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The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History Lover, 21 Sep 2013
Wonderful, gripping, I can't think of enough superlatives for Katherine Webb's writing. This is the first novel of hers I have read and I couldn't put it down. I wanted to desperately find out what happens to each of the characters. Katherine Webb makes me feel like I know each one. I would never have guessed the secret attached to Alice. If you like descriptive, atmospheric writing this is the book for you. I have read all Elizabeth Chadwick and Sharon Penman to date and have struggled to fill their shoes but I would recommend Katherine Webb without hesitation.
The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy) by Elizabeth Chadwick
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History Lover, 11 Sep 2013
I love this book. I have read much about Eleanor of Aquitaine but mostly from the period of her marriage to Henry of Anjou. It is a wonderful insight to read about a young Eleanor losing her mother and her father at a young age. The book tells of her marriage to Louis V11 and where most other books romanticise her pilgrimage to Jerusalem, this brings to life the hardships that must have existed on that journey. I felt happy and at the same time frustrated for her locked in an unhappy marriage. I love the way Elizabeth Chadwick brings her characters to life and her wonderful descriptions make you feel you are in Poitiers or Jerusalem with them. I have read all of her books and look forward… Read more
Pillars in Time by Erin Pryor
Pillars in Time by Erin Pryor
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great read, 4 Aug 2013
I found the mixture of American language like "chick" and "man" completely at odds with the medieval language. I have read Susannah Kearsley who I think handles the time travel theme so much better. I like descriptive novels that make you feel you are in a particular place and this is not very descriptive. A woman goes back to 1376 and her love interests twin brother has gone to the present day where he has been for 6 years. He can't get back to 1376 but when after a month the woman manages to return to the present date they and her friend are suddenly back in medieval times( no explanation how they managed it, just it was difficult?) I really struggled with this book. I… Read more