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Viola, a Woeful Tale of Marriage

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Married and with child, Viola is stunned when her husband, Roger, abandons her without a backward glance. The rent is due, and there is no money in her purse. Her father can no longer care for her since his accident, but Viola vows she will not end up in the streets, or become a charity ward of the Parish. She will make her way in the world without a man. She will do it al ...more
Paperback, 355 pages
Published by Wings ePress, Inc (first published 2010)
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Patricia O'Sullivan
This story was like rollicking through seventeenth-century London with an unlikely guide - Viola Sharpe. Viola and his sister have learned not to rely on men, but it is not easy for women to support themselves alone and their father, who owns a house along London Bridge, is not right in the head. After Viola's husband leavers her, she disguises herself as a boy in order to get a clerking job. When Viola discovers that her employer is her rogue husband's brother, she and her brother-in-law plot t ...more
Greybeard
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read for both men and women. This is a story of a young woman who must make her way in a man's world. It is both entertaining and informative as we follow her through London during a period of great political upheaval as England discards the Commonwealth and returns the King to his throne. You feel like you are there. We see daily life in London mixed with intrigue, adventure, romance, infidelity, and bigamy. Great manly behavior abounds. The male characters have qualities that every man ...more
Heather
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Viola, a Woeful Tale of Marriage is a wonderful book. Viola, the main character is delightful. She is a strong woman and she is someone that you want to learn more about. Each page delves more into Viola and as the book goes along.......you want to be there cheering for her.

I recommend this book to everyone who loves historical fiction, like myself.

Katherine Pym also has other books I have read........they are all worth reading!!
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