Bride of Pendorric
Favel Farrington meets Roc Pendorric on the idyllic Mediterranean island of Capri, where she was raised and lives with her father. Roc sweeps her off her feet, taking her from her home by an emerald sea to the ancient family home of the Pendorrics, in Cornwall. His sister and her family await them with open arms, welcoming young Favel. She is the much anticipated Bride of...more
Having completed the book, I thought two things had lacked credibility. Having grown up with her English parents in a foreign setting, Favel--an only child--knows nothing of their past--where they were born, their heritage, how they met. Her reasoning is that she believes that her parents just didn't think it was necessary or of interest to tell her anything. No child would let their parents get away with such subterfuge. It is very bad for the plot's credibility to...more
Favel marries Roc Pendorric, and goes to live with him and his sister, Morwenna and nieces, Hyson and Lyson. There is a legend surrounding the place that the last Bride (Roc's mother, Barbarina) haunts the quadrangle and will kill the next bride so she can rest in peace at last. After a while, she makes a few friends like Lord Polh...more
Yes. I did. Mostly, as an adult, I liked it because intimacy behind closed doors and in spite of what the cover hints at, it focused on the characters in the story, not their hormones (Hooray!). In fact, the husband is gone much of the time on business and I got the feeling he was 'in the way' of what Holt wanted to do with Favel.
This time through I picked up...more
Favel is living on Capri with her artist father when a handsome man enters the shop--Roc Pendorric. After a whirlwind romance, they marry and set off for England, where many mysteries await.
I love the style of Ms. Holt. Favel is so young, yet she does what she can to really learn about the history and people (current and past) of the estate. She does jump to conclusions a bit, b...more
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 subjec...more