The year is 1845. Elizabeth Barrett is a published poet--and a virtual prisoner in her own home. Blind family loyalty ties her to a tyrannical father who forbids any of his children to marry. She has resigned herself to simply existing. That is, until the letter arrives... "I love your verses with all my heart," writes Robert Browning, an admiring fellow poet. And as friendly correspondence gives way to something more, Elizabeth discovers that Robert's love is not for her words alone. Could it be that God might grant her more than mere existence? And can she risk defying her father in pursuit of true happiness? Nancy Moser has crafted a romantic, emotion-charged novel based on the true story of beloved poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Words cannot describe how excited I am for this book! I don't know anything about the author, and I have to admit that Bethany House is not a publishing company I normally consider because Christian Literature is not something that really interests me, but I love Elizabeth Barrett. She is by far one of my favourite poets and I have always thought it would be nice to read a book about her or Robert Browning, but I just never got around to looking any up! Then, I saw that this book was coming out in June of 2009. It sounds like as good as start as any, right?
To see other historical fiction coming out in the summer, head on over to Sarah's blog Reading the Past where she has posted some!