Having previously read and loved Jeane Westin’s “The Virgin’s Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I”, I was really excited when I found out that Jeane was writing an historical novel based on the relationship between Elizabeth I and her childhood friend and favourite Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Like many other people, Elizabeth and Dudley’s relationship intrigues me and I was keen to see how Jeane would handle it and I was not disappointed.
His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester
by Jeane Westin
As soon as I received “His Last Letter” through the post I stopped reading everything else and spent my weekend reading it and not doing a lot else. I was hooked from the very beginning and I am not exaggerating when I say that the Prologue had me in tears! To be in tears in the first few pages just shows how Jeane was able to get me empathising with the characters straight away and how I was already part of their lives.
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