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Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
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Aug 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, 1700-s, historical-romance, redheads-rule, 6-star-books, reread, reviews, 2012
Read from February 11 to 17, 2012

Beatrice Lacey, the daughter of the Squire of Wideacre struggles with gender barriers in 18th century England. Her unable brother, Henry, is set to inherit the family estate upon their fathers death. However Beatrice believes that she is would make a better leader than Henry. Beatrice must decided how far she is willing to go to achieve her dream of being a Squire of Wideacre and if the ends justify the means.

I have read "Wideacre" by Philippa Gregory twice and still love it! It is one of my favorite books (hence it's 6-star status!). Beatrice does a great job of narrating the book and it gives the reader a different perspective. Most books that are told from first person point of view are often told from a persons perspective who the reader likes and this is not the case. As a narrator, Beatrice explains all of her actions and the thought process behind them, which helps the reader stomach it is certain situations. For those who read the book and believe that (view spoiler)

Overall I loved this book, and the other ones in the series for that matter, and loved the depth of character that Gregory included.
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