Book Review: The Queen's Lady (The Lacey Chronicles #2) by Eve Edwards

1584 – Surrey, England When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey. Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins. But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ­- before it’s too late?
Release Date: February 3, 2011
Age Group:   Young Adult
Publisher:  Puffin
Source:  NetGalley

I love historical fiction, but have not had the chance to read very much YA historical fictionSo when I read the description of The Queen's Lady on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it.  And, for the most part I did enjoy the book.

I liked Jane and really felt badly for her.  I liked her devotion to her late husband and the fact that she would always strive to remain proper and appropriate to her position and social status.  She always did the right thing, and I liked that.

I liked Edwards' development of the other characters, especially Milly and Diego.  I think I liked their love story just as much as Lady Jane and James. 

But I couldn't help feeling like something was missing. The story felt a little dull, the conflict resolution a little predictable, and I was left wanting something more. I liked the ending and thought it was satisfying, but I couldn't help wishing the book had had more depth.

Overall, I would read Eve Edwards again---The Queen's Lady was enjoyable but not one of my all-time favorites.

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