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It's quite a wonderful way for the reader to get a better sense of what various characters are thinking while not rehashing what's already happened in the book. Madelaine Mary of Woodstock is a nun, Katharine Joan of Acre is desperate for her father's approval and has married his contemporary to please him.
Good ones, well-researched and accurate are difficult to produce and a joy to read. Other editions. The story is told from the points of view of three generations of men, their wives and an activist farmer.Initiate Brother: The Initiate Brother Series, Book 1 Audiobook - Sean Russell
She has a real gift for prose that makes anything she writes a pleasure to read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cashelmara 3 19 Jul 11, 2016 04: Patrick's son and heir Ned, made of his grandfather's sterner stuff, sorts it all out, takes over the reins and marries happily at sixteen. Sep 21, 2017 Linda Lpp rated it it was amazing. Also there was no lack of drama with much intrigue, lies and betrayals.
Susan Howatch goes one step further in resettling her characters in another time and place, and yet still being true to what history tells us about them and their relationships to one another. It is a retelling of the life and reign of Edward II, but if you like me are unfamiliar with that particular era in history, you needn't worry about feeling you are missing out.
I had to force myself to finish, which is my definition of two stars I think I read some Susan Howatch books years ago and remembered liking her, so when this came by as a weekly deal, I thought I'd give her a try again.
Toggle navigation MENU. Cashelmara traces the loves, lies and intrigues of a late 19th aristocratic family based both in England and Ireland. There are loads of little cliffhangers throughout the story to keep the reader turning pages and sucking them into the story.
Howatch found global success first with her five sagas and then with her novels about the Church of England in the twentieth century. I love novels set in Ireland, but here Ireland is just an impoverished, famine-ridden place, with none of the characters wanting any part of it. Set in Ireland in the latter part of the 19C, Howatch recounts three generations of the wealthy English de Salis family in six separate "books", each of those being in the first person POV of dif "The match flared in the darkness, his eyes watched me above the single steady flame..
Original Title. This is an epic saga following the lives and tribulations of the de Salis family.