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All For Love A Bold And Bawdy Historical Novel From The Acclaimed Author Of Too Great A Lady Mary Robinson S Talent, Beauty, And Drive Led Her From Debtors Prison To The Glamour And Scandal Of The London Stage, Where A Star Was Born And Sold As Society S Darling, Envied By Women, And Desired By Men From Her Shocking Affair With The Prince Of Wales To Heartbreaking Betrayals And A Restless Pursuit Of True Romance, This Breathtaking Novel Paints A Vivid Portrait Of A Woman Who Changed History By Doing As She Pleased For Money, For Fame, For Pleasure, And Above All, For Love.


10 thoughts on “All For Love

  1. says:

    I knew precisely squat about Mary Robinson before I picked up this book, except from what the back blurb told me, so I was hoping for a tale of the theater with a feisty heroine I could root for and sympathize with Unfortunately, the theater world, when it does appear, is given life with a lackluster pen Since Mary Robinson s stage career was brief anyway, it would have been nice to make the most of it when it did happen Sheridan and Garrick appear, but they are just names and there is really I knew precisely squat about Mary Robinson before I picked up this book, except from what the back blurb told me, so I was hoping for a tale of the theater with a feisty heroine I could root for and sympathize with Unfortunately, the theater world, when it ...


  2. says:

    Interesting I was annoyed by how Mrs Robinson was exploited and dropped by all her lovers over and over again She d support them financially, pay for their gambling debts, give them a place to live, etc, forgive their multitudes of infidelities, because of her inability to do ...


  3. says:

    I could not get into this one yes, the late 18th century is an interesting time period for some folks, and lots of stuff happened, but this retelling was just a little too superficial for me, not entirely consistent in its use vocabulary, an...


  4. says:

    It was an alright book, probably wouldn t read it again The characters relationships with those around her felt rushed Sheridan and Garrick were supposedly to have a huge impact on her life but yet we see very little of them.


  5. says:

    I d never heard of this woman before reading the book Of course, history is rarely kind to women and usually it s only the men who are boasted about But I was intrigued when I began reading and became evencaught up as I continued reading Mary Robinson was a woman of common origins who had a lifelong passion for the theater However, in the 1700 s, women who trod the boards were considered no better than whores and other fallen women Trapped in a loveless marriage, and with a young da I d never heard of this woman before reading the book Of course, history is rarely kind to women and usually i...


  6. says:

    I read reviews onfor this book, and gave it a pass based on that I came across it in the library and picked it up anyway Given the reviews, I was biased and expected it to be trite and a modernized soap operatic version of events with stinky writing I was clearly wrong, and happily surprised that it was extremely well written lots of words and sentence construction that stretched my mind even as a voracious reader Kudos to this author for her keen historical research The vo...


  7. says:

    Historical fiction I d never heard of Mary Robinson written in her style of writing Found it a bit hard to believe some of it i.e her fear of debtor s prison and then the next day buying several pantheons ...


  8. says:

    Having never read about Mary Robinson before I was enthralled with her story It was tragic yet inspiring I did find, though, that some of the joy of the story was lost in the purple prose it was written with I have several of Leslie Carroll s Amanda Elyot is a pen name works on my t...


  9. says:

    This book is about well I guess the original Mrs Robinson She was Quite a character Married to a dead beat man and trying to do the best for her kids and still have a life An actress and mistress made her scandalous ...


  10. says:

    Not sure what I expected I was intrigued by the royal mistress storyline, but the rest of the story was rather ponderous Mary was not the most admirable character.