How Do I Love Thee?

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  • Title: How Do I Love Thee?
  • Author: Nancy Moser
  • ISBN: 9780764205019
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
How Do I Love Thee?

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About “Nancy Moser

  • Nancy Moser

    Nancy Moser is the award winning author of twenty nine inspirational novels that focus on discovering our unique purpose Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories Her latest historical novels are the Downton Abbey inspired Manor House Series Love of the Summerfields , Bride of the Summerfields , and Rise of the Summerfields Also new is The Pattern Artist about Macy s and the Butterick Pattern company Her historical bio novels allow real women of history to share their life stories Just Jane Jane Austen , Mozart s Sister Nannerl Mozart , Washington s Lady Martha Washington and How Do I Love Thee Elizabeth Barrett Browning An Unlikely Suitor was named to Booklist s Top 100 Romance Novels of the last decade Nancy s time travel novel, Time Lottery , won a Christy Award, and Washington s Lady was a finalist Her contemporary books are known for their big casts and intricate plotting Some titles are The Invitation , John 3 16 , Weave of the World , The Sister Circle , The Seat Beside Me , and The Good Nearby Nancy and her husband live in the Midwest She s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs She knits voraciously, kills all her houseplants, and can wire an electrical fixture without getting shocked She is a fan of anything antique humans included Find out nancymoser.



693 thoughts on “How Do I Love Thee?

  • Oh, where to begin This novel by Nancy Moser tells the story of Elizabeth Barrett and how she became Elizabeth Barrett Browning It starts with the accidental death of her brother while at Torquay and covers the next few years of EBB s life, including her courtship and marriage to Robert Browning, ending after the birth of their son.I don t have much good to say about this novel The description made it appear that this was mostly going to be the tale of EBB and RB how they met and fell in love Ho [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • In How Do I Love Thee, author Nancy Moser gives us a glimpse into the life of Elizabeth Barrett The title refers, of course, to her famous poem Including lines like I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, I ve always thought of Barrett as a passionate woman who lived a big life Seems I didn t get that quite right The book opens with a housebound Barrett In her thirties, she is already published and known for her poetry But she is bedridden by a mysterious chronic illne [...]


  • I loved this book This is the first Nancy Moser book I ve read but I can t wait to get my hands on others I couldn t decide if I was going to give this book a 4 or 5 star rating It was a bit slow in the first couple chapters and I almost returned the book to the library But then I started getting really interested in Elizabeth and Robert and wanted to know how they were going to marry If I could, I d give this book a 4.5 rating.While reading through the book, I couldn t help but wonder how much [...]


  • Christian historical fiction My favorite thing about Nancy Moser s Ladies of History series this is book 4 is how much you learn about each selected lady The details of life in the chosen time period as well as personal events and feelings are plentiful thank you I feel that the author gets better with each book This story in particular was wonderful because she beautifully describes how faithful Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others in her life are to God and His will even if it can be applied [...]


  • Added 4 18 15 Read during March April 2015.Interesting account of the love affair between Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Elizabeth s father forbade her to marry and that caused her much heartache However, Robert Browning convinced her to marry him and that story is interesting.I felt that the beginning of the story went very slowly but I stayed with it because of the subject matter.


  • To me this book was very boring The characters were okay, but the book itself was bland This was honestly one of the least interesting books I have ever read Was it worth reading No way It was extremely bland and that is all I can say There may have also been suggestive material but I can t remember.


  • I loved this book I knew the story of the Brownings because I d seen the movie The Barrets Of Wimpole Street starring John Gielgud and Jennifer Jones It makes me want to re watch the movie all over again I also knew the poem How Do I Love Thee by heart and it is one of my favorite poems Looking forward to reading by Nancy Moser.


  • This was a well written historical romance novel with well drawn characters, and I don t know that I ve ever run across such a villainous real life character than Elizabeth s father I had never known much about Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and I certainly learned a great deal about her while reading this novel for instance, only strangers used her real name family and friends called her Ba coming from Baby I really loved this book and wish that Nancy Moser would write Ladies of History novels.


  • My most recent read has been How Do I Love Thee by Nancy Moser from BethanyHouse Publishers To be released June 1, 2009 in Trade Paperback I received an ARC copy from LibraryThing s EarlyReviewers program The year is 1845 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 She has resigned herself to simply existing That is, until the letter arrives I love your verses with all m [...]


  • This Christian author s books were suggested by a friend This was not one of the suggested books just the only one in our library It is the story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning how they met, fell in love and eventually married Both had achieved some literary success, although Elizabeth s poetry was critically acclaimed than Robert s at the time Elizabeth is about 36 years old when the story opens and because of continuing health problems she is living near the sea She is a recluse who [...]


  • First of all, I d give this book 2.5 stars It s not terrible, but parts of it are quite frustrating to read.The novel tells the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and since I find her sonnets beautiful, I thought it would be interesting From the cover blurb, one would think that it primarily covers her romance with Robert Browning, but the book actually starts earlier than that For the first hundred or so pages, we mainly get a feel for Elizabeth s life as the overly sheltered 36 year old daugh [...]


  • I ve finally reached an impasse with this book It needs to go back to the library and I have not yet finished it What do I do After thinking about it for a bit, I decided that this book is much too slow After reading approx 200 pages, the characters still were not progressing very far The book is written in the first person We follow Elizabeth Barrett At times I really enjoyed this character, especially when her poetry was discussed and she got involved with her writing I did not enjoy the fact [...]


  • This is the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her secret romance with Robert Browning Being a 39 year old invalid bound to her room, she enjoys the pleasure of correspondence with writers When faced with the opportunities to meet her correspondents face to face, her reclusiveness causes her to battle fear of people and the outside world constantly But then Robert Browning writes her a letter, and her life changes forever.The title, taken from one of her sonnets, is quite appropriate as Eli [...]


