|Reviews for The English Roses: The Hamilton Saga|
| CRYSTAL2 5/5/13 . chapter 1
looks great so far will definitely keep reading!
| WunderWings890 11/3/12 . chapter 1
I love the story so far! Can't wait to read more!
| Lynn K. Hollander 2/29/12 . chapter 62
"Which of course you would say." Richard said. It's "Which of course you would say," Richard said.
I didn't reply to that. My eyes were on Mr. Cromwell's own cold ones. "My lord Cromwell..." So which is it? Mr. or my lord? It can't be both.
| Lynn K. Hollander 1/11/12 . chapter 60
"Are you all right my lady Marchioness? You look pale." The man said, concerned.
"I'm fine." I said softly.
"Are you all right my lady Marchioness? You look pale(COMMA)," (NO CAPITAL LETTER HERE)the man said, concerned.
"I'm fine(COMMA)," I said softly. and all through the chapter.
| Anon 12/18/11 . chapter 30
I really like the concept of following the Hamilton women through different eras, but Ellie's story is filled with details completely anachronistic for medieval England-tea, photographs, scones, the clothing, the way members of the family and staff are addressed. This isn't a bad thing, though. Had you not given years and stated that this piece is set in medieval times, I would have congratulated you on a great job describing Victorian England!
| Sapphire Jade 10/22/11 . chapter 9
Frist, I just wanted to say that so far I love your book. I cant stop reading it! I have always been interested in this time period and have read about it. I love seeing from a different view!
Second, I was reading through and got to the letter Matthew wrote to Jane. In parts of the letter you refer to Mary where I think you meant to say Jane. Just thought I would let you know.
| Tricorvus 10/21/11 . chapter 20
Oh, I LIKE the way Jane handled that slimy git!
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 18
Fear not, you're doing the era justice except that one tiny little thing of using the word Okay. It was unknown, even in America, until after 1900. Fantastic job overall, though, keep up the good work.
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 14
Beautiful. I wonder why ladies-in-waiting felt that their lives were threatened? There's something there, that eludes me. Of course, I have some Native American blood, and we have a mind-set that doesn't "get" some things that 100% caucasians do get.
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 13
Clearly you and I have read the same 10 or so books, and both of us have taken flights of fancy. You, however, have put your flight down in a pleasant enjoyable fiction, and I fumble with historical fiction, at best. My forte with words will always be of the science fiction genre, although I love to read this genre of historical fiction. My late mother was a descendant of the ill fated Stafford Earl. I think some of his character attributes came down to her. I like the character of Jane Hamilton. You have a grasp of this era that is truly admirable. And you even got the marriage vows right. :D
Do not, I beg you, fall into the Catherine Carey trap that I have read from other authors. They forget that Mary Boleyn Carey was Henry's lover and that her daughter Catherine might very well have been Henry's daughter as well. Then they put Catherine at Edward's court, and ... Ewwww! He's her half-brother, in all likelihood. Also there was a GREAT error in "The Other Boleyn Girl" - Mary was older than Anne, and the author, bless her heart, got it wrong. You didn't assign older or younger to either sister, in your descriptions, thereby missing that error entirely. Good on you. Keep up the good work.
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 8
Very good. How horrible those times must have been, the common people thinking those at court had it so cush. But the reality of wondering from day to day, if today's behavior will bring death tomorrow. At least the lower classes could marry for love and not give a damn...
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 7
Yay! You mentioned my mother's ancestors the Staffords! :D Very satisfying chapter, full of lovely details. It may be the story we all know, but you've put a prospective on it, of a young, naive girl, and one that doesn't end up in the king's bed. So it's very likeable. :D
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 6
Bravo! My grace, do you KNOW what a relief it is to finally read an author who knows how to spell "Per se". I am so everlastingly tired of having to give reviews that read like spelling or grammar lessons. Whatever the Betas are doing, they are overwhelmingly NOT doing their jobs, it seems. Nor are the grammar and spelling teachers in the schools. You & your Beta do not have this problem. And apparently, you paid attention in spelling and grammar and history classes. :D
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 5
Great stuff! I love it! I am an afficianado of this very genre of historical fiction, so there's nothing negative I can say. You've done your research and done it well.
| Tricorvus 10/20/11 . chapter 4
Very satisfactory & entertaining. A pleasant read, that makes me want to read further. But potatoes were not at the banquet, having not been introduced until the reign of Elizabeth I. Nor tobacco, should you imagine bringing it into the story. Both were introduced by Sir Walter Raleigh. :D