Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Giveaway: Dark Amelia by Sally O'Reilly

A TALE OF SORCERY AND PASSION IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LONDON—WHERE WITCHES HAUNT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND HIS DARK LADY, THE PLAYWRIGHT'S MUSE AND ONE TRUE LOVE

The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano came of age in Queen Elizabeth’s royal court. The Queen’s favorite, she develops a love of poetry and learning, maturing into a young woman known not only for her beauty but also her sharp mind and quick tongue. Aemilia becomes the mistress of Lord Hunsdon, but her position is precarious. Then she crosses paths with an impetuous playwright named William Shakespeare and begins an impassioned but ill-fated affair.


A decade later, the Queen is dead, and Aemilia Bassano is now Aemilia Lanyer, fallen from favor and married to a fool. Like the rest of London, she fears the plague. And when her young son Henry takes ill, Aemilia resolves to do anything to save him, even if it means seeking help from her estranged lover, Will—or worse, making a pact with the Devil himself.


In rich, vivid detail, Sally O’Reilly breathes life into England’s first female poet, a mysterious woman nearly forgotten by history. Full of passion and devilish schemes, Dark Aemilia is a tale worthy of the Bard.



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5 comments:

Carl Scott said...

I'm still on The Energies of Love, pretty interesting.

Becca Lostinbooks said...

Awesome! I liked your review and it sounds so interesting.

Becca Lostinbooks said...

Oops I forgot to say what I am currently reading. As you know it is like a dozen books but some of them are: Sweet Tooth by Tim Anderson, The Supernatural Enhancements, and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Anita Yancey said...

I am currently reading Don't Blink by James Patterson. Thanks for having this giveaway.

traveler said...

I am reading Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English. Wonderful. Thanks for this great giveaway saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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