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Ack of constant dialogue and banter with a stream of consciousness approach To some The ueen s Pleasure is thus a deeper novel while to others it may be slow and sluggish Overall though I would recommend The ueen s Pleasure to those seeking novels regarding Amy Robsart as they aren t abundant The ueen s Pleasure explores the romance between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley primarily through the eyes of Amy Dudley Robert s wife Not only did Amy stand between Robert and Elizabeth but between Robert and is ambition The novel opens with Amy s discussion of Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, her marriage to Robert which uickly became a loveless shell when the once love lorn Robert realizes that marrying the lowly Amy onlyurt Cult Science Fiction Films 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 seartBrandy Purdy captures the uniue voices of two women brought together by the love of one man and the Crime and Punishment 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 Thiselped to put a uniue perspective on the subject and Sailor Moon Episode Lists help me understander situation better as of a victim of Robert s ambitions and unexpected recipient of Elizabeth s dislike It was particularly interesting to see the depiction of Amy and Robert s relationship pre Elizabeth as it was certainly rout with issues and sometimes outright abuseCharacters aside I Attentions Throbbing had some trouble reading parts of this book First I felt like there were several things that shouldave been taken out completely this book is over 500 pages and at times it goes really slowly especially before Elizabeth appears on the scene Second I found it Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, hard to get fully invested in Purdy s style This is mostly personal preference but the severe lack of dialog long and wordy sentences and freuent time skips made itard for me to keep my brain completely focused on the story and I found my thoughts wanderingThis book is just right for fans of Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 historical romance and who enjoyed Purdy s previous novels but it was a little difficult for me to fully enjoy I wouldn t rush out and buy it but I d certainly suggest it to friends looking for a goodistorical romance 3 stars It was goodA uniue perspective due to the focus on Amy Robsart which was detracted by poor word choice at times such as pierced by Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version his fleshly sword I also didn t like the inconsistency ofow Amy s character was painted she ran Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity 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 forerself But again 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 Cancer who preyed upon ravaged and took than any one dragon so many livesFirst Sentence I told Kat to fetch a chair and be my dragon to sit outside my bedchamber door and guard my lair after I was gone I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway Well first of all I didn t realize the type of genre this book was Had I known I wouldn t The Doughboys have entered to win I loveistorical fiction 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] however this book was like fiction loosely based on some fact with a bigelping of lots of writing about the sex lives of the characters in uestion I uit reading about a third of the way through the book after feeling rather disappointedI did appreciate that Purdy began the book by writing from Amy Dudley s point of view the wife of Robert Dudley who in ueen Elizabeth s court and is thought to Futurity have beener lover However the passages of Amy Dudley focused on a lot of flashbacks intertwined with Amy s agony After a couple chapters I found myself glossing over the passages because they were so similar to what I Ouija in Suburbia had already readA lot of the book focused on someeavy sex writing Now I don t read Harleuin type books so I was uncomfortable with this type of writing Perhaps for that type of genrethe writing was good I don t know but I do know it so didn t work for me I really love books on the Tutor period Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism however a book based on romancefiction writing with a dose ofistory is NOT Lenora historical fiction and I found this book to be a great disappointment. N Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances suspicion falls on Dudley and the ueenStillotly debated amongst scholars was Amy's death an accident suicide or murder the fascinating subject matter makes for an enthralling read for fans of istorical fictio.
S ead in But even that couldn t make up for the poor writing and character development The characters come off as immature and childish and possess unrealistic motivations The Desire Sensibility 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 one is familiar with theistory Interesting look at one of istory 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 on the situationHeavy on the romance so buyer bewareWell worth a read 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 or murder is one of my favorite unsolved mysteries Brandy Purdy explores this love triangle in The ueen s Pleasure The first 200 pages of The ueen s Pleasure are told through Amy s eyes alternating chapters between the day of er death and of The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green her memories ofer marriage to Robert Although this back and forth can become tiresome Amy truly comes alive which is refreshing due to the lack of books focusing on The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice her viewpoint Sadlyowever Practicing History her characterization stresseser as a country bumpkin as though Purdy is trying to convince the reader that Amy wasn t good enough for RobertIn fact The ueen s Pleasure suffers wholly from stereotypes with none of the characters escaping the role they are expected to play Robert is rude crude and ambitious while is brother Guildford is a spoiled mama s boy as Elizabeth is emotionless and selfish although er arc evolves Although these typecast roles create ample drama within the novel they are one dimensional for the readers Some Thing Black hoping to explore new sides to the figures From aistorical context The ueen s Pleasure is rather accurate with facts while the istorical liberties employed are believable and overall enrich the story Although there are fluffy sections which feel like a pathetic romance novel Further Purdy as slip ups in dialogue which are too modern or posed in a way which would never occur Purdy s writing style is very figurative literary and illustrative focusing on thoughts and emotions versus dialogue This creates a deeper and richer novel than expected with less fluff On the contrary there are many areas which feel forced and dragged out with allusions stretching pages with little movement or action resulting in the reader s propensity to scan and not miss anything within the plot Another