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Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Passionate Brood

As a big historical fiction fan, I am amazed that I have not read this author before.  The back of the book showcased several of her novels, all of which sound good.  I will have to read more by this author at some point.  In this book,
Richard the Lionheart is the historical figure of focus.  Thrown into the mix is if Robin Hood was Richard's foster brother.  This book holds true to the genre with jousting, warring, and using women as pawns to power.  The writing style is similar to that of Philippa Gregory, whose writing I love.  This book is well-written and the author obviously has done her research.  I always cringe at the plight of women in this time, as they really had no say over who they would marry or where their lives would take them.  I recommend this book to fans of historical fiction.

I received this book from SourceBooks  to review.  

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