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Knave of Hearts (Daughters of England #10)
Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T) (March 1983) Language: English
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 31st 1983 by Putnam Publishing Group
(first published 1983)
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I liked this book but the characters were a little weak. Or maybe I was trying to compare Lottie to Carlotta. Philippa Carr tries to introduce another Carlotta by Lottie's looks incarnated, but there will never be another Carlotta Main. Also, Dickon's change of character was kind of sudden and without a gradual dawning except a one or two paragraphs at the end of the book. Also, these books are so precise as far as dates, ages of people, and financial standing. I was kind of bugged that Lottie w ...more
The cover on this particular version of this book makes it seem like it's one of those steamy cheap romance novels, but that is not the case. This is one of Philippa Carr's DAUGHTER OF ENGLAND BOOKS (10 books in her series). I really enjoyed this book and one reason is that it is a historical novel and you get to learn a bit about history as you enjoy the book.
Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt (56 million) and Philippa Carr (3 million). ...moreMore about Philippa Carr...