Ger son Kit Courtenay Younger daughter Pippa Courtenay gets some time but her full story is yet to come older daughter
Lucie s story has been told in the previous book so she is merely a s story has been told in the previous book so she is merely a characterPlenty of action and plot movement carry the story forward I would like to see fewer references to how stoic and honorable people are I don t need to be reminded every few pages But this is an enjoyable series into what could have been 45 stars rounded upThis is the second book in Laura Andersen s Tudor Legacy series which returns to the alternate Tudor time line she created in her Boleyn Trilogy some twenty years or so after the events that took place in The Boleyn ReckoningWhile The Virgin s Spy CAN work as a standalone I wouldn t recommend picking it up if you don t have at least a bit of background information about both series The setting is Tudor England but one in which Anne Boleyn gave Henry VIII a son who lived to maturity and who succeeded his father to the throne While that trilogy ended with history back on track and Elizabeth I becoming ueen of England Ms
Andersen didn t stop there and went on to marry Elizabeth to Philip of Spain didn t stop there and went on to marry Elizabeth to Philip of Spain screen for the couple to have a daughter Anne Isabella Anabel and then get divorcedMy admiration for the way the author interweaves actual historical events and personages with her alternative events and fictional characters is undimmed anyone with some nowledge of the period will recognise familiar situations some of which play out as they actually did and some which take off in another eually plausible direction The political intrigues and machinations are superbly described these are the sorts of books you need to concentrate on although that s no hardship because they re so compelling and the characterisation of Elizabeth in particular is superb Ms Andersen gets to the heart of what it means to rule and how difficult it can sometimes be she shows how isolated Elizabeth really is
by virtue of her position how difficult it is to strike a balance between doing something for the virtue of her position how difficult it is to strike a balance between doing something for the of the realm and doing something she An Introduction to Agricultural Geography knows to be right The reader really gets a sense of how the difficult decisions affect Elizabeth and how torn she can be The other principal characters in this series are the four Courtenay siblings the two sons and two daughters of Dominic and Minuette Courtenay Duke and Duchess of Exeter Following the events of the previous trilogy the Courtenays live uietly and mostly away from court even though their rank and friendship with the ueen places them GAH I love these books sooooo much The Virgin s Spy is book 2 of The Tudor Legacy series and if younow me you now that I love Laura Andersen s books I m not ashamed to admit that I did a bit of begging to get a copy of this book and immediately had to restrain myself from reading it too soon With that said as soon as I was able to dive into this book based on my reading schedule I did and I was not disappointedThere are a lot of movin. Fect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison WeirThis captivating continuation of her award winning Boleyn King trilogy breathes immerses the reader in the dazzling Tudor court Realistic period details ,
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G parts with this series and this book is no different This book picks up with Lucette
wedding which is a continuation of her story from book one Some of the other ey events in this book revolve around the fact that Mary Stuart is pregnant Elizabeth is looking for a husband for Anabel and Stephen is headed to Ireland On top of all of that there is the continued friendship between the Courtenay familyS Wedding Which Is
and the royal family which only complicates a lot of these storylinesThe Courtenay family are all together at the start ofthe royal family which only complicates a lot of these storylinesThe Courtenay family are all together at the start of book and one of the things I love about this series is how close they are with each other They are all there for each other when needed and it definitely shows throughout this book Whether it is Lucie counseling and helping Stephen or it is Pippa supporting Kit or it is Kit getting Stephen out of a spot of trouble for once they are always looking out for each other and when you add in Minuette and Dominic I only adore them This book focuses a lot on Stephen and the things he goes through in Ireland I don t want to say a lot about it but he absolutely goes through a big shift when things occur in Ireland Is that vague enough for you There were points of his storyline that made me want to crawl into my book and just hug him I love that Andersen gave us a better view of who he is and of his personality in this book view spoiler I am hopeful that he will get a happily ever afterI need him to have that after everything he has gone through hide spoiler When I previewed The Virgin s Daughter by Laura Andersen earlier this year I mentioned that I had high hopes for the next book in this new spin off series The Virgin s Spy which will be available later this fall mostly lives up to those hopes Getting deeper into the what if s of her alternate history where Anne Boleyn produced a son for Henry VIII and Elizabeth I had a daughter with King Philip II of Spain the political tensions over Ireland take center stage in this installment of a series building gradually to a promising conclusionPicking up a little over a year following the events of The Virgin s Daughter Lucette has married Julien and it is Dominic and Minuette s oldest son Stephen s turn to take the lead Tasked with reinforcing English troops in Ireland fighting Catholic rebels Stephen winds up making an enemy of an English commander Oliver Dane before escaping Ireland severely wounded Following a long and difficult recovery Stephen finds himself returning to Ireland this time alone Elsewhere the revelations of mutual affection between Princess Anabel and her best friend Pippa s twin brother Kit Dominic and Minuette s two younger children continue to complicate the process of finding Anabel a husband who will benefit all of EnglandFor the full review please visit my blog I suspect I will love anything Laura Anderson does This took me a bit to get into and I am not sure why But once I was in I was IN Love this twisted history she does I cannot wait for the next book. Enuine historical figures and a stunning sense of atmosphere add depth and complexity to the seduction and glamour of the Tudor court in this spellbinding and imaginative seuel to The Virgin’s Daughter.