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Deborah and her family live in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada, a place steeped in history and romance. She is currently writing more historical romance novels in settings that include Regency England, Georgian England, medieval England,
post-Civil War America and colonial Canada. Besides writing, Deborah continues to dabble in genealogy, sings with a Celtic choir and tries to keep in shape by practicing tai-chi.
Readers can is visit her website at: http://www.deborahhale.com or interact with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDeborahHale.
Top Customer Reviews
This is about Elizabeth Bridget Cane, known as Elizabeth Armistead. It is both fact and fiction. At the end of the book the details of the people and events are listed, including the real Elizabeth's obituary. Deborah writes it in such a way that gets you thinking how we don't know how people ended up where they were and maybe they don't always want to be there. In the fictional story you see the human side of Elizabeth. Her hopes and dreams and not just some lusty woman who chose to sell her body.
Deborah has taken the facts and created a story around them. In this case, a young girl who lost her mother and brother to illness and it had left her father blind. Living off what meager coins they received from her father's begging. When he passes away, Elizabeth is on her own and not doing well. She cannot get a job as you need money to apply or decent clothing. When she is at the point of freezing or starving an old friend comes across her and takes her in. She falls in love with him but he does not return it. He took her in with the purpose of gaining coin but bringing her to a House of Pleasure- a brothel where they catered to the higher class and made sure the girls stayed disease free.
The fictional Elizabeth takes on the name of her rescuer to remind herself not to fall in love again. After some years in the same place she is kicked out after one her patron's rowdy friends burst into her room. She goes to those men and asks them to help her because the Queen of Courtesan's. And they do. She creates a lasting friendship with Bob, Charles and Richard. This book walks through her life and her conquests. It is not a detailed account of every sexual encounter as much as showing her life.Read more ›
Warning-it reads a bit like a roller-coaster; some chapters you tear through and others drag a little. All together, well worth the slow points.
Elizabeth Cane became a prositute through necessity and a courtesan through planning and adherence to her own rules. She knew that if she was to survive in a ruthless world she must do more than merely sleep with men for money. She must become a true courtesan - a kept woman.
The research Ms Hale (Charles) brought to this book is outstanding. Her characterisations of Charles Fox and his cronies and the young prince who was to become the Regent are outstanding.
For anyone interested in this time in history, I could not recommend a more satisfying book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an engrossing read, well researched and skillfully told. I enjoy historical fiction that opens a clear window to the past, so that the reader feels as if they've gone on a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D.Green
The story was interesting. The way it was told was fine! No fireworks here, just good enough writing. I didn' t love or hate it.Published 3 months ago by mishikis
This was a lovely read-a visual delight & a very credible journey into the realities of our instincts for survival-passion-compassion-lust & love. Read morePublished 3 months ago by odin
Was well written and drew me into the story right away. The book kept my interest until the end. Enjoyable read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lucy Mae
This book was based on the true story of Elizabeth Armistead and Charles Fox. It was very interesting with a great beginning and sweet love story at the end. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KRM
This is a work of fiction, but very well researched and based on real people and events of the time. It gives a lot of insight into what life was like in Georgian England. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. McLaughlin
This is a great book which will take you back in time to the 1700's. A story of a Courtesan named Elizabeth Bridgett Cane. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
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