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The Swan-Daughter (The Daughters of Hastings Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Carol McGrath
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Swan Daughter is a true 11th C tale of elopement and a love triangle by best-selling author of The Handfasted Wife, Carol McGrath.

A marriage made in Heaven or Hell.

1075 and Dowager Queen Edith has died. Gunnhild longs to leave Wilton Abbey but is her suitor Breton knight Count Alan of Richmond interested in her inheritance as the daughter of King Harold and Edith Swan-Neck or does he love her for herself? And is her own love for Count Alain an enduring love or has she made a mistake?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 695 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Accent Press (24 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L5JN5K2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,445 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 28 July 2014
By Susan
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I so love these books although the Handfasted Wife is still my favourite. Carol has the knack of transporting you back to the time of Harold and the Norman conquest giving you a first class view of both the bigger political picture and the day to day lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people. How I hated Christina with her spitefulness and cruelty under the umbrella of the spiritual cleansing of the soul of human desires whilst trying to grab every bit of material wealth she could; aided and abetted by the disgusting Brother Francis. I loved the triangle of Hilde, Alan and Niall and won't divulge any more of their story you'll just have to read it for yourselves - highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The second book, by Carol McGrath was fascinating and very enjoyable. As with the first book, this takes you back to the Saxon Royal line and the very early Normans. It tells how all the widows and daughter of Senlac (Hastings) fled into nunneries or abroad rather than marry a Norman so they could get their hands, legally, on their land. Once again, I didn't know this story so each page was taking me back into a world, that upon till now, was unknown to me. Now I can't wait until the third book comes into Kindle which follows Edith Swan Neck's other daughter Thea. Let's have more books about the Saxon Royals. Miss. McGrath tells a very good story that she has based on fact and she updates the story at the end of the book, so that the reader is well and truly ready for the next instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful second book! 27 Aug 2014
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Couldn't wait for this second book from Carol McGrath. It continues the story of 'The Handfasted Wife, the daughters of Hastings'. It tells the story of Gunnhild one of the daughters of King Harold and Edith Swan-Neck. What a difficult but fascinating life Gunnhild must have had in a time when women were of no importance. The descriptions of Wilton Abbey were particularly fascinating as Wilton is near to where I live!
It is a beautifully written story, the sentences rolled like 'honey' on the page and any story that has me in tears for most of it warrants a second and even third re-read. Just can't wait for the third book now!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like this period 14 Aug 2014
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I like this period, and enjoyed this follow up to the handfasted wife by the same author. It was well written, and the parts that the author filled in around the known facts was very believable. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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I loved this book and am waiting patiently for the 3rd book of this trilogy to come out. In her writing Carol has a knack of setting the scene so well you are drawn into the book from the start. This was a very good read, and followed on very well from the Handfasted Wife. It is clear that Carol has reasearched the period well and her descriptions are so clear that you get a good feel of all the characters.

It is refreshing to read a histocical novel that was not just about the Tutdors.
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Enjoyable story. May even read more of Carol McGrath's books. Intriguing tale and takes one back into the 11th century where we ladies were not treated that well at all ! Not an era to return to.
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