This is just a silly book. I though perhaps it would be a tale of a woman finding independence in early 1800s England. But no, there was a demented monk with child slaves, hidden gold, secret half brothers, it was just a silly book that got sillier as the reading went on. Save your money.
Familiar characters we all love but this is my least favorite of the series....by a very long way. Perhaps Ms Penny was reluctant to part with the character so parts of the book felt protracted for no reason, editing might have improved it. The ending felt just a little soap opera like. The series always seemed real although magical to me but this book did not.
It seemed to much like a soap opera to me. Killing off a character is fine with me but the manner seemed as if designed for the maximum emotional drain...
Accents, change of tone for each character.
I like Brunetti series
I Hear Sirens in the Street
The food described is always good but Leon wrote this as a way of venting her dislike of the Catholic Church and her view of people who believe as fools to be pitied or liars
Just too much of Leon's own anti-Catholic rant
interesting main character
The place of the story, few books I have read are set in Denmark. The story itself was a bit much in one way......not to spoil the plot but I did find myself saying oh really!
He gets every name, word, accent spot on.
The story involves the setting and makes you live in the park
You know something is wrong but you can not guess what
Return to the park by Mary with dog
Rendell manages to weave current issues into her stories, here organ donation. Keeps her writing current and fresh
This book teaches so much about all the complex issues in the middle east conflict that involves religion, ownership of land, and grudges that go back several centuries. George Guidall is a great great reader and he does one of his best here. I bought a hard back copy of this book after I listened to this audible, I will read and re-read this one.
All history has said Howard was a foolish, uneducated teenager who did her best with an obese King with a reeking wound on his leg. Clearly involved with men closer to her own age and in her cousin especially.This author has her the most learned, saintly of women. Wise beyond her years and dedicated to bringing England back to the Catholic faith, deeply in love with Henry, who is large but not disgustingly so and whose leg is now healed. The language was sounding very old England and traditions, etc were good. But this is a view of this queen the likes of which no one has heard.
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