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  • A Vision of Light: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Judith Merkle Riley
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    Margaret of Ashbury wants to write her life story. However, like most women in 14th-century England, she is illiterate. Three clerics contemptuously decline to be Margaret’s scribe, and only the threat of starvation persuades Brother Gregory, a Carthusian friar with a mysterious past, to take on the task. As she narrates her life, we discover a woman of startling resourcefulness.

    Margaret says: "Old fashioned heroine"
    "Medieval Feminism at its Best"
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    What did you love best about A Vision of Light?

    Judith Merkle Riley spins the tale of Margaret of Ashbury who takes you on an Adventure through the Middle Ages, a time when superstition, religion, and the dawn of enlightenment comes to western civilization. The clash is tense and amusing , as Margaret of Asbury weaves through the befuddlement of the times and emerges as a woman for all seasons.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Margaret is my favorite, she the only stabilizing factor in the book, while the other characters are allowed to indulge in their idiosyncrasies, We see the world through her eyes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of the most memorable moments of "A Vision of Light" is when Brother Gregory, Margaret's friend who's a monk, and her scribe along with his father Sir Hurbert and his brother Hugo saves her life. Brother Gregory's father realizes that Margaret being a rich widow, is to rich to be left along. Margaret, her daughters and Brother Gregory are now in the hands of Gregory's father Sir Hubert, who will force a marriage between them despite their objections. Gregory's dysfunctional family is laugh out loud funny.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is not only a book you will want to read in one sitting, it is a repeat read.


    Any additional comments?

    You will find this book, poignant, and funny. The author takes rationalization into new territory, that will leave you salivating for the next book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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