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Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede
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Feb 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fairy-tale-and-fantasy
Read in February, 2010

Wonderful fun. She did a fine job of creating a world in Elizabethan England that mixed religion and magic. It was very different to have "witches" pray to God first to make their magic work. Herb lovers would like this book as most of the magic involved herbal concoctions.

Would have given it a 5 except for one part. For some reason unfathomable Wrede inserted a lame character, Joan Bowes, who seems like she's going to be pivotal (she asks in a lewd manner for the widow lady to make her a love potion for her married employer, which the widow refuces to Joan's everlasting disgust.) At any rate, Joan only plays a minor role and is involved in another less than savory experience and it just wasn't needed. My 7 year old could have read this without dear Joan. Just lame.

Otherwise perfectly entertaining and amusing. Well done.
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