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The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory
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Feb 05, 13

bookshelves: favorites, 1700-s, historical-romance, 6-star-books, reviews, 2013
Read from January 20 to February 05, 2013

Reread Review:

Wideacre is ruined. The land is dead, poverty marks the tenants and the Lacey's have no money or power to change it all. This is the second generation of Lacey's - Richard and Julia - to rule over the estate and try to make it prosper once more. After John MacAndrew returns from India with a large fortune and family believes that their luck - and more importantly Acre's - has finally improve. Unfortunately they were all dead wrong.

This is my second time reading "The Favored Child". I enjoyed it the first time, however I enjoyed it much more the second time around. I was able to notice things that I did not before about Julia and Richard in an attempt to understand their complex relationship. Even though the first book proved to be too much for some readers, I still would recommend "The Favored Child". There are so many themes in this book, as well as the first one, that include: the role of women/women's rights, family, politics and more.

The Wideacre Trilogy still proves why it is one of my favorite book series.
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