Secreted away from the woman who gave birth to her, Elinor de Lacey is raised in blissful ignorance in the English countryside by a beloved and forward-thinking father, and a loving but remote mother. After her father's death, Elinor defies her mother's wishes and accepts an invitation to become a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I in London. Elinor is dazzled by the lavishness of the court, but unprepared for the viciousness of the courtiers. Bringing life to one of the greatest rumors about Elizabeth I, this fascinating tale sweeps listeners into the scandals and political intrigue of the Tudor court.
©2008 Ella March Chase; (P)2008 Books on Tape
I love Elizabethan fiction but this one really pushed the envelope. The characters were not really likeable. You don't develop a real relationship or bond with the storyteller, characters or even the era. No a fav by far!
I read the book a few years ago and remembered it because I enjoyed the whole plot and twists and turns. Somehow they weren't there.
It must have been in the reading of the book. The narrator could have changed up the voices and emotions a bit.
It will need some very strong characters and a lot of twists.
I am going to listen to it again and give it another chance.
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