Tidelands (ebook or PDF) By Philippa Gregory – Kindle eBook and Epub


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  • Tidelands
  • Philippa Gregory
  • en
  • 11 October 2017
  • 9781501187155

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Read & Download Tidelands Tidelands Free download Ì 105 Y of a poor uneducated midwife named Alinor who is tempted by a forbidden love affair but all to. 4 stars Philippa Gregory writes in her author s note at the end of Tidelands that she wonders whether It is possible to tell a fictional story which tells a historical truth and I believe she answers her own uestion with this novel as I m sure was her goal In her note she discusses the historical truth of which she speaks the voiceless women of whom no records were kept their deeds unmarked their education unattended and still they persevered in making lives for themselves often ordinary everyday lives in which they garnered their own successes in whatever beauty and productivity that could accomplish for themselves and their families The heroine of Tidelands Alinor is just such an ordinary woman twenty seven years old descended from a line of women with knowledge of herbs and midwifery Her fisherman husband Zachary has disappeared at sea and it s unknown if he s dead or alive Alinor is faced with the bleak responsibility of raising her daughter Alys and her son Rob aloneThe year is 1648 the setting is the southern coast of England tidelands a landscape whose margins vary with high and low tide Only those who live there can safely navigate the marsh and mire One night Alinor meets Father James a young priest in his early twenties who is involved in the political intrigues surrounding King Charles I She hides James and then cautiously leads him to the local aristocrat Sir William a former supporter of the King Father James is immediately taken with Alinor although his background is as far from hers as wealth is from povertyThe love affair that develops between Alinor and James affects me in its simplicity and its subtle sweetness She maintains her cottage with great care it smells good as opposed to most of the cottages of the poor which smells like excrement and body odor Alinor s cottage smells like dry herbs and the fresh sea air blowing in She readily admits to Father James that her husband was just work for her to do James says he s never met anyone like Alinor her beauty has turned his head but she seems unaware of her beauty Motivated ambitious hard working and extremely productive Alinor knows how to save and spend her money how to take advantage of anything that will prosper her family and she feels like she has found in this man a love she never had from her ill tempered husband who constantly bad mouthed her to the neighbors as a witch This novel is a bit of a slow burn with time taken to bring the reader into Alinor s world where the women glean in the wheat fields work with chickens milk cows gather herbs and Alinor delivers a babe into the world and assists an old person out of it I was never many paragraphs far from the work Alinor was doing I found this absorbing and appreciated Gregory s careful and meticulous research Father James represents the religious and political thinking of those of that time who thought the king s right to rule was a divine right He will do battle in his soul because his devotion to the church and his politics are at odds with his love of Alinor Alinor does everything within her power to drive her own destiny Whether that is meant to be or whether it will be left in the hands of men will be for the reader to discover As the novel approaches the last third the pacing picks up as we race to climactic events A most fascinating way to submerge oneself into history Marriage by Deception years old descended from a line of women with knowledge of herbs and midwifery Her fisherman husband Zachary has disappeared at sea and it s unknown if he s dead or alive Alinor is faced with the bleak responsibility of raising her daughter Alys and her son Rob aloneThe A Tangled Affair The Pearl House #2 year is 1648 the setting is the southern coast of England tidelands a landscape whose margins vary with high and low tide Only those who live there can safely navigate the marsh and mire One night Alinor meets Father James a Matthews Choice young priest in his early twenties who is involved in the political intrigues surrounding King Charles I She hides James and then cautiously leads him to the local aristocrat Sir William a former supporter of the King Father James is immediately taken with Alinor although his background is as far from hers as wealth is from povertyThe love affair that develops between Alinor and James affects me in its simplicity and its subtle sweetness She maintains her cottage with great care it smells good as opposed to most of the cottages of the poor which smells like excrement and body odor Alinor s cottage smells like dry herbs and the fresh sea air blowing in She readily admits to Father James that her husband was just work for her to do James says he s never met anyone like Alinor her beauty has turned his head but she seems unaware of her beauty Motivated ambitious hard working and extremely productive Alinor knows how to save and spend her money how to take advantage of anything that will prosper her family and she feels like she has found in this man a love she never had from her ill tempered husband who constantly bad mouthed her to the neighbors as a witch This novel is a bit of a slow burn with time taken to bring the reader into Alinor s world where the women glean in the wheat fields work with chickens milk cows gather herbs and Alinor delivers a babe into the world and assists an old person out of it I was never many paragraphs far from the work Alinor was doing I found this absorbing and appreciated Gregory s careful and meticulous research Father James represents the religious and political thinking of those of that time who thought the king s right to rule was a divine right He will do battle in his soul because his devotion to the church and his politics are at odds with his love of Alinor Alinor does everything within her power to drive her own destiny Whether that is meant to be or whether it will be left in the hands of men will be for the reader to discover As the novel approaches the last third the pacing picks up as we race to climactic events A most fascinating way to submerge oneself into history

