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Hi Lin, thanks for explaining about Wideacre, I'll see if our local library has a copy. I'm sorry to hear that Amazon are out of To Defy a King, I hope you are able to acquire a copy from elsewhere. I'm currently reading Chadwick's The Winter Mantle which is set around the time when William the Conquerer defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings and how the English struggled to adapt to life under Norman rule. I'm halfway through and am finding it quite tragic at times. What are you currently reading?
Hi Lin, I'm glad to hear that you have ordered To Defy A King and intend to read Shields of Pride too as we can compare notes after. I loved To Defy A King and rated it 5 stars as well as Shields of Pride. Yes the trilogy I mentioned was the Ravenstow trilogy which consists of The Wild Hunt, The Running Vixen and The Leopard Unleashed. They are her earlier books but you can see Chadwick's potential. I read the reissued versions. I rated all three books 4 stars if I remember correctly. I've just read The Falcons of Montabard but wasn't much for this book as for some reason I struggled to keep up with it. I own several Phillipa Gregory books but I haven't read any of them yet. I don't have Wideacre though - whats it about and would you recommend it? What do you plan to read next?
Hi Lin, I have finished reading Shields of Pride and enjoyed it immensely. There is plenty of action to keep you turning the pages particularly towards the last seven chapters when its impossible to put down! I'm currently reading The Falcons of Montabard. What have you been reading?
Hi Lin, I've finished reading To Defy A King six days ago and highly recommend it. It has elements of all the books combined bot from a different perspective. I don't want to give too much away but look forward to hearing your thoughts when you've had a chance to read it.I've finished reading the first book in the Ravenstow trilogy, The Wild Hunt and am now reading The Running Vixen. What are you reading?
Hi Lin, I have finished For the King's Favour (also known as A Time For Singing) and agree with you that it had that little something missing compared to it's predecessors. However, I'm several chapters into To Defy A King and it's alot more action filled as the Marshall's feature more and Mahelt is a fiesty heroine compared to Ida. I will let you know how I get on as I read further. I'm hoping to read Sharon Kay Penman after my Chadwick marathon - what is Sunne in Splendor about? I know what you mean about long reads, I have set myself a goal to read 150 books this year and since starting my Chadwick marathon, I've fallen behind my target by six books. They are always over 500+ pages and certainly put one under pressure! I look forward to hearing from you, take care!
Hi Lin, I have completed The Scarlet Lion since my last note and enjoyed it. It's incredible that William stood by his vow of fealty towards King John despite the appalling treatment he received from him. I confess that I shed a few tears when William died towards the end. That Isabelle should survive him for only a year despite only being 46 is a testament to how much she loved him. I am currently reading For the Kings Favour too and I agree - it does lack the action of its predecessors. Hopefully it will improve as the book progresses, I keep reminding myself that Roger and Ida are Mahelt's in laws and as To Defy A King is my next read, then For The King's Favour will be background research for that. What are you reading now Lin?
Hi Lin, thank you for your note. I am currently in the middle of an Elizabeth Chadwick marathon too and have so far read A Place Beyond Courage, The Greatest Knight and am half way through The Scarlet Lion. I'm reading them in reading order of the Marshal family so I hope to tackle To Defy A King next. I am lined up to read Lady of the English in the next week or so and I hope to tackle all of her books to date by the end of the month. How are you getting on with The King's Favour? do you have an Elizabeth Chadwick favourite so far?I have not read anything by Susan Higginbotham as of yet as the library doesn't have any copies. Do you recommend Her Highness, The Traitor? Who is it based on? Are you familiar with the works of Barbara Erskine?
Hi Lin - I haven't read the new Higginbotham yet but I'm going to soon. I am also a big fan of Chadwick!
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How is the Elizabeth I mystery?
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