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Royal Blood
by Rona Sharon
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Kensington, 2009 (2009)
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*   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Rona Sharon chose to set her newest novel, Royal Blood, in the court of Tudor England in 1518. This is an interesting and somewhat different novel for a historical romance filled with mystery and intrigue.

It would have made a great novel if the story had not been lost in the execution. As it is, the mystery and intrigue are buried in lengthy descriptions and scenes that have little impact on the story's development, and confused me enough that I do not feel comfortable providing a plot summary.

The leads - Princess Renee de Valois of France and Sir Michael Devereaux - have interesting aspects to them. But I would start to feel a connection, and then lose it - either they did something I disagreed with or the descriptions or dialogues became so lengthy that it broke any tenuous link. Because of this, I cannot really recommend Royal Blood.

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