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Friday, September 12, 2008

Being Elizabeth An Ok Read

At age twenty-five, Elizabeth Deravenel finds herself in a position few women her age could image: the head of Deravenels, a business empire that spans the globe. It’s a company whose reach is wide and whose secrets are deep. Deravenels has roots that go far back in her family’s history, and she knows the price that many had to pay to see it reach the success it is today. And Elizabeth is the youngest executive in the company she now leads. Surrounded by rumors and disloyalty, she knows that there are many people who would give anything to take down the company -- and her with it. With her enemies circling, she finds herself at a crossroad of choices involving her mind, her heart, and her destiny. As scandal surrounds the one man she’s ever loved, Elizabeth discovers how the next move she makes could have deadly and final consequences.

All the major historical characters from Elizabeth's reign are represented but given name changes Such as Robert Dudley is given the name Robert Dunley,
Lady Jane Gray was given the name Greyson, and passed away in a plane crash. Her Mother was given the name Anne Bowles.
The Author tried to cover all the major events in Elizabeth I's life in this book by making some changes along the way such as when Marie Stewart ( Mary Queen of Scots) was captured instead of being beheaded she was sent to jail for life due to fraud. the concept was good but the whole story seemed to drag on a bit and took me ages to get through it. Although some parts of the book were interesting such as the auction Elizabeth holds to raise money to help save her family business.
I am giving this book a 4 out of 10