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Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman
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really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read 2 times. Last read May 14, 2017 to June 11, 2017.

I really enjoyed this though it was much slower than its predecesor, When Christ and His Saints Slept. It's also shorter, but a necessary step into the third volume. The crux of the conflict is on an important but failing marriage and the puzzling enigma that was Thomas Becket. The conflict isn't about a war, though it does have war, it's about two of King Henry's most important relationships failing. Interesting, but for a book of this size, it can feel a bit weak at times. Also, it could've used less relating events through dialogue and more showing me what life in this time period was like. All that being said, Penman strings accurate historical facts together, with a few creative liberties, and makes an engaging and compelling story that is also informative.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
May 9, 2017 – Shelved
May 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 14, 2017 – Started Reading
June 11, 2017 – Shelved as: history
June 11, 2017 – Finished Reading

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