The story itself is a page turner it is captivating I love historical fiction from the Tudor times and I was not disappointed This gives a great twist to the ElizabethRobertAmy story Letting us into the characters heads to see and feel the joy hope love despair and eventual demise This
*historical fiction provides *fiction provides insight into the love triangle between Amy Robsart Dudley Robert Dudley and ueen Elizabeth I It is tol The ueen s Pleasure explores the romance between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley primarily through the eyes f Amy Dudley Robert s wife Not nly did Amy stand between Robert
And Elizabeth But BetweenElizabeth but between and his ambition The novel pens with Amy s discussion The Asketikon of St Basil the Great of her marriage to Robert which uickly became a loveless shell when thence love lorn Robert realizes that marrying the lowly Amy nly hurt his ambition Then after Elizabeth takes the throne Robert seems a way to further that ambition despite Amy However it doesn t take long for jealousy to blossom and for Elizabeth to see Amy as a threat and rival for Robert s heartBrandy Purdy captures the uniue voices f two women brought together by the love f ne man and the heated rivalry that ensues filled with politics and covered in raw ambition I was particularly intrigued by Amy s sections since I ve never seen another book tell the same story through Amy s eyes This helped to put a uniue perspective Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time on the subject and help me understand her situation better asf a victim Thoroughly Disarmed of Robert s ambitions and unexpected recipientf Elizabeth s dislike It was particularly interesting to see the depiction f Amy and Robert s relationship pre Elizabeth as it was certainly rout with issues and sometimes utright abuseCharacters aside I had some trouble reading parts After the Ashes of this book First I felt like there were several things that should have been takenut completely this book is The Angry Planet over 500 pages and at times it goes really slowly especially before Elizabeth appearsn the scene Second I found it hard to get fully invested in Purdy s style This is mostly personal preference but the severe lack Melody's Key of dialog long and wordy sentences and freuent time skips made it hard for me to keep my brain completely focusedn the story and I found my thoughts wanderingThis book is just right for fans f historical romance and who enjoyed Purdy s previous novels but it was a little difficult for me to fully enjoy I wouldn t rush ut and buy it but I d certainly suggest it to friends looking for a good historical romance I received this book through LibraryThing Early ReviewersI was hoping to be pleasantly surprised by this book but instead I found it rather disappointing Overall I felt like the writing was poor the characters unlikeable and the plot rather thin The seed A Chance Acquaintance of this novel lies in the historyf Robert Dudley and the mysterious death f his first wife Amy The Tudors are always popular subjects f historical fiction but this particular work has little to recommend it Amy comes ff as weak lovesick and immature and who without fail accepts the abuse and criticism f her husband Robert even after she is aware The Wallflower's Revenge of his affair with ueen Elizabethf England Amy s bland acceptance and along wi. When young Robert Dudley an earl's son meets suire's daughter Amy Robsart it is love at first sight They marry despite parental misgivings but their passion uickly fades and the ambitious Dudley returns to court Swept up in the turmoil f Tudor politics Dud. Th her constant heartbreak made me really dislike her as a character although her character could have be redeemed if she d have at least stood up for herself and bashed Robert s head in But even that couldn t make up for the poor writing and character development The characters come ff as immature and childish and possess unrealistic motivations The history behind this plot is rich and diverse but the author fails to realize that with this novel making it a disappointing read especially if War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 one is familiar with the history Though many have heard about the relationship between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley few know about Robert s wife Amy Robsart Dudley When she was seventeen she married Robert for love and they had a wonderful first yearf marriage But soon Robert s ambition Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World overtakes his feelings for Amy and he leaves her behind in the countryside with promises to introduce Amy at courtne day Amy lives ut her life alone except for her faithful servant who stays with her through everything hoping and praying that her husband will come back to her Unfortunately her husband is much too caught up in trying to woo ueen Elizabeth in hopes f becoming king When Amy dies under mysterious circumstances many wonder
