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R to what I had already readA lot of the book focused on some heavy 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 however a book based on romancefiction writing with a dose of history is NOT historical fiction and I found this book to be a great disappointment Interesting look at one of 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 on the situationHeavy on the romance so buyer bewareWell worth a read 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 marr The ueen s Pleasure xplores the romance between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley primarily through the High Tide at Midnight eyes of Amy Dudley Robert s wife Not only did Amy stand between Robert and Elizabeth but between Robert and his ambition The novel opens with Amy s discussion of her marriage to Robert which uickly became a loveless shell when the once love lorn Robert realizes that marrying the lowly Amy only 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 of two women brought together by the love of one man and the heated rivalry thatnsues filled with politics #And Covered In Raw Ambition #covered in raw ambition was particularly intrigued by Amy s sections since I ve never seen another book tell the same story through Amy s Education and Equality eyes This helped to put a uniue perspective on the subject and help me understand her 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 had some trouble reading parts of this book First I felt like there were several things that should have been taken out completely this book is over 500 pages and at times it goes really slowlyspecially before Elizabeth appears on the scene Second I found it 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 it hard for me to keep my brain completely focused on the story and I found my thoughts wanderingThis book is just right for fans of historical romance and who njoyed Purdy
s previous novels but it was a little difficult for me to fully njoy I wouldn t rush out and previous novels but it was a little difficult for me to fully Dangerous Work enjoy I wouldn t rush out and it but I d certainly suggest it to friends looking for a good historical romance 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 andventual demis. N Amy is found dead in unlikely circumstances suspicion falls on Dudley and the ueenStill hotly debated amongst scholars was Amy's death an accident suicide or murder the fascinating subject matter makes for an nthralling read for fans of historical fictio. ,
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 xplores this love triangle in The ueen s Pleasure The first 200 pages of The ueen s Pleasure are told through Amy s yes alternating chapters between the day of her death and of her memories of her marriage to Robert Although this back and forth can become tiresome Amy
comes alive which is refreshing due to the lack of books focusing her viewpoint Sadly however her characterization stresses her as a country bumpkin as though Purdy is trying to convince the reader that Amy wasn t good nough for RobertIn fact The ueen s Pleasure suffers wholly from stereotypes with none of the characters Forgery, Replica, Fiction escaping the role they arexpected to play Robert is rude crude and ambitious while his brother Guildford is a spoiled mama s boy as Elizabeth is motionless and selfish although her arc volves Although these typecast roles create ample drama within the novel they are one dimensional for the readers hoping to Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life explore new sides to the figures From a historical context The ueen s Pleasure is rather accurate with facts while the historical libertiesmployed are believable and overall nrich the story Although there are fluffy sections which feel like a pathetic romance novel Further Purdy has 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 motions versus dialogue This creates a deeper and richer novel than The Empty Chair 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 hate buttercups Purdy clearly added some of thevents strictly for novelty ghost monks Robert and Amy having sex in front of his brothers in the tower Amy masturbating in a public bath voodoo type wax dolls These can be annoying and again perceived as 3 out of 5 starsThis is the story of the love affair Robert #Dudley Elizabeth 1 told mainly on the side of Roberts wife Amy When I read #and Elizabeth 1 told mainly on the side of Roberts wife Amy When I read book I thought it would be told purely by Elizabeth so I was shocked that most of the chapters were about Amy and how she gets breast cancer We start off 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 arly on Robert shows signs of the baddy he will become It was interesting to find out about the affair and certainly I ve never thought of how it must have hurt 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 3 stars It was goodA uniue perspective due to the focus on Amy Robsart which was detracted. When young Robert Dudley an arl'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. ,truly comes alive which is refreshing due to the lack of books focusing
By poor word choice at times such as pierced by his fleshly sword I also didn t like the inconsistency of 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 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 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 of this novel lies in the history of Robert Dudley and the mysterious death of his first wife Amy The Tudors are always popular subjects of historical fiction but this #particular work has little to recommend it Amy comes off as weak lovesick and immature and who without fail accepts the #work has little to recommend it Amy comes off as weak lovesick and immature and who without fail accepts the and criticism of her husband Robert ven after she is aware of his affair with ueen Elizabeth of England Amy s bland acceptance and along with 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 ven 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 history behind this plot is rich and diverse but the author fails to realize that with this novel making it a disappointing read Award-Winning Books for Children and Young Adults, 1990-1991 especially if one is familiar with the history This 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 of how 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 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 haventered to win I love historical fiction however this book was like fiction loosely based on some fact with a big helping 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 have been her 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 simila. 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 himself of Amy in order to wed her And whe. .