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A Falling Star (Wintercombe #3)

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After years of shameful exile in Holland, Sir Alexander St Barbe is back in Somerset to claim Wintercombe as his inheritance.

Bitter quarrels break out on the night of his arrival - and soon the old fires of family passions and religious contention are raging. Even Alex's aunt Silence Hellier, herself once mistress of Wintercombe, cannot smooth over the ensuing rifts.

And sh
Hardcover, 500 pages
Published November 15th 1990 by St Martin's Press
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Sep 26, 2009 Misfit rated it really liked it

Pamela Belle continues the saga of the St. Barbe family as Silence's grandson Alexander returns home upon his father's from his *exile* on the continent death to take over management of Wintercombe - and brings quite a notorious reputation with him. Alex's cousin Charles (who is the next in line to inherit until Alex marries and produces a legitimate heir) resents him for being the heir, and that resentment grows into an all-consuming hatred for Alex.

Both men desire their cousin Louise who
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Oct 30, 2010 Judith Arnopp rated it it was amazing
This (and the whole of Pamela Belle's wintercombe series) is one of my old favourites. i am currently reading it for the umpeenth time and, although, it is slightly dated now, i am still loving it. Falling star doesnt quite live up to the first and second of the series but I love the house and the continuing family saga. picking these books up is always like revisiting some old friends. Escapism at its best.
Nov 16, 2009 Deb rated it liked it
It's been a busy week, so it took me 8 days to finish this book. Obviously, not the most gripping of books. Getting tired of the formula, illicit love affair, civil war/insurrection, lovers survive. But, on to book 4...
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I like her writing style. At first the characters were all new...its not a direct continuation from the second book but related to silences grandchildren. good nonetheless.
Jul 31, 2016 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written, wonderful three-dimensional characters, set during the English Civil War. I have ordered all of her books. You won't be disappointed.
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Belle, who also writes contemporary fiction as Alice Marlow, always wanted to be an author. As a child the books she read were adventure stories like "Treasure Island," "Swallows and Amazons," and the novels of John Buchan and CS Forester. She wrote her first book at the age of twelve and having visited the site of a lovely Elizabethan manor house called Rushbrooke and observing the bare, moated ...more
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