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Lament for a Lost Lover (Daughters of England #5)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  405 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Arabella Tolsworthy
Against the background of an England torn by civil war, religious persecution, and political treachery in the turbulent era of Cromwell and the Stuart Restoration, Philippa Carr has set the passionate story of Arabella Tolworthy, whose loves and destiny are inextricably linked to the plight of her nation.
The dethroned Charles I had met the executioner's
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published September 14th 1977 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1977)
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Phil Syphe
After the previous book in the series, which I thought was great and rated five stars, this follow-up left me disappointed.

“Lament for a Lost Lover” does not have the strong plot or appealing narrator compared to any of the previous Carr novels. Several themes and their outcome are obvious to the reader more or less immediately, yet the narrating heroine is clueless. When certain realisations hit her, she alone is shocked, as the reader saw it coming long ago.

Another aspect that doesn’t appeal t
Karen Dempsey
Feb 14, 2014 Karen Dempsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the Daughters of England series. Introducing Harriet Main who continues on joyously for a couple more books. I have read this book 3 times. Full of great historical information on the restoration and as it touches the lives of those in the book. A great balance between those in past books and those introduced in this book. Great reading that makes you hungry to read the next book!
Jan 07, 2013 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a love story set in the 1600s in England, with an English royalty background. One of the things I like about Philippa Carr's books is that the main character of one book is always somehow connected to the main character in another book. I think Philippa Carr is great with characters, intrigue, and mystique. That is why I decided to reread these.
Dec 13, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part of a series of mother to daughter generations stories telling the history of England from Henry VIII to WW II. Fabulous to read them all in order. Each one is a gem; each is surprising and well written.

reflects the era well.
Linda Brungardt
Arabella and her siblings are exiles living in France when she encounters an actress who becomes part of the family and wreaks havoc in many ways.
Tammie Elliott
Jun 22, 2011 Tammie Elliott rated it really liked it
book 5 in the philippa carr series
Michelle (Champ)
This book follows Arabella Eversleigh, but what I love is the entrance of Harriet Main. She is in the next few books and I adore her!!! A must read!
May 08, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
won this book off of 9 days ago. cant wait to read it
Gary Branson
Oct 30, 2014 Gary Branson rated it really liked it
Still enjoying the series....
Mar 10, 2017 Liba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arabella marries Edwin at 18 .She befriends an accomplished actress /adventuress Harriet.Together they travel to England of 1659, just at the start of the reign of Charles II .They pretend to be Puritans,
only Arabella makes a mistake,Edwin is shot and she is back in France, a widow.
Then both she and Harriet are pregnant.Their sons are born two weeks apart.Then Harriet leaves her son,Leigh,with Arabella and disappears.
Arabella takes both boys to her husband's ancestral home.There she becomes the
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