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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (283 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Moser Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ladies of History Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781440774614
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Award winner Nancy Moser here spotlights Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her struggle for love against all odds. Long confined by baffling ailments, Elizabeth dispels her gloom through Bible meditation, prayer, and writing. But as she and a kind gentleman exchange letters in 1845, his fondness for her poetry takes an unexpected turn—inspiring her secret sonnets and dreams. Download and start listening now!

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  • “This peek inside the private life of secluded poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a delight. The journey her heart takes to go against all she knows and embrace the unknown is suspenseful, sad, and very interesting.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “An imaginative biography of the nineteenth-century Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett…Moser has done wonderful homework.” Publishers Weekly
  • “Christy Award winner Moser tells the tale of Elizabeth and Robert from Elizabeth’s viewpoint, using the vernacular of the era. What makes her version unusual is her emphasis on Elizabeth’s great religious faith, not just her legendary romance, an approach that enforces the belief that ‘a good poet is one of God’s singers.’”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rsspadafora | 2/20/2014

    " There was so much the author had to go with that I sort of understand why it became a quite borring story. I have a new appriciation for EBB, and am interested in reading a biography now, but this book seems like Moser was trying too hard to BE the character and lost something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 2/13/2014

    " This was one of the best books in this series. Elizabeth is trapped by her father, and she doesn't mind. Until she meets Robert Browning that is. She then plans on telling her father, but the fear of his disaproval of all marriages shakes her and continues to post pone her marriage to Robert. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/11/2014

    " boring, long-winded story. dwells far too much on her oppressive upbringing and not enough on her actual romance and relationship with Robert. He is not even introduced until more than half-way through the book. And even then is more of a side character while the book continues to focus on Elizabeth's father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erikka | 1/18/2014

    " Between the preachiness and her creepy daddy-worship, this book was hard to finish. The middle drug on especially much and had me counting pages until something interesting happened. However, maybe this really is a reflection of her life, always micromanaged by one of three men--her brother, father, and God--before meeting a man who actually valued her (and of course, valued God as well). Her sudden burst of health after marriage made me think that she wasn't so much ill as repressed--and her faith and loving husband were a "cure". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/16/2014

    " Because this is a Christian book I thought it would follow the road of basic writing and too much preaching, but I was wrong. I picked it up solely because I love EBB's poetry and the love story between her and Robert. The author made his story come to life in 19th century language and a vocabulary that surpasses most novels. She also used real letters wrien even to provide correct conversation, trying to make the evens as close to the truth as possible. Even her use of God was as it would be in our own lives; not all trials suddenly becoming great triumphs. At the back she outlines exactly what was fact and where she deviated. She also includes the Sonnets from the Portuguese for those who haven't read Mrs. Browning's most beloved work. Read them sofly, out loud, and you will understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/5/2014

    " This was a very good, accurate portrayal of the life of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It was a little bit slow moving at times, especially at the beginning, so I debated about whether it deserved 3 or 4 stars. The later part of the book was so good that I ended up with the higher of the two; I found myself cheering her on as she made small changes in her life. It is also a lovely touch that the author lets you know which parts are actually based on true events, and ahe also includes her best-known love sonnets at the back of the book. You will have a greater understanding of Ms. Browning and her poetry after reading this book, and, if you're like me, a great deal of anger that she spent so much of her life as a recluse pleasing other controlling people. I am a Nancy Moser fan; the books I have read in this series are always worthwhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E. A. | 1/4/2014

    " I am a romantic at heart, and this is one of the most romantic stories I've found. You have to love E.B.B and R.B "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book about Elizabeth Barrett Browning written in the first person!!!! What a love story! Also facts about the research to write it in the back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/13/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this fictional account of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. There were parts in the book that seemed slow to read, but overall enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 12/10/2013

    " I read this poem and wrote an essay on it for school so thought it would be fun to read Nancy Moser's book. It was okay- not the best or worst book I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel New | 11/24/2013

    " This was a hard read because it was written like Elizabeth wrote her poems. They are hard to read and not very enjoyable. But I did finish the book because the love between the two poets was interesting and the life she lead was also interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/16/2013

    " Mind you I knew nothing about Elizabeth Barrett Browning before reading this book and it is a fictional take on her life but it was one of the best books I've read in 2009. I can't imagine living the life that E.B.B. lived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 11/30/2012

    " I thought it was amazing Elizabeth was so talented despite the fact that she rarely tasted life outside her bedroom door. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 7/22/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the process! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 12/13/2011

    " This was a biographical novel of poetess Elizabeth Barrett's romance and marriage to poet Robert Browning. It was pretty light and I thought the language wasn't authentic of the period. It was interesting to learn about her isolated life that concluded in a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/4/2011

    " I really couldn't get into this. It's rare that I can't finish a book, but this one I couldn't. The language was just too flowery, almost as if the author were attempting to write in the same language that Elizabeth Barrett Browning would use. Just too much fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samm | 6/29/2011

    " I can't remember when I read it, but every times I see the cover I remember tidbits of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's life and remember what a strong bond she and her husband were able to share even in the midst of trials and adversity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 3/29/2011

    " I read this poem and wrote an essay on it for school so thought it would be fun to read Nancy Moser's book. It was okay- not the best or worst book I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rsspadafora | 8/8/2010

    " There was so much the author had to go with that I sort of understand why it became a quite borring story. I have a new appriciation for EBB, and am interested in reading a biography now, but this book seems like Moser was trying too hard to BE the character and lost something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 8/2/2010

    " Typically I love historical fiction but this was tiresome! Elizabeth, the "heroine", is an invalid, therefore she drove me insane. Her father has demanded that none of his children marry; he's crazy. I found myself absolutely dreading this book. I cannot wait to return it to the library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 7/12/2010

    " This was a biographical novel of poetess Elizabeth Barrett's romance and marriage to poet Robert Browning. It was pretty light and I thought the language wasn't authentic of the period. It was interesting to learn about her isolated life that concluded in a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 3/8/2010

    " I really couldn't get into this. It's rare that I can't finish a book, but this one I couldn't. The language was just too flowery, almost as if the author were attempting to write in the same language that Elizabeth Barrett Browning would use. Just too much fluff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/7/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this fictional account of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. There were parts in the book that seemed slow to read, but overall enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wen | 12/17/2009

    " Anothe Great book by nancy Moser. This story is about Elizabeth Barrett Brownings life. I knew nothing about her going into the book aside from the poem the book is titled for. She had quite a life and the love story behind her and Robert Browning getting together was touching. Very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/2/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book about Elizabeth Barrett Browning written in the first person!!!! What a love story! Also facts about the research to write it in the back. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Moser

Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and a eighteen novels, including Mozart’s Sister, Just Jane, and Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner. She is an inspirational speaker, giving seminars around the country. She has earned a degree in architecture, run a business with her husband, traveled extensively in Europe, and performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest.

About the Narrator

Elizabeth Jasicki is an actress, voice-over artist, and narrator of audiobooks. She is known for her role in the film Merry Christmas and her performance in the critically-acclaimed video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony. She has narrated numerous audiobooks, including How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling and The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen.