The Virgin's Lover...
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book because a) I was utterly taken with Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl and b) because Elizabeth I has always been one of my answers for the "if you could have dinner with any one person" question.
This historical novel weaves known history of Elizabeth I's first few years as queen with mystery, suspense, supposition, politics and murder. In short, a fantastic and engrossing read.
Gregory truly captures the passion of Elizabeth and Robert Dudley, the conflicts of religion and politics, and life as it was in 1558.
If you haven't read Gregory's novels, you really must. I'm not a historical reader at all, and I found myself enchanted.
Scribbled by Marissa