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Philippa (The Friarsgate Inheritance #3)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  1,085 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small takes us back to the sensuality, drama, and intrigue of King Henry's sixteenth-century court to tell the story of the daughter of one of her most beloved characters.The eldest child of Rosamund Bolton and heiress to the Friarsgate manor, Philippa Meredith is devastated when she discovers that the man she sought to marry has ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Signet (first published 2004)
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Jennifer
May 24, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Beatrice Small is amazing, I cannot describe her in any words, she is beyond anything in this world. Her words are magic & I adore all of her books, the tales of kings & queens of yore. You feel like your there, in the presence of the exalted highnesses of long ago. You feel for the heroine's and their male counterparts. I love her !!!!
Annette
Dec 20, 2009 Annette rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I always enjoy Bertrice Small's books and own quite a few of them. The book I read before this one...not by Bertrice Small....was very emotional and a strong book....So this was perfect for me to read right now. I loved Rosamund and I've read Until You, but I had not found Phillippa until now. Wonderful, light, enjoyable.
Rachel
Aug 15, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
Really good story and I enjoyed it alot. In the beginning I was sick of Philippa's whining about court. She was so spoiled! But I enjoyed the story line alot. Can't wait to read the last book now.
Megalion
I used to read Bertrice Small when I was young and consider her and Kathleen Woodiwiss's books guilty pleasures.

I picked this up for a light read and was amazed and appalled at how rote the writing had become. It got better but the beginning of the book is VERY BADLY edited as you have a lot of repetition. Ie Character 1: We can't go to the store, it's raining. Then in the next paragraph, Character 1 or Character 2, says: "It's too wet to go to the store, it's raining" with no reference to that
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Helen
Aug 20, 2015 Helen rated it liked it
Yes, I enjoy historical fiction but I didn't really intend to read this since I detected the not so far off moans of a real bodice ripper. It was my period, though, the good old Tudors, the Field of Cloth of Gold, and Katherine's apparent barrenness so I read it.
I liked the detail, although did we have to hear about each meal? There was certainly a lot of ham being consumed and not nearly as much beef as I would have imagined. Describing the clothes was probably a good idea since it made us able
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Kate
Feb 15, 2016 Kate rated it liked it
The story of the daughter of one of her most beloved characters.The eldest child of Rosamund Bolton and heiress to the Friarsgate manor, Philippa Meredith is devastated when she discovers that the man she sought to marry has rebuffed her. But it is this sudden change of fortune that sweeps the spirited beauty back to her place in the court of Queen Katherine of Aragon-and into the arms of Crispin St. Clair, the Earl of Witton. But when Philippa stumbles onto a plot to assassinate King Henry VIII ...more
Emily
Feb 13, 2014 Emily rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Tried this book because I loved the author's Border Lord Series.
I couldn't finish the book; it was whiny, annoying, and soooo slow. BUT I don't think it had to do with the author; unlike the Border Lord Series which was set in Scotland with little references to England, this book is set in England.
So my conclusion is that England based romance novels just aren't as fiery in comparison to the Scotland based ones.
Linda
Aug 22, 2007 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romance lovers
Yes, Beatrice Small is predictable, but she does a great job with British and French history without boring me. The characters are likeable, and in traditional Beatrice Small style, she has enough romance for the "light read."
Jeny Breeden
Sep 11, 2008 Jeny Breeden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't really said I read this because I quit half way through. The main character was a spoiled brat with no redeeming qualities to me. I tried to keep reading but I found myself wondering why I was wasting my time.
Jennifer
Nov 13, 2008 Jennifer rated it liked it
Recommended to Jennifer by: erin
not as good as rosamund. not a whole lot happens.
Grace
Dec 02, 2008 Grace added it
Could not finish. Boring.
Lady
Oct 16, 2012 Lady marked it as to-read
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Debbie
Feb 20, 2010 Debbie rated it liked it
The book was ok average.
Lindsey
Feb 17, 2013 Lindsey rated it liked it
Shelves: own, romance
A great read by one of my favorite authors.
Jacqueline
Oct 19, 2012 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
Great book.
Lexus
Oct 29, 2016 Lexus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.75 stars

Philppa was so f**king annoying!!! UGH!!! Her character as a whole annoyed the ever living hell out of me!
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Bertrice Williams was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, the daughter of Doris S. and David R. Williams, both broadcasters. She studied at Attended Western College for Women and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. On October 5, 1963, she married George Sumner Small, a photographer and designer with a History Major at Princeton. They had a son Thomas David. She liv ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Friarsgate Inheritance (4 books)
  • Rosamund (The Friarsgate Inheritance #1)
  • Until You (The Friarsgate Inheritance #2)
  • The Last Heiress (The Friarsgate Inheritance #4)

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