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The Ruthless Yeomen (Bridges Over Time #2)

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Isabel of Northfield is a villein bound to a feudal lord, but family stories about yeomen in her bloodline fan the flames of dissatisfaction in her, causing her to dream about freedom. By the author of King of the Wood.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published March 8th 1993 by St Martins Pr (first published June 6th 1991)
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Jan 10, 2009 Misfit rated it really liked it
Anand continues the story of captured and sold into slavery Norman Knight Sir Ivon de Clairpont and his descendents that she began in The Proud Villeins. This book opens in 1271 as Isabel of Northfield can't accept her lot in life as a villein and forever tied to the land and the Lord who owns it and everyone on it. Fueled by old family legends of a freeborn ancestor, recently widowed and not wishing to marry the new husband chosen for her, she thinks she can improve her lot in life by joining ...more
Lisa Rathbun
Though I was interested enough to keep reading, this isn't one I need to reread. Isabel struggles to improve her lot in the 1200s and passes on her dream to a distantly related child whose grandson is involved in the Peasants Revolt. The characters are realistic as are their circumstances; there are no easily won happy endings. I want to read Book 1, because I want to know the significance of the symbol on the necklace. (some S, V, L)
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As in the first book, you're introduced to a handful of family members that carry the story forward through time. Each member has their own engrossing story, added to by the history of England as a backdrop. In this book, it's the Peasant's Revolt which sets the stage, as the common man begins to demand his rights.
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Born in London, Valerie Anand knew at the age of six that she wanted to be an author. At the age of fifteen, she saw MGM’s film Ivanhoe. She walked into the cinema knowing that she wanted to be a novelist and walked out of it knowing that historical novels were the kind she most wanted to write.

Over the course of her long and distinguished writing career, Valerie has written many works of histori
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Other Books in the Series

Bridges Over Time (6 books)
  • The Proud Villeins (Bridges Over Time, #1)
  • Women of Ashdon (Bridges Over Time, #3)
  • The Faithful Lovers (Bridges Over Time, #4)
  • The Cherished Wives (Bridges Over Time, #5)
  • The Dowerless Sisters (Bridges Over Time, #6)

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