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Lettice is the fairest of them all. To herself, at least. From the time she was a little girl, she was told stories of her cousin who would be Queen, the great Elizabeth of England. Much of England's volatile history is wrapped up in Lettice's family, and to be in the good favor of the Queen is a must.
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When Elizabeth ascends the throne, Lettice finds herself a young and beautiful noblewoman caught up in the enchantment of Court. Even though she marries well, she is unhappy that the fairest man at court, the impeccable Robert Dudley, only has eyes for the Queen. The Queen refuses to marry him, and his frustration grows until he finally shifts his eyes to the young, beautiful and confident Lettice.

Between the mysterious death of Robert's first wife, the refusal of the Queen to marry him, and his fiery affair with Lettice, the throne of England rests on the lust for power shared by these three main characters. Lettice outlives Robert and Elizabeth, and is left only with the memories of a tumultuous affair to make her happy.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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