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The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory
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Dec 30, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

I really enjoyed this book. It was the first Philippa Gregory book I have read that I didn't know what was going to happen to the main character at the end of the story. While the main character was truly selfish and made sure the every situation worked out for herself before others, the truth is that she really had few other people who were looking out for her. True, the abbess and Morach did watch over her but once she found herself in the castle she became nothing but a pawn in a loveless marriage. As a woman she had no rights to call her own and had to look out for herself the best she could.
The portions of the book concerning witchcraft were very interesting. As a reader you are just as unsure as Alys if the witchcraft is real or just a coincidence. Real or not it was interesting to learn the lengths women would go to find and be loved.

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Yannie Hi Geneva, I'm glad someone enjoyed this book as much as I did. I read it like two years ago and thought it had to be the darkest novel she has ever written. I enjoyed it and cried at the end of it. I hope you would like to add me as a friend. We seem to have similar tastes in books.

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