Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How Do I Love Thee

by Nancy Moser
Bethany House Publishing

        How Do I Love Thee is a historical fiction work bout Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning and the love they shared. I have read many poems by both poets over the years, but I never knew the isolated life Elizabeth led.  Her tyrannical father, whom she loved, allowed none of his children to marry.  Elizabeth stayed in her room for most of her adult life because of an undiagnosed illness.  I did find this book a tad boring and lifeless.  In my opinion, Elizabeth suffered from weakness because she did not get out.  Once she started getting outside and eating healthy food her condition improved.  This was one book I started to read several months ago and could not get into.  This time I read it because I needed to write my review.  It took me several days to read (very unlike me~I usually devour books in a day or so).  

*I received this book for free from the publisher in order to read and write a review.

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