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Published by self on 2016
Genres: historical fiction
Source: a blog tour, the author
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If you thought "Six of One: A Tudor Riff" was the most fun you could have with your nightdress on, wait until you see what "Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel" has in store.
Get ready for one 'ruff' night! Tudorphile Dolly thought that the night she spent on an astral plane with Henry VIII's six wives, learning their heretofore unknown secrets, was a one-time thing. Not so! In "Seven Will Out," Dolly finds herself back in the ether with the women of later Tudor times: Elizabeth I, 'Bloody' Mary, Bess of Hardwick, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Anne Hathaway Shakespeare, to name a few.
They too have secrets that will turn history on its head, and comic sass that will keep you laughing. You've read all of the traditional, serious and romantic takes on the legendary Tudors. Why not try your Tudors with a new and different twist?
Though not as enjoyable as the first book (Six of One was reviewed last week), Seven Will Out is a lighthearted romp through the later Tudor period, as seen through the eyes of the Tudor women, long after they are dead. The book is filled with puns (many of which were already used in the first book) and jokes. Just like the first book, most of the puns weren’t all that funny to me, and unfortunately, most of the jokes were just a little too silly for me.
That being said, one can’t help but enjoy Spear’s book. It’s meant to be fun, poking fun of the seriousness of the Tudor period and the people (like me) who are obsessed with it. You can’t take Seven Will Out seriously, and the things that Spear’s thinks of for her characters make the book worth reading, and if she ever comes out with a third, you’ll bet I’ll read that one too! It’s great fun to see the ladies let down their hair and just have fun (see, after reading her book i can’t help but come up with bad lines, too!)
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