by Andrea Chapin
Some have imagined William Shakespeare as an impish flirt with a poet's heart and soul. Chapin, in a fun and interesting twist, has instead imagined him as a silver-tongued rake. In this enchanting historical novel, a widowed Katherine De'Lisle is living with family at their country manor, Lufanwal Hall. She is a book-smart young woman in her 30s with a deep appreciation for poetry.
Shakespeare arrives as the new tutor for Katherine's young cousins and pretty quickly proceeds to turn the household upside down. Katherine and William have unmistakable chemistry but William seems to have that with every young girl he meets. Katherine slowly unravels as William's philandering becomes apparent. Will she ever recover?