  • This was a wonderful book Nancy Moser drew you in from the first page to the very end I highly recommend picking up this book and reading it Moser has interwoven fact with fiction very well I am looking forward to reading of her books Ba had to go through a lot of things in her life with her illness, and a father who ruled the household with an iron thumb The trials Ba goes through, the emotions, and finally the happiness will make you think of your life and just maybe it relates to Ba s story. [...]


  • 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 know [...]


  • The entire first half of this novel is spent telling us over and over of Elizabeth Barrett Browning s feelings about her invalid lifestyle and her controlling father, which made her feel insecure and isolated One well written chapter would have been enough for us to understand her situation before meeting Robert Browning Reading their letters to each other was nearly like reading their poetry We have the feeling that they especially Elizabeth kept trying to explain half of the things they wrote [...]


  • Author Nancy Moser takes on the iconic love story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning in this historical romance Some of the dialogue seemed a little stilted, and I think readers interested in the love story of these two poets should probably read the play The Barretts of Wimpole Street The play takes poetic license perhaps, but the drama concentrates the essence of the story and bristles with a vitality the novel seems to lack Still, How Do I Love Thee offers an interesting take [...]


  • Wavering between rating this one a 2 star versus a 3 star Again, I wish GoodReads had a half star system I ve read several other Nancy Moser books and enjoyed them I did enjoy this one, but perhaps I just wasn t in the mood for this book, or type of book It seemed fairly tedious, at times The dialogue was troublesome for me owing to the time and how I guess she thought Elizabeth Barrett would speak And it just seemed to go over and over with her illness, reclusiveness, etc I did like it, but not [...]


  • I d already read Moser s other works about Martha Washington, Nannerl Mozart, and Jane Austen, so was looking forward to this novel I didn t know much about EBB beyond the sonnets she wrote for her husband and was saddened to learn of how she was manipulated by her father While the story is certainly interesting, I did not find it particularly enjoyable Living in one room, writing letters and speaking with only a handful of individuals does not exactly lend itself to a riveting read It was well [...]


  • To be honest, I read the first 200 pages or so but then skimmed the rest I didn t like Ba She was spineless and listened to others than herself Now I understand that this was a historical novel and we were sticking with facts here, but Moser could have at least given real reasons as to why Ba was so submissive to her father and why she was scared to go outside.I did like all of the sonnets included throughout and was appreciative of the historical facts in the back but overall, I was glad when [...]


  • I d probably actually give this 3.5 stars It isn t that the book wasn t good or I didn t like it it was just a difficult book to read without wanting to yell JERK every time Papa came up And I found it hard to understand how someone could live within the same room for decades with very little interaction with the outside world I did find the story interesting though and I like how Nancy Moser infuses as much truth as possible into these historical fiction novels I learn something while being ent [...]


  • This book is like no other I have ever read and it was really good The plot was intertesting and the author did a wonderful job on the research This author also has neat stuff in the back to show you about fact vs fiction This book included Ba s Sonnets The author does something Ba s contemporary novelists weren t doing and narrating inside the characters thoughts and emotions but the converstations were true to the period without sounding strained or fake like some historical fiction authors I [...]


  • This biographical novel about Elisabeth Barret Browning is an easy read while maintaining true to history The author includes an appendix that indicates chapter by chapter true historical incidents and fictionalized moments so you know exactly what is real, what is not, and what is assumed She excellently portrays the inward life of the poet, which is no easy feat, as the majority of E.B.B s life was indeed lived inwardly, being a recluse as she was The author digs deeply into the poet s mind an [...]


  • I don t usually like biographical fiction, but for some reason I picked this one up at the library and I m so glad I did Elizabeth Barrett s life was actually very interesting and not as depressing as I thought it would be She survived a lifetime of illness, an abusive and controlling father, and her own fears which I believe to have stemmed from her life experiences and finally, with the help of her pen pal turned love Robert Browning, managed to break out of the prison she called home Just a g [...]


  • This is historical fiction in that it takes real historical figures and fictionalizes their conversations as they recreate their lives I enjoyed this book and especially finding out about this amazing woman It is a bit slow, which I thought it may be and was one reason I listened to it I read that the hard copy has explanations of what was true and what was made up, but the audio version did not have that I hope sometime I can read that part.


  • The is the story of the poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee Let me count the ways I really enjoy the way this Author writes This book was slow and in ways very depressing in the beginning but as the story went on I couldn t put it down I also love the fact that the author desires to stay as true to the real story as possible At the end of the book she gives a summary of what she has changed and or added to and what she kept true.


  • I know I should like real books about real people better, but this was not only interesting and informative, it was an addicting story that I could hardly put down Ask my husband I didn t want to go to sleep last night, even though I knew I d be tired the next day What can I say It was accurate enough for me to appreciate the history and learn about Elizabeth Barret Browning s life my favorite non fictions are memoirs but the story was fabulous like non fiction rarely does Success


  • This was the book chosen by my book club to read this month It s the story of the adult life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning I love historical fiction so expected to enjoy this book However, I found the book boring and almost unbelievable Yet, it s true All of it I would have given this book two stars because, for much of the story, I couldn t stay focused However, I gave it three stars because E.B.B led a very unusual life and the author did her research well.


  • This wasokay It wasn t really fantastic, but it was interesting enough for a summer read The best parts of it were the snippets of letters from Barrett and Browning I don t have a lot to say maybe it s just that I didn t really find the story terribly appealing, but it was definitelycking Also not a big fan of the main character as she was written in the novel, and it annoyed me.


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