HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
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.
Elizabeth Barrett lives a sheltered, secluded life on a family estate. She's ill, but it's her unreasonable, controlling father who makes her life so difficult. Fellow poet Robert Browning corresponds with her, admiring first her work and then her. Soon Elizabeth feels safe and loved by this man. He wants to meet her, but she cannot defy her father. Or can she? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jun., 368 pp., $13.99 )
Linda Mae Baldwin