Being Elizabeth

Being Elizabeth

Large Print - 2008
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Elizabeth Turner carries the red-gold hair and beautiful English complexion of her Deravnel ancestors. She has also inherited Edward Deravenel's charismatic, fiercely ambitious, personality.

Now, at twenty-five, she stands in the position she has dreamed of - inheriting the family business, Deravenels. Over 800 years old, the company is a bastion of male chauvinism,and the challenges Elizabeth faces are immense - and not the least of which is a cousin who believes herself to be the rightful heir.

Elizabeth's main ally is her childhood friend, handsome Robert Dunley. Intelligent and charming, he is her match in every way - and there is a spark between them that is impossible to resist. But Robert is married, and their affair flares the flame of scandal, though that is the least of Elizabeth's problems, as she fights for her birthright.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781602852983
Characteristics: large print
511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Aug 15, 2017

Another nice story from Barbara Bradford Taylor.

Aug 18, 2015

Barbara Taylor Bradford apparently decided to do for the War of The Roses what Susan Howatch did for the Plantagenets. Unfortunately, this book in the trilogy, "Being Elizabeth" is the last and definitely least.

You'd think a modern Elizabeth Tudor would have an exciting career of corporate raiding, white knights, and ruthless business decisions. You'd think that--and you would be wrong.
Queen Elizabeth Tudor walked the razor's edge for most of her life, and her decisions changed the course of history. Tycoon Elizabeth Tudor--I mean, Turner--has a dull, safe existence, and her biggest decision is how to redecorate her office. We don't hear much about how Elizabeth saves the Deravenel empire; we do, however, get to hear a lot about what she eats, what she wears and who she dates, and an odd story about Bruce Willis thrown in when her board tries to convince her to hire a bodyguard. However, since she's never in any real danger (and everything even remotely exciting happens as a flashback or offstage), then a bodyguard isn't really necessary. The ending is probably the most lazy one since "and then I woke up" was invented. It's like Bradford decided "OK, I've typed enough for one novel. Let's stop there." Better yet, folks, let's not even begin there. There are lots of great novels about Elizabeth Tudor; this isn't one of them.

Apr 27, 2012

This story is a modern version of the love story of Elizabeth Tudor and her life-long friend and love interest Robert Dudley. I must admit, however, that this is not a great book by any means and I cannot recommend it. A woman of Substance this is not!

Aug 02, 2010

just about the worst book I've tried to read in years. She's got the Danielle Steele habit of repeating the same sentence over and over until you'll scream if you read one more time about how Elizabeth was 'opposed to marriage...blah blah blah, abused child blah blah blah.' I'm certain she gets paid by the word.


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