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Tidelands

Read & Download Tidelands Tidelands Free download Ì 105 O aware of the dangers awaiting a woman who dares to step out of the place society carved for he. The enemy from without and the enemy from withinPhilippa Gregory has always left her thumbprint on novels of English castles and royalty But this one has a particular flavor centering upon Sealsea Island near the tidelands in 1648 We re introduced to Alinor known also as Goody Reekie Alinor has climbed to the top of the church tower at midnight gazing out to sea for her lost husband Zachary Zachary has been missing for almost a year Neither widow nor wife Alinor keeps her vigilAlinor notices that she is not alone From within the darkness she hears a man s voice He tells her that he is Father James and must meet with Sir William Peachey As an herbalist and a midwife Alinor is not familiar with the changing times occuring in London where King Charles has fled and Oliver Cromwell has taken control There is unrest in the countryside with those supporting the king and those who wish him to stand trial We will come to know this Father James closely and observe his true colors as Alinor becomes and involved in his safety and well beingBut at the core of it all is Alinor s solid allegiance to her daughter Alys and to her son Rob They exist within the hardships of life in the tidelands with work that furrows the brow and coins that rarely touch the palm Long held secrets permeate Tidelands from the wider scope of the English Civil Wars to the personal interactions of parent to child and neighbor to community Philippa Gregory begins this one with a low simmer and then gradually brings this one to a rapid boil towards the end The dialogue is true to era and the characters reflect the historical angst The ending opens the door that will shed a light upon the road of the future for Sealsea Island and its inhabitants Whether you are a die hard Philippa Gregory fan or a new one in the making Tidelands is one novel that will sweep you awayI received a copy of Tidelands through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Simon Schuster Atria Books and to Philippa Gregory for the opportunity

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Read & Download Tidelands Tidelands Free download Ì 105 #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory begins a sweeping new series with the stor. The time is 1648 not an easy time to be a woman especially a woman without a husband Alinor is left a single mother of two when her husband goes out to sea and never returns She ekes out a living as a midwife and herbalist in a time when those activities were viewed with suspicion and accusations of witchcraft were commonThe country is in the midst of a civil war between the King and his supporters and Parliament Alinor s path crosses with James a young priest and a Royalist She helps him find safe passage and their relationship forms the crux of the story Meanwhile Alinor s children are presented with opportunities that will save them from a life of menial work and poverty Alinor is like all mothers everywhere who wants a better life for herself and her children I admired her hard work ambition and determination But their good fortune only fuels the suspicions of the townspeopleAs with all the author s books this is hefty at 448 pages and as it is the first book in a series much time is spent setting up the background and life in the Tidelands I listened to this on audio which I highly recommend as the narrator is excellent Listening while multi tasking made even the political maneuverings palatable I appreciate the author s attention to detail and historical accuracy and it certainly made me appreciate my good fortune to live in the current timesThe last half of the book moves along at a fast pace and the ending was a shocker After so much time spent in the Tidelands I m looking forward to seeing where the next book in the series takes us This was a buddy read with Marialyce one we both enjoyed on audio For our duo reviews please visit