The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
Ousted from her family by her new stepmother, Eliza Rose makes her way to London--only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a bite to eat. Her life takes a remarkable twist when she is rescued and befriended by the infamous actress Nelly Gwyn. Nelly introduces her to the courtly intrigue, politics, and glamour of the court of King Charles II, as well as to a handsome young man known as Valentine Howard. Eliza is smitten, yet their love cannot be, as she is only a lowly maid and he is an aristocrat.
From orange seller to mermaid and to a lady about town, Eliza will take on many remarkable guises, but will she ever find what she yearns to know--a place where she truly belongs?
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Review: The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza RoseUser Review - Russel Clark - Goodreads
A lovely, lovely book! Exactly what I look for in a novel. There is fashion, romance, intrigue, and royalty all thrown in. I am so happy that though Eliza was thrown in jail and almost sold into ... Read full review
Review: The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza RoseUser Review - Francesca Scanlan - Goodreads
One of my favourite books. I've read it countless times in the years I've had it- it's always such a pick-me-up when I'm feeling down. It also sparked my fascination with Aphra Behn, Charles II, Nelly Gwynn, and John Wilmot, for which I am ever thankful to the author. Would definitely recommend! Read full review