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Author of The Other Boleyn Girl
"Clever ... a delight ... irresistible ... I loved this book."
-- Sharon Kay Penman, author of Devil's Brood
“Nell is irrepressible, spunky, delightful: who wouldn’t fall in love with her? Her story unfolds through diary entries, letters, news announcements, recipes. It¹s a tasty and often amusing confection, sure to please. I absolutely adored it.”
—Sandra Gulland, author of the Josephine B. Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun
I read this book because a historical fiction group here on goodreads was reading it. I had planned to participate in their book reading, but I had so many other things going on, I... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ruth A. Hill
The story is about a poor girl named Ellen who refuses to succumb to world she was born into. She is ultimately rewarded by being led to her passion of acting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roze
In short, I really like the book. Thoroughly enjoyable and very fun read. It is hard in this genre when it is so easy to be compared to Philipa Gregory. Read morePublished 12 months ago by kittykatty
This started out with a lot of promise. The very young Ellen (Nell) Gwynn moves up from selling smelly oysters on the street to hawking oranges at the theater. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Loves the View
Exit the Actress is a beautifully thought-out, well crafted historical tale. Part of what made me find this book so endearing was that you get to watch the heroine grow from a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ionia Martin
I love the story of Nell and was quite excited to see a new novel on her subject. The fact is, I truly wanted to adore this book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Victoria Benade
Enjoyed the story so much that I just couldn't put it down. I was glad the kids were visiting family so that I could sit and read uninterrupted. Read morePublished 23 months ago by E. Barnhart
The time period of Restoration England is not one I visit often, but because of this great novel I will certainly be reading some more. Read morePublished 23 months ago by K. Leask
Nell Gwyn is perhaps one of my favorite scandalous ladies from British history. Not only group up from nothing a climb her way into the king's bed, but she did virtually all of it... Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by Amanda