
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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While shooting a music video in England on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, Country Music star Deanie Bailey is walking through a maze when she is swept back in time to Tudor England and the Court of Henry VIII. Befriended by the Duke of Hamilton, Christopher "Kit" Neville, Deanie soon finds out that he has also traveled through time from 1940. Together Kit and Deanie must navigate life at the palace, just trying to keep from losing their heads before finding a way to get back home.

Judith O'Brien did her homework when giving us the facts about Henry VIII and his court. This book takes place in 1540 when Anne Boleyn has been beheaded and Henry has just began his unhappy marriage to Anne of Cleves. I found this part of the story very interesting. My problem with the book was the heroine, Deanie, who was a bit of a ditz. While Kit is trying to keep them out of trouble so they're not sent to the Tower of London, she is off on her own, worrying about the futures of the Queen and Princess Elizabeth. So, unless you are a big fan of Tudor England, I'd give this book a pass. My rating: 2.5 Stars.
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time travel with a slight twist and likable characters and a lot of historic information that makes you feel like you're right there.
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Rocketing country-western star Deanie Bailey suspected if she put what happened to her in a song, she'd earn another Grammy - or be locked up as a lunatic. She had been shooting a music video in England on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace when she ducked into the castle's famous maze for a moment of solace. But there would be no quiet interlude as the ground vibrated, the air glimmered, and there, with a swoard drawn and pointed at her, was the most devastatingly handsome man she had ever seen. From his fancy shirt and black velvet doublet, Deanie figured he was just another of the overblown Shakespearean actors whose classical sensibilities she'd had to deal with on the set. But she figured wrong by a mile and four hundred years. Christopher "Kit" Neville, ducke of Hamilton, was an attendant to the king> Some irresistible force had brought Deanie into his life and to a bygone era to change the future, fall madly in love, and stand by her man against treachery and time itself with all the spunky strength of a country girl's heart!
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"I walked into a maze and got lost on the path to love." Rocketing country-western star Deanie Bailey suspected if she put what happened to her in a song, whe'd earn another Grammy--or be locked up as a lunatic. She had been shooting a music video in England on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace when she ducked into the castle's famous maze for a moment of solace. But there would be no quiet interlude as the ground vibrated, the air glimmered, and there, with a sword drawn and pointed at her, was the most devastatingly handsome man she had ever seen. From his fancy shirt and black velvet doublet, Deanie figured he was just another of the overblown Shakespearean actors whose classical sensibilities she'd had to deal with on the set. But she figured wrong by a mile and four hundred years. Christopher "Kit" Neville, duke of Hamilton, was an attendant to the king. Some irresistible force had brought Deanie into his life and to a bygone era to change the future, fall madly in love, and stand by her man against treachery and time itself with all the spunky strength of a country girl's heart!
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Rocketing country-western star Deanie Bailey suspected if she put what happened to her in a song, she'd earn another Grammy - or be locked up as a lunatic. She had been shooting a music video in England on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace when she ducked into the castle's famous maze for a moment of solace. But there would be no quiet interlude as the ground vibrated, the air glimmered, and there, with a sword drawn and pointed at her, was the most devastatingly handsome man she had ever seen. From his fancy shirt and black velvet doublet, Deanie figured he was just another of the overblown Shakespearean actors whose classical sensibilities she'd had to deal with on the set. But she figured wrong by a mile and four hundred years. Christopher "Kit" Neville, duke of Hamilton, was an attendant to the king. Some irresistible force had brought Deanie into his life and to a bygone era to change the future, fall madly in love, and stand by her man against the treachery and time itself with all the spunky strength of a country girl's heart!
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Very disappointed. Lovely book but very little excitement -- extremely predictable -- characters with very little passin and excitement between them. I recommend Karen Moning's Highlander series for humor, excitement and sensuality. Much better and faster reads.
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Very humerous and good time travel story.
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This is a romance book.