His Last Letter by Jeane Westin
Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

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One of the greatest loves of all time-between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley-comes to life in this vivid novel.

They were playmates as children, impetuous lovers as adults-and for thirty years were the center of each others' lives. Astute to the dangers of choosing any one man, the Virgin Queen could never give her "Sweet Robin" what he wanted most-marriage- yet she insisted he stay close by her side. Possessive and jealous, their love survived quarrels, his two disastrous marriages to other women, her constant flirtations, and political machinations with foreign princes.

His Last Letter tells the story of this great love... and especially of the last three years Elizabeth and Dudley spent together, the most dangerous of her rule, when their passion was tempered by a bittersweet recognition of all that they shared-and all that would remain unfulfilled.


 

About Jeane Westin

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Jeane Westin began her writing career as a journalist, then wrote nonfiction books, and now writes historical novels. She lives in California with her husband, near their daughter, and has been rehabilitating a Tudor cottage. Author website: jeanewestin.com
 
Published August 3, 2010 by NAL. 397 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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