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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mini Book Review ~ Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan

Ladies in Waiting

Title: Ladies in Waiting
Author: Laura L. Sullivan
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Source: ARC from ATWT

Rating: 2/5


Eliza dreams of being a playwright for the king’s theater, where she will be admired for her witty turns of phrase rather than her father’s wealth.
Beth is beautiful as the day but poor as a church mouse, so she must marry well, despite her love for her childhood sweetheart.
Zabby comes to England to further her scientific studies—and ends up saving the life of King Charles II. Soon her friendship with him becomes a dangerous, impossible obsession. Though she knows she should stay away from the young, handsome king, Charles has a new bride, Queen Catherine, and a queen needs ladies in waiting.

And so Zabby, Beth, and Eliza, three Elizabeths from very different walks of life, find themselves at the center of the most scandal-filled court that England has ever seen.


I really like history and I thought that I would give this book a try.  I unfortunately found out that this book just wasn't the book for me.  I like to feel some sort of connection with the characters in the book and I just didn't connect with the characters in Ladies in Waiting.  I did like that they all got to present their own stories and points of view but there were times I literally thought "I don't care."  Harsh? Maybe, but it is what it is. For me I thought that the story progressed pretty slowly.  This isn't a big "action all over the place" kinda book, this is a book that is about three ladies in waiting and there life inside a most scandalous English court.

It maybe just me, that's happened before, where I seriously dislike a book that it seems so many really enjoyed. But again, just because I didn't care for the book, doesn't mean that you might not really like it.

1 comment:

Jennifer Lane said...

I'm talking to you, Maverick! Too bad this one wasn't for you. Connecting emotionally with the characters is so important, and sometimes, so personal. Happy Halloween!