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The Pool of St. Branok (Daughters of England #14)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  305 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Angelet Hanson
The tale is long and complicated, but attention is held as Angelet, daughter of Annora and Rolf of Midsummer's Eve, begins to enter adulthood. One incident marks her indelibly. At the superstition-laden pool of St. Branok in Cornwall, she is saved from a rapist by Ben, a young family connection on a visit from Australia. When she and Ben dispose of the attack
Mass Market Paperback, 410 pages
Published September 12th 1988 by Ivy Books (first published September 2nd 1987)
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Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Too much rehashing the exact same scenes. Too much of the main character being dumb-- even given the fact that 'back then' women weren't as independent as they are now. Too much endless discussion about the same topics.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the better ones in the series.
While most of this book was enjoyable, I could have done without the endless pages where Angelet and Benedict rehash the same conversation almost verbatim concerning their future together. Angelet just says that she's married and there's no hope while Ben says he loves her and she should just get a divorce to be with him. His constant pestering annoyed me and honestly I liked him less because of it. Angelet's choice at the end of the book was frustrating after a whole book of me routing for "the ...more
Pam Spuller
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
This was not one of Carr's better books. The story meanders this way and that and doesn't seem to tie in the characters relationships to each other until the very last chapter, which had the most ridiculous ending. Almost as if the author got tired of writing the story and just finished it up in five minutes. All other subplots left hanging. Two stars because of the Victorian England setting which is always enjoyable to read about.
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.

This setting and Pool figure in three of the generations, and three of the books. This is the first. Set in Cornwall.
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love this series and while this one is not one of my all time favorites, it's still an interesting story with a surprising twist at the end. I recommend it to all those who like gothic, historical, romantic fiction.
Tammie Elliott
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Gary Branson
Enjoyable story, too much repetition.
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
good story with a surprise ending.
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angelet is the heroine in this edition. I like the fact that Annora named her after an ancestress, and that they refer to the family journals which are stored at Eversleigh.
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