Last Updated: 26 September, 2020
I found this book difficult to get into at first, but after about 70 pages I was gripped. But then suddenly about half way through the book I realised I didnâ€™t like the main character Beatrice Lacey and really didnâ€™t care about what happened to her or the Wideacre estate that she was so concerned with so I stopped.
I sympathised with her situation, a woman who loves her home but which she can never own because it is entailed, but I canâ€™t understand her choice of actions and the more extreme they were the more I disliked her. I was hopeful at the arrival of Dr MacAndrew who seemed to be a â€˜normalâ€™ with no extremes personality characteristics but that didnâ€™t last long.
I am disappointed with this book because I really enjoyed â€˜The other Boleyn girlâ€™ and hoped that this would be a similar style. If I came across another Philippa Gregory book I think I would be willing to read them, but only if they were not part of this trilogy.
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