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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest

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This historical novel is set in Germany in the 15th century. The lovely Christina is forced to move to a desolate, craggy castle to live with a family of robber barons. Her influence over these mountain "eagles" and her descendants weaves a strange tale. Seven 90-minute cassettes.
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Published (first published 1866)
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Laura Verret
This book struck me as a cross between Henty and the Lamplighter genre; a great deal of adventure(Henty), with a simplistic approach to them (Lamplighter). This novel follows first the adventures of Christina and then those of her sons, the Barons Eberhard and Friedmund. The concept of twin brothers so close as to almost form a part of each other reminded me of The Brethren by H. R. Haggard, and I believe I enjoy that setting; some asset of it is very intense. Overall, I loved the old-time langu ...more
Perry Whitford
Christina Sorel, the saintly heroine of this mostly uneventful and underwhelming historical novel set in the rocky reaches of Austria in the 15th century, is abandoned as a baby by her mercenary father to be brought up by his carpenter brother. When the father suddenly returns she is sixteen and finally of use to him, so he takes her with him to attend a sick maiden and gain favor with his master, the robber baron Freiherr von Adlerstein.
Adlerstein is one of a dying breed, tenaciously holding on
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Rebecca
I heard that Charlotte Yonge's books were very good, and was disappointed. It reminds me rather of an Elsie Dinsmore book. Unlike Elsie, the heroine makes mistakes, but the book seems to focus on her morality and virtue rather than a plot, or drawing the reader to Christ. The plot is good, even intriguing, but it all goes to reveal the "exemplary" character of the heroine. If you like the Elsie books, you may like this even more. It is an enjoyable book, but if you think a well-written story sho ...more
Dayle
I like Charlotte Yonge's stories even though they seem antiquated insofar as language is concerned but the medieval history it contains fascinates me. Lovely to have them free for Kindle!
Mookie
Interesting, but still incredibly long and dull.
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Charlotte Mary Yonge was an English novelist, known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.

She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 160 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1853), provided the funding to enable the schooner Southern Cross to be put into service on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done wit
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