Margaret of Ashbury
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  • 1
    A Vision of Light: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 1 | Judith Merkle Riley

    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.

    Old fashioned heroine

    The heroine of this book - Margaret of Ashford - put me in mind of heroines from books fifty years ago, circa 1960's, which I found ironic since the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2013 by Margaret (Alameda, CA, United States)
  • 2
    In Pursuit of the Green Lion: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 2 | Judith Merkle Riley

    In Pursuit of the Green Lion: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Judith Merkle Riley
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    Margaret, a resourceful midwife, is living with the insufferable relatives of her third husband, Gilbert de Vilers, known as Gregory. She is carving out a life for herself and her daughters despite the hostility and greed of her in-laws. But when Gregory is captured in France and held for ransom, Margaret knows she must take action - her in-laws are too tight with money to be of any use - so she teams up with her old friends Mother Hilde, the herbalist, and Brother Malachi, an alchemist on a quest for the secret of changing base metals into gold.

    The miracles continue....

    This is the second book in the Margaret of Ashford series and the quality (and the miracles) keep up nicely. My favorite characters - Mother Hilda and..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2013 by Margaret (Alameda, CA, United States)
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    The Water Devil: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 3 | Judith Merkle Riley

    The Water Devil: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Judith Merkle Riley
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    Margaret of Ashbury is ready to settle down; the medieval healer is looking forward to an uneventful life in the country. And, indeed, life with her true love and a brood of rambunctious children is nearly perfect—except for her husband Gregory’s ever-meddling family. Finding himself deep in debt once again, Gregory’s father has plotted to sell Margaret’s daughter off in marriage to save his woodlands from a greedy abbot.

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