Maybe...the characters' lives are much better than whatever tragedy is unfolding at the time. Patterson presents his idea of a group of women friends that I find really cheesy at times and unrealistic.
The drama of the reading was a little over the top.
The story (or history) of the interesting lives that form the backdrop for the Wars of the Roses is fascinating. Gregory does a good job of relaying the culture and mindset of the time period. At times the presentation is a bit dramatic but I have enjoyed all in the series.
Jacqueta is my favorite - an admirable an unusual lady.
Something to pass the time on a long drive, but this book so similar to others I've read in the series that I felt it lacked originality. Definitely a theme in CC's books to have an abusive male father-figure. A little rote.
I really enjoyed the first in this series. Hangman's Daughter is interesting from a cultural/historical point of view but also a compelling story - a murder mystery, basically. This historical fiction is "down to earth" compared to many books of its sort and I could easily relate to many of the characters while still appreciating the historical and cultural differences between us. Reading the second in the series now and enjoying as well.
Never listened to GG before but he is perfect in this audiobook. His pronunciation of the German names and locations made listening to this book far more enjoyable than reading it. Perfect!
The hangman's support of a condemned, lowly woman is significant!
I love anything by M.C. Beaton. Ok - maybe not the sexiest series, but I call the Hamish Macbeth series "comfort reading". Ms. Beaton has a great sense of humor and heartwarming characters. Totally in love with Lochdubh.
Graeme Malcolm as Hamish Macbeth is the best! He nails it.
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