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The Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths. Love You Forever Robert Munsch. The Invisible String Patrice Karst. While watching the artists, Grace learns quite a few things-- especially that certain paints are poisonous. At the same time, an acting troupe has shown up and Lady C The Queen is having her portrait painted, but the Queen has more important things to do than stand around all day while people paint her picture. At the same time, an acting troupe has shown up and Lady Carmina is falling mysteriously ill.
Grace suspects, but can't prove, she's being poisoned. Paints are being stolen from the work room-- if Grace can find the thief, will she find the poisoner? Who would want to harm Carmina? The problem with this book is that a feud Carmina's family is involved in is the turning point of the plot, but it's hidden in the background.
The pointers leading to the feud would have been very subtle foreshadowing and would make an almost-twist and exciting ending.
But, alas, the book is named feud, so we know it's going to be important. The most interesting thing about this book is not the feud or the information presented about feuds. The most interesting thing is the information about the painting and artistic techniques of the Elizabethan age. This story contains more false leads than the previous mysteries and is one of the best.
Betrayal and when Grace's fellow Maid of Honour, the vain Sarah Bartelmy mysteriously disappears, Lady Grace assumes that. Betrayal has ratings and 68 reviews. Lady Grace, youngest Maid to Queen Elizabeth I and secret “Lady Pursuivant” narrates in her daybook life as a.
Sep 05, Awallens rated it liked it. Her family has recently been involved There is much excitement at Court as the famous painter Levina Teerlinc arrives to paint the Queen's portrait.
I feel I always write the same things about these books, that they were good, had good historical detail, the characters were well-drawn, etc. These are a fun little romp and a quick read, but the historical detail is good, too.
It is March of , and a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth I is being painted at court. Lady Sarah, one of Lady Grace's fellow Maids of Honor, is being a stand-in for some of the portrait work. As Grace must accompany her to the workroom, she is able to observe the artists working and learns how deadly and poisonous certain paints can be. Shortly after, Carmina, another of the Maids of Honor, becomes mysteriously ill.
Grace wonders if she is being poisoned - but who would poison Carmina, and why? Grace is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. This was another excellent book in the Lady Grace series. It told an enjoyable story and included many interesting details about life in Elizabethan times.
I'd definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoyed the other books in the series. Dec 19, Ellen rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel bad but there were a things that really bothered me. The blurb talks about a famous painter and the paint being missing. Grace doesn't learn that the poison is paint until the middle. There is no famous painter. So the blurb is very miss leading. Felt like it was obivious how the culpriet was poisoning the Maid. All she would eat were the sweetmeats 3.
Its only by mere chance that Grace 4. Its only by mere chance that Grace figured this one out. Had she not heard that one thing at the end, poor Carmina would have died. Had Carmina eaten that final sweetmeat, she would have been dead. The coincidences were really hard to ignore this time.
Otherwise enjoyable and I am ready to read Gold This was another book from this series where I felt fairly neutral after reading. I think the issue with this one was the fact that it didn't really have much of a mystery, the paint was obviously the thing poisoning Lady Carmina, so I was quite bored at the start of the novel. One thing I enjoyed about this book was the exploration of paints in this age and the introduction of the pencil, which Grace gets to keep and starts writing her diary with so that she doesn't make any mistakes. The story-l This was another book from this series where I felt fairly neutral after reading.
The story-line was drab unfortunately and I just wanted to get through this one to carry on with the series.
On to number The Queen's portrait painters are hard at work, one of the Maids of Honour is posing as the queen and Lady Grace is set to keep her distracted by reading to her. Grace is more distracted with the art. When one of the other ladies becomes ill and Grace finds that the symptoms can be produced by paint she starts to investigate. This time it is a matter of life and death. The title pretty much gives a lot of the plot away but these stories are more about the Elizabethan experience than mystery and i The Queen's portrait painters are hard at work, one of the Maids of Honour is posing as the queen and Lady Grace is set to keep her distracted by reading to her.