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De Bohun's Destiny (The Meonbridge Chronicles, #3)

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A lie told for the best of reasons; the truth told for the worst...

How can you uphold a lie when you know it might destroy your family?

It is 1356, seven years since the Black Death ravaged Meonbridge, turning society upside down. Margaret, Lady de Bohun, is horrified when her husband lies about their grandson Dickon’s entitlement to inherit Meonbridge. She knows that Richa
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Published May 3rd 2019 by Riverdown Books
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The Cats’ Mother
This engrossing historical fiction novel is the third in the Meonbridge Chronicles series, about the inhabitants of a farming village in Hampshire, England, during the 1350s. While they do follow on from each other, each book is a complete story, centred on different main characters, and so this could be easily read as a stand-alone, as there is enough background to understand who’s who. Unlike much HF, this is a dramatic saga with little romance, and doesn’t pretend to be based on actual histor ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn Hughes – De Bohuns Destiny (Meonbridge Chronicles 3)

The plot of the third installment of the Meonbridge Chronicles is set in the years from 1356 to 1358. Whereas the two previous novels focussed on the lives of ordinary people, the villagers of Meonbridge, the attention shifts to the lord of the manor, Sir Richard de Bohun, and his family now.
Sir Richard faces the problem that he lacks a legitimate heir to the manor and all his numerous estates.
After his son Philip was murdered, Philips
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in Carolyn Hughes’ ‘The Meonbridge Chronicles’ series – Fortune’s Wheel and A Woman’s Lot – so I was delighted to get the opportunity to read an advance copy of the latest instalment, De Bohun’s Destiny.

De Bohun’s Destiny can definitely be enjoyed as a standalone. The prologue provides a recap on events in the earlier books for those new to the series and the dramatis personae will help new readers familiarise themselves with the main characters. However
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this.
Rich language, a great historical vibe, strong characters, treachery and villainy, community and courage - it had everything and more.

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This is the first book I've read by Carolyn Hughes, and boy, did I stumble upon a gem!
I absolutely loved this. The richness of the language, the strong historical vibe that oozed pertinent facts and intricate details without these intruding ever upon the story being told - the perfect blend of history and fiction.

What a cast of characters,
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Still in the vividly created world of rural life in the fourteenth century, this book steps up a tier in the hierarchy: its focus is on the trials and tribulations of the De Bohun family as Sir Morys Boune and his sons try to claim their inheritance by fair means or foul. The complexities of the social structure of the time aren’t glossed over – the precarious position of an illegitimate heir, the rule of law present but side-stepped with relative ease, the casual disregard for life, the lives o ...more
Fany van  hemelen
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a well-researched and impressive historical book!

De Bohun’s Destiny is the third installment in the Meonbridge Chronicles.

This is a historical novel set in the fourteenth century . In a rural village their is the Bohun family. Sir Richard, a respected lord and his family struggle to keep what they have, when the evil Sir Morys Bounce and his siblings try to claim their inheritance by fair means or bad actions.

Even you can read this book perfectly as a standalone what I did , I would recomme
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was able to read an advanced copy in order to post an honest review thanks to the author.
Once again Carolyn Hughes does a great job bringing the medieval world to life! In De Bohun’s Destiny, the third Meonbridge Chronicle, we are given insight into the problems and travails of the landed gentry with this story of the lord, Sir Richard, and his family.
Although this could be read as a stand alone, it will be a more meaningful and comprehensive read if done in order. Start with Fortune’s Wheel
Michelle Ryles
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Carolyn Hughes writes outstanding historical fiction and I enjoyed reading every single word of De Bohun's Destiny, her latest novel in The Meonbridge Chronices. The 14th Century has never been brought to life so vividly in literature and I urge all readers of historical fiction to pick up this series and be as hooked on Meonbridge as I am.

There are some very strong female characters in the Meonbridge Chronicles but I really noticed their impact and strength in De Bohun's Destiny. With Meonbridg
J.B (Debbie)
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Meonbridge Chronicles is a series that has managed to surprise and delight me with each book. Initially not a huge fan of historical fiction, this series is one that has pleasantly changed my mind and now the genre is right up there as one of my favourites. I've loved how the characters have evolved with each book and De Bohun's Destiny is so far my favourite in the series. Easily read as a standalone I'd definitely recommend you read all the books as they are so enjoyable and I feel help g ...more
Cheryl M-M
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third in the Meonbridge Chronicles series, which is set in the 1350s and centred around the inhabitants of a small farming village in Hampshire, England. Each one of the books can be read as a stand-alone novel, despite the fact the books are all connected.

In this book Sir Morys Boune and his sons, and what a delightful bunch they are, have gotten wind of an inheritance loophole, which may allow them to take the lands and property of the De Bohun's. The son and heir of De Bohun was k
Jessica Belmont
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book three in the Moonbridge Chronicle series, but it definitely can be read as a standalone. I plan to go back and read the rest of the series though, because this was such a compelling and intriguing historical fiction novel!

Set in the 1300s, Carolyn Hughes has written an immersive novel that took me back into the time and let me follow the characters as if I was there. I love the characterization in this novel and there is a real sense of authenticity. It is clear Carolyn Hughes has d
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Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
De Bohun's Destiny by Carolyn Hughes has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Interesting and colourful characters, and intriguing storyline. Ms Hughes has an excellent style. I look forward to her next book!

Pauline Barclay - Founder of Chill Awards.
Helen Hollick
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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"This is a novel of classic good versus evil with no doubt at all left as to which is which."
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Carolyn Hughes was born in London, but has lived most of her life in Hampshire. After a first degree in Classics and English, she started her working life as a computer programmer, in those days a very new profession. It was fun for a few years, but she left to become a school careers officer in Dorset.

But it was when she discovered technical authoring that she knew she had found her vocation. She