The Virgin's Lover
- Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
- Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Only Robert truly revels in the opportunities of the new reign. He knows he can reclaim his destiny at Elizabeth's side. Elizabeth cannot resist his courtship, and as the young couple slowly falls in love, Robert starts to think the impossible: could he set aside his wife and marry the young queen?
Philippa Gregory paints a portrait of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.
Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2005
"An engaging story." (Booklist)
"Best-seller Gregory captivates again with this expertly crafted historical about the beautiful young Virgin Queen....Gregory amasses a wealth of colorful period detail to depict the shaky first days of Elizabeth I's reign." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Amy on 10-23-06
Not for Elizabeth fans
I enjoy reading about Queen Elizabeth, and I also enjoy fictionalized history (a la Tracy Chevalier) but this book was disappointing. I know it is fiction, but it painted a picture of a whiny and powerless Elizabeth. That tone ruined the entire story for me. Did not enjoy it at all.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Sarah on 12-21-04
Interesting new twist on the
This book is extremely well written, while bringing to the table an entirely new point of view - that of Leicester's wife, Amy Robsart Dudley. I have always wondered about her, and this was a fascinating journey into her experiences, based on historical fact. Elizabeth appears in this novel in all of her sparkling glory, but very human as well. Phillipa Gregory injects the wild ride of political intrigue into the story, as we jump back an forth between Amy and the court. I wish I could read it again. My only complaint is the length - I would have read twice the length!
17 of 19 people found this review helpful