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Defenders Of The Faith

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  3 reviews
First published under the pseudonym Ellalice Tate.

This is a powerful story of the troubleous days when Tudor succession was in dispute. The chief characters are two contrasting cousins - one daring, brave and adventurous; the other quiet, reserved and thoughtful. But each has his own kind of courage. It is set in Chelsea, Kent, and Spain, and is a vivid portrayal of a fami
Published (first published March 17th 1956)
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not a bad historical story but written like a child so wasn't overly impressed. Should have been more story and less about the historical side, which in my opinion contained way to much gruesomeness.
I wish I could give this book 5 stars but unfortunately the ending was too rushed for that. I really liked the story and the pacing were perfect for most of the story. So I don't understand why that pacing should be broken up to the crucial ending which by the way was too abrupt as well. Characters were forgotten, plots were hapharzardly left hanging and relationships were presented without exploration. So 5 stars for the first 300 pages and 2 stars for the last 50.
Jessica Brockmole
Jean Plaidy is an author that I wish I liked better, as she's written a ton of historical novels on many different periods. But I can't get into her books and I'm not sure why that is. This book was no different. Sweeping saga about a family. The characters seemed a bit trite and I knew that the story would end neatly wrapped up. Not very thrilling or surprising.
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