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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wideacre By Philippa Gregory

         Author: Philippa Gregory
          Book Type: Paperback
           Rating:* *
            Review Date: 8/19/2008

  •             Paperback: 656 pages
  •             Publisher: Touchstone (July 2, 2003)
  •             ISBN-13: 978-0743249294

"Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is 
beautiful, refuses to conform to the social 
customs of her time. Destined to lose her 
family name and beloved Wideacre estate 
once she is wed, Beatrice will use any 
means necessary to protect her ancestral
 heritage. Seduction, betrayal, even murder
 -- Beatrice's passion is without apology or 
conscience. "She is a Lacey of Wideacre,"
 her father warns, "and whatever she does, 
however she behaves, will always be fitting."
 Yet even as Beatrice's scheming seems 
about to yield her dream, she is haunted 
by the one living person who knows the
 extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil."
Generally, I have fallen in love with most of 
Gregory's stories about Henry VIII's wives so I 
guess I was expecting too much from this 
series of books. Although, the book was okay, 
it definitely was not as good as her books on 
the royal family or even the gardeners of the 
royal family. I just never got really got hooked
 on the story of Beatrice, even though she was
 certainly an unusual character. She came off
 pretty much as a spoiled bitch and it was hard 
to find any sympathy for her. Everything that
 happened to her was brought on by her own 
selfish acts. Even though I am going to try to
 read the other two books in this series, I 
intend to wait awhile and see if they are better
 after an absence of Gregory's writing.

Wideacre (1987)
The Favoured Child (1989)
Meridon (1990)

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