REVIEW: THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley

THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (June 30, 2009)

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"No one wanted you. But I did..."

Kat Bab has heard those words all of her life and thus her soul was forever at unrest wanting to solve the mystery of her lineage.

THE STOLEN ONE is an intriguing tale set in the Elizabethan era; full of history with detailed descriptions of gorgeously crafted wardrobes. A story ever mindful of it's forbidden secrets.

Kat, a skilled embroiderer is raised in a tiny village only knowing her mother Grace and sister Anna and although she is loved, she is not content. Besides knowing whom are her true parents, Kat yearns for a life outside of her Village. Then one evening a stranger pays a visit and in that encounter the secret that has held Kat tethered to Grace begins to unravel and she knows she must journey to London to seek her answers. Despite the warnings and the proposal from a good man nothing can make her stay and Catherine journey's off to London with Anna in tow. Once there it is not long before the Queen notices Katherine and is soon a part of her court. Ever mindful of her quest to reveal the secrets of her lineage she will discover that knowledge of the truth comes with a heavy price and in the end what choice will she make. Loyalty or Love?

THE STOLEN ONE is a perfect combination of history, mystery and romance. I was along for the ride as Kat searched for the truth and was entranced along the way. I was pleased Kat's personal growth within the story and can say that I admired how the Queen was portrayed. The story was well paced and I really enjoyed the bits from Grace's perspective through her journal. It added that bit "A HA" factor that made this story shine. I also enjoyed learning the details about the opulent wardrobes that were so much a part of the backdrop to this story.

I used to be a fan of historical romances but have strayed away along the years. Upon reading THE STOLEN ONE I remembered why I enjoyed them so much. I was transported in time with it's rich details and wonderful story telling. Suzanne Crowley did an amazing job for the mystery surrounding Mary Seymour is intriguing and provides the key for a brilliant read. I recommend this book to anyone in search of an amazing read that is good for all ages.

THE STOLEN ONE

4 comments on "REVIEW: THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley"

Rebecca Herman wrote: February 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM

I loved this book! Glad you enjoyed it too.


So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: February 4, 2010 at 2:30 AM

I'm not a huge fan of historical romance but this sounds like it's worth a shot. Thanks for the review, Nancy!


The Library Lurker wrote: February 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM

This is on my TBR and has just moved up a few notches! That trailer is amazing! Thanks for sharing, and great review!


Elise wrote: February 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I adore this book. :)


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