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Description - Chase the Heart by Maggie Osborne

The title of this book is Chase the Heart and is written by author Maggie Osborne. The book Chase the Heart is published by Little, Brown Book Group. The ISBN of this book is 9780861886920 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Chase the Heart by Maggie Osborne.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780861886920
ISBN-10: 0861886925
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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US Kirkus Review » Romantic novelist Osborne's hard-cover debut: an Elizabethan romp through the Tudor court to France, its principals in lusty pursuit of bedded bliss and a cache of purloined letters. Queen Elizabeth I, moody and fading at 55, offers a penniless, barren young courtier, Lady Nellanor Amesley, a chance to stay in the royal graces after the girl's protector, the Earl of Leicester, dies. All Lady Nell must do is chase three Spaniards across Europe and retrieve from them a silver casket of letters written in Elizabeth's own hand. The letters are to be returned with seals unbroken, and if orders are disobeyed in any fashion, Lady Nell's companion-to-be, handsome young William Steele, ("The Fighting") Duke of Brampton, has instructions to kill her. Of course, the pair fall in love (or lust), uttering Elizabethanisms while they plummet ("God's teeth, woman!" and "God's balls! You don't want a man, you want a bloody stud!"), but for a long while, the prized missives elude the couple. When found, these reveal surprising things about Lady Nell's parentage and excellent reasons for the good Queen's anxiety. A means to reseal the now-opened envelopes is found, the Queen is placated, and the way to a happy ending is paved. Painfully poor writing and a slow start nearly obscure a witty plot, the lines of which display some agility and humor - but not enough to take flight. (Kirkus Reviews)


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