Author’s Site: Eve Edwards
Genre: Young Adult – Historical, Romance, Fiction
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
1586 – London, England. Sixteen-year-old Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London’s richest – and strictest – cloth merchants. Kit Turner is an actor and the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorset. A chance encounter finds Kit falling for the beautiful Mercy’s charms, but their love is forbidden. A merchant’s daughter and a vagabond – it simply cannot be. If Mercy chooses Kit she must renounce her family name and leave her home. Will she favour duty over true love, or will she give Kit his heart’s desire?
My Review: I was intrigued by this book, because it was compared to Philippa Gregory’s writing, and I’ve always loved her books. I’m not sure I would go that far, however. Where Philippa Gregory goes rather in depth in the intrigue as a well as emotions, Eve Edwards kept everything pretty surface level. Instead of feeling like I was involved in the story, I felt more like I was watching it from a distance. I would have liked to have felt more emotion from both Kit and Mercy, it doesn’t work to just say that the emotions were there, it has to be drawn out of the reader.