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Much Ado About Love

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Shakespeare's In Love

At the royal command of Queen Elizabeth, Sir Ian Terrance has sought out a popular local playwright named William Shakespeare-only to discover that "he" is a "she."..and a most desirable and delectable she indeed! And now that the remarkable Olivia is his prisoner, Sir Ian is the one in chains-bewitched by the singular young woman's irrestible beauty,
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ebook, 384 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Avon (first published September 5th 2000)
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Clara Zaynn
Nov 05, 2016 Clara Zaynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this one a lot of fun. It's a neat bit of alternate history, as Shakespeare is not only a woman, but the long-thought-dead daughter of Queen Elizabeth. When the queen's seemingly soulless main protector is sent by the queen to detain the bard, he soon realizes his soul might not be as lost as he once thought. The verbal jousting matches between Sir Ian Terrance and Olivia/Miss Beatrice/Shakespeare make this one so much fun, and it's also fun to watch how everything falls into place. I re ...more
Carrie Olguin
Apr 07, 2013 Carrie Olguin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya know, if you are going to make your historical heroine a writer, you might as well make her the real William Shakespere! What a brave concept!

And what reason would the heroine have to keep her real identity a secret? Because she is the Queen's illigitimate daughter! Well, that was a bit of a spoiler.

I loved this story. The concept is fresh. The dialoge written more for that time in history (too many "historical" novels use contemporary phrases like "totally" and way too many contractions such
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Aspoon
Jun 16, 2014 Aspoon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**CONTAINS SPOILERS** Now I found this book absolutely absurd… but not in a bad way actually. Of course the author giving Queen Elizabeth an illegitimate daughter by her longtime lover Robert Dudley was of course absurd yet creative. I love how authors tweak historical facts to make history even more interesting and shocking. I didn’t like the constant bickering between the hero and heroine…even the heated make out scenes couldn’t make up for all the nagging back and forth…it was overwhelming an ...more
LJ
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Martin, Malia

To be or not to be--a woman? That was the question plaguing Sir Ian Terrance as he sought out the famous playwright. Little did Ian know the great "Will" was actually Olivia, a very lovely woman indeed. Would he uncover her secret to Her Majesty the Queen?

I'm too much a lover of Shakespeare to buy this idea that Shakespears is actually the bastard daughter of Elizabeth I.
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Raised on Hawaii, Malia Martin grew up listening to stories rich in culture and history. From the moment she could read and write she has been doing both in great abundance. She majored in English just so she could read her way through college. And she married a man who loves to cook and can do his own ironing so she could spend every spare moment writing. When the children came she found that the ...more
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