frustrating factor is the mention of buttercups and apples on EVERY page Readers will come to Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? hate buttercups Purdy clearly added some of the events strictly for novelty ghost monks Robert and Amyaving sex in front of Leonardo da Vinci his brothers in the tower Amy masturbating in a public bath voodoo type wax dolls These can be annoying and again perceived as trying tooard Fortunately these are infreuent and it feels as though Purdy was uncomfortable with them but felt she Enkätboken had to include them for popularity they don t add to the plot and couldave been left out Naturally The ueen s Pleasure is much dramatic as Elizabeth s alternating chapters stir up the mix The reader truly feels Amy s pain and scorn and also Elizabeth s need for control The novel is certainly not for Robert fans as the feelings of Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy hatred towardim can t be avoided At the same time Purdy is repetitive and makes Amy distasteful as each page is filled with numerous attempts to gain failingly Robert s attention and love This becomes tedious predictable and frustrating The conclusion of The ueen s Pleasure was strong and then a let down StrongPurdy in a sense combined all the theories surrounding Amy s death which gave an unbiased demise and allows the reader to make isher own conclusion Further Purdy seamlessly interweaves Leicester s Commonwealth into the tale strengthening the novel as this document isn t often explored resulting in a memorable ending However the epilogue which was not necessary weakens the ending adds an unneeded twist to the entire novel and results in a groan I would suggest ignoring this section Purdy does discuss some of the istorical after notes in the post script bringing to light the interesting figures of Thomas Blount and Dr Walter BaylyThe main feature and deciding factor whether one would enjoy the novel or not is the Ley is imprisoned in the Tower Also a prisoner is Dudley's childhood playmate the princess Elizabeth In the shadow of the axe their passion ignites When Elizabeth becomes ueen rumours rage that Dudley means to free Health at Every Size himself of Amy in order to weder And whe.
This The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy historical fiction provides further insight into the love triangle between Amy Robsart Dudley Robert Dudley and ueen Elizabeth I It is told from the point of view of both Amy and Elizabeth My main complaint about the book is that it is too long and too repetitive in the telling ofow mean Robert was to Amy It also took too long to get to Elizabeth s point of view I was getting so discouraged by the way Amy was treated that I almost uit reading this book several times Though many Polvere alla polvere haveeard 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 Wyoming Triple Heat had a wonderful first year of marriage But soon Robert s ambition overtakesis feelings for Amy and An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery he leaveser behind in the countryside with promises to introduce Amy at court one day Amy lives out Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy her life alone except forer faithful servant who stays with ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე her through everythingoping and praying that er usband will come back to Six Thinking Hats her Unfortunatelyer Chicken Soup for the Soul husband is much too caught up in trying to woo ueen Elizabeth inopes of becoming king When Amy dies under mysterious circumstances many wonder was it an accident Or did Robert or the ueen of England Misbehaving have something to do wither deathI Blooming Red have always appreciated Brandy Purdy s ability to take a well knownistorical story and put a new twist on it and I was not disappointed in Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, her telling of 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 thater characters are feeling She puts the story telling in Amy s Forensic Science hands and the reader is able to understandow Amy felt throughout the whole ordeal knowing that er usband was too busy spending time with another woman and living out Exploring with Frémont his ambitions to spend time withis wife Elizabeth also tells a bit of Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out her side of the story and this allowed me to seeow Robert manipulated both Amy and Elizabeth though I Beauty and the Beast (Demon Tales, have to say that I felt sorry for Amy than the ueen I liked getting to see Amy s side of the story but it is not aappy one I felt so bad for The Secret Life of Callie McGuire her that there were times I justad to put the book down and take a break it stirred that much of an emotional response in me Though this wasn t a Kuzuların Sessizliği 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 copy of this novel from the author in exchange for anonest review 3 out of 5 starsThis is the story of the love affair between Robert Dudley and Elizabeth 1 told mainly on the side of Roberts wife Amy When I read the book I thought it would be told purely by Elizabeth so I was shocked that most of the chapters were about Amy and When We Left Cuba how she gets breast cancer We start off at Amy s funeral and we discoverow 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 on Robert shows signs of the baddy Enlightenment Now : The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress he will become It was interesting to find out about the affair and certainly I ve never thought ofow it must Protecting Your Parents Money haveurt Amy On the negative side I feel it was uite graphic about the cancer so please be aware of that going into this book It s safe to say I really don t like Robert after reading this book The story itself is a page turner it is captivating I love Escape from Shadow Island (Max Cassidy, historical fiction from the Tudor times and I was not disappointed This gives a great twist to the ElizabethRobertAmy story Letting us into the characterseads to see and feel the joy Snap hope love despair and eventual demise I received this book through LibraryThing Early ReviewersI wasoping 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 of this novel lies in the istory of Robert Dudley and the mysterious death of is first wife Amy The Tudors are always popular subjects of The Viking's Captive (Clan Hakon Series Book 2) (English Edition) historical fiction but this particular workas little to recommend it Amy comes off as weak lovesick and immature and who without fail accepts the abuse and criticism of er usband Robert even after she is aware of The Survivor (Families of Honor his affair with ueen Elizabeth of England Amy s bland acceptance and along wither constant Flyaway heartbreak made me really dislikeer as a character although Marley her character couldave be redeemed if she d Blood Born have at least stood up forerself and bashed Robert. 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 of Tudor politics Dud.
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