Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How Do I Love Thee? by Nancy Moser

She dreams of love for others but never for herself...

Elizabeth Barrett is a published poet--and a virtual prisoner in her own home. Blind family loyalty ties her to a tyrannical father who forbids any of his children to marry. Bedridden by chronic illness, she has resigned herself to simply existing. That is, until the letter arrives...

"I love your verses with all my heart," writes Robert Browning, an admiring fellow poet. As friendly correspondence gives way to something more, Elizabeth discovers that Robert's love is not for her poetry alone. Might God grant her more than mere existence? And will she risk defying her father in pursuit of true happiness?

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 has performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest. Read more about her books at

-information taken from the Bethany House website


I really enjoy Nancy Moser's books and How Do I Love Thee was no exception. I loved learning about Elizabeth Barrett Browning via this fabulous "fiction" book. I appreciate that Moser has a section at the end of the book explaining which parts of the book are pure fiction and which parts are historically true. I was drawn into the book right from the start. This is a beautifully written love story.

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