Emerald is Philippa Gregory for older teens. This is more substantial than the usual bodice-ripper - packed with lots of historical drama and a character that you believe in.
Set during the later years of Queen Elizabeth I reign, we have a story of intrigue, treason and of course romance.
I raced through this story. It was light-weight, but thoroughly enjoyable. The perfect read for a rainy, lazy weekend.
And it has a fanatastic cover! Wouldn't we all love a sumptious gown like Emerald's?
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