was it an accident Or did Robert r the ueen f England have something to do with her deathI have alwaysit an accident Or did Robert Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills or the ueenf England have something to do with her deathI have always Brandy Purdy s ability to take a well known historical story and put a new twist Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together on it and I was not disappointed in her tellingf Elizabeth and Robert s love story Once again Purdy s writing is beautiful and incredibly descriptive with the ability to make the reader feel the emotions that her characters are feeling She puts the story telling in Amy s hands and the reader is able to understand how Amy felt throughout the whole rdeal knowing that her husband was too busy spending time with another woman and living ut his ambitions to spend time with his wife Elizabeth also tells a bit Blue Blood of her sidef the story and this allowed me to see how Robert manipulated both Amy and Elizabeth though I have to say that I felt sorry for Amy than the ueen I liked getting to see Amy s side The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of the story but it is not a happyne I felt so bad for her that there were times I just had to put the book down and take a break it stirred that much Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of an emotional response in me Though this wasn t a happy tale I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it Tudor fans and to anyone wanting to know about Amy DudleyPlease note I received a copyf this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review 3 stars It was goodA uniue perspective due to the focus It's Like This on Amy Robsart which was detracted by poor word choice at times such as pierced by his fleshly sword I also didn t like the inconsistencyf how Amy s character was painted she ran her father s farm which was uncharacteristically independent and clever for women back in the day yet with Robert she was a whimpering little thing that was willfully ignorant and unwilling to stand up for herself But again The Mirage overall it was still a good read with a refreshing perspective Favorite uote Like St George slaying the dragon Dr Kristofer Biancospino wanted to kill the great crab called Can. Ley is imprisoned in the Tower Also a prisoner is Dudley's childhood playmate the princess Elizabeth In the shadowf the axe their passion ignites When Elizabeth becomes ueen rumours rage that Dudley means to free himself f Amy in rder to wed her And whe. .
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Cer who preyed upon ravaged and took than any Rituels secrets des Templiers one dragon so many livesFirst Sentence I told Kat to fetch a chair and be my dragon to situtside my bedchamber door and guard my lair after I was gone Interesting look at ne f history s most notorious love triangles Amy Robsart Dudley Robert Dudley and Elizabeth ITold in the first person switching between Amy and Elizabeth the book is an interesting take A Mild Suicide on the situationHeavyn the romance so buyer bewareWell worth a read 3 Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet outf 5 starsThis is the story Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of the love affair between Robert Dudley and Elizabeth 1 told mainlyn the side Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of Roberts wife Amy When I read the book I thought it would be told purely by Elizabeth so I was shocked that mostf the chapters were about Amy and how she gets breast cancer We start ff at Amy s funeral and we discover how much Elizabeth regrets the pain she caused Amy then we go back to the start where Amy meets Robert and they fall in love Very early n Robert shows signs f the baddy he will become It was interesting to find ut about the affair and certainly I ve never thought Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of how it must have hurt Amy On the negative side I feel it was uite graphic about the cancer so please be awaref that going into this book It s safe to say I really don t like Robert after reading this book I received this book as part Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway Well firstf all I didn t realize the type Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of genre this book was Had I known I wouldn t have entered to win I love historical fiction however this book was like fiction loosely basedn some fact with a big helping f lots f writing about the sex lives f the characters in uestion I uit reading about a
*third f the *of the through the book after feeling rather disappointedI did appreciate that Purdy began the book by writing from Amy Dudley s point f view the wife f Robert Dudley who in ueen Elizabeth s court and is thought to have been her lover However the passages Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian of Amy Dudley focusedn a lot Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of flashbacks intertwined with Amy s agony After a couple chapters I found myself glossingver the passages because they were so similar to what I had already readA lot f the book focused n some heavy sex writing Now I don READ HARLEUIN TYPE BOOKS SO I WAS UNCOMFORTABLE read Harleuin type books so I was this type f writing Perhaps for that type f genrethe writing was good I don t know but I do know it so didn t work for me I really love books n the Tutor period however a book based n romancefiction writing with a dose f history is NOT historical fiction and I found this book to be a great disappointment Although the love affair between ueen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley is well known I generally find myself rooting for the underdog which in this case was Dudley s ill fated wife Amy Robsart Her death whether from breast cancer suicide r murder is Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. onef my favorite unsolved mysteries Brandy Purdy explores this love triangle in The ueen s Pleasure The first 200 pages f The ueen s Pleasure are told through Amy s eyes alternating chapters between the day f her death and f her memories f her marriage to Robert Although this back and forth can become tiresome Amy truly comes alive which is refreshing due to the lack Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of books. N Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances suspicion fallsn Dudley and the ueenStill hotly debated amongst scholars was Amy's death an accident suicide Date With A Dead Doctor or murder the fascinating subject matter makes for an enthralling read for fansf historical fictio.