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Accidents of Providence von Brown, Stacia (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 14.02.2012
  • Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Accidents of Providence

Wonderfully detailed and keenly researched, it is a moving portrait of a courageous woman caught between a disastrous affair with a charismatic revolutionary and the draconian laws of the land that would put her to death because of it.Kathleen Kent Dangerous Liaisons: A seventeenth-century heroine for our times . . . [A] delightfully seditious heroine...Proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining, and nothing like homework.O, The Oprah Magazine London, 1649: King Charles has been beheaded for treason, Cromwell is in power, the Levelers are demanding rights for the people, and a new law targeting unwed mothers presumes anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder. Glovemaker Rachel Lockyer is locked in a secret affair. But while her lover is imprisoned in the Tower, a child is found buried in the woods. Rachel is arrested. So comes an investigation, a trial, and an extraordinary cast of characters all brought to reckon for this one life. Spinning within is a remarkable love story and evidence that miracles come to even the commonest lives. ',The best kind of historical fiction--a combination of love story and murder mystery, with a sprinkling of intriguing historical snippets and wonderful writing.'Library Journal, starred review [A] marvelous story written in searing prose. Don't miss it!Sheri Holman Heart-poundingly vivid [and] intellectually provocative . . . A romping good read . . . Historical fiction at its best.Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 14.02.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780547519456
    Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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