forvoinutrmondti.cf/map15.php The thread of faith that flowed through the story was refreshing. This has been a wonderful book to read and review and will make a great gift for several of my friends. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Feb 16, Jessica Knauss rated it it was amazing. It's not often I've seen a book of popular fiction set during the Restoration England in the 's , although I know it was another amazing time of world-changing events, so I was curious to read Hearts Restored by Prue Phillipson. Historical events become important in the lives of the characters in this book, but they aren't dragged along by them. They make decisions with free will, appropriate to the context, and I was happy to bear witness. The book is structured much like a romantic comedy It's not often I've seen a book of popular fiction set during the Restoration England in the 's , although I know it was another amazing time of world-changing events, so I was curious to read Hearts Restored by Prue Phillipson.
The book is structured much like a romantic comedy movie. We meet a cast of very likable characters who, although they are all related in some distant way, come from diverse backgrounds.
Meek Eunice has been raised in a harsh Puritan household, the French cousins defend their Catholicism against the onslaught of English varieties of worship, and Daniel comes from a welcoming, harmonious family in the North of England I couldn't help but wish was mine. I especially enjoyed the atmosphere created by Daniel's mother. The frank and open love she bears for her husband and son make her memorably sympathetic.
Daniel narrowly escapes marriage to one of the French cousins, attends Cambridge, and witnesses the horrors of war when he enlists in the royal navy. Eunice must pass through her own life-threatening situations, which I found the most interesting in the book, before reuniting with Daniel. The end of the book is heartfelt and well deserved. While I was reading, I did not realize that this is the second book in a series, it stands alone so well.
It's exciting to know there is already another book with some of these characters and at least one more to come. Overall, Hearts Restored is an enjoyable, light read, especially recommended for readers who want clean romance and to pick up a little history of the 's. Hearts Restored by historical fiction author Prue Phillipson is an enchanting tale set in 17th century England. Daniel Horden is nearly 16 years old, and already, his family is looking for a suitable bride for him.
Although his parents would prefer to have him marry for love, making a suitable match is more important, for Daniel will be inheriting a title. They take him to London where he is introduced to three female cousins close to his own age as possible prospects. Daniel does not wish to ma Hearts Restored by historical fiction author Prue Phillipson is an enchanting tale set in 17th century England. Daniel does not wish to marry. Rather, he dreams of joining the Royal Navy in service to King Charles.
But as per his father 19s wishes, he enters university and tries to forestall any attempts to get him to marry. One of the three cousins he meets is Eunice whose father is a strict Puritan. Conflict occurs at his disapproval of the extravagant lifestyle of Daniel and her other two cousins. And it is with Eunice that Daniel is most drawn to. I enjoyed the contrast made between Daniel 19s wealth and Eunice 19s austerity. It definitely added interest to the tale as the characters faced adversity through war, the plague, and the Great Fire.
At times, the characters were a little placid, but nevertheless, believable and endearing. The story is full of wonderful historical details. For those who enjoy family drama with a little less emphasis on romance, you will enjoy this fine novel. Mar 09, Amanda rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm assuming Prue Phillipson is a woman's name, but I have to wonder if it's really a pseudonym for a male author, because I'm pretty sure that the person who wrote this book hates women.
The story itself is fine, for the most part. Daniel and Eunice are cousins, but meet for the first time around the age of It's not love at first sight, but each is a little interested in the other, and story follows them through the next few years of their lives as London is ravaged by the Plague, fire, and I'm assuming Prue Phillipson is a woman's name, but I have to wonder if it's really a pseudonym for a male author, because I'm pretty sure that the person who wrote this book hates women.
It's not love at first sight, but each is a little interested in the other, and story follows them through the next few years of their lives as London is ravaged by the Plague, fire, and war. At no point, did I consider putting the book down. It's a good story. My problem is that every woman in the story is whiny, selfish, and manipulative.
And the book is full of women: Daniel's mother, both of his grandmothers, his maternal aunt, his two French cousins, and Eunice's grandmother. Not one of them is likable or sympathetic. I wanted to throw them all into the Thames and be done with them.
It's hard for me to give a historical novel anything but a glowing review, but the annoying characters were a distraction from a good story idea. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Feb 07, Emily Heinlen Davis rated it liked it.
This book was ok. I don't really like books from the male perspective, especially romance novels, but this one was ok. I didn't really find any of the characters overally appealing, but I didn't hate them either. Basically, this just wasn't the book for me. Knox Robinson Publishing rated it it was amazing Feb 21, Audrey Slipper rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Claire rated it it was ok Jan 16, Now she has only her ill-tempered Mam and the comfort of sweets and books in their attic flat above Nan's corner shop in Hexham.
She wonders who the mysterious Lady Muck is who calls briefly from a posh home in Newcastle at Christmas. Then suddenly they are all to visit Great-great-grandma on her 94th birthday, 5 generations of women and the local press. As Karen unravels their stories she longs to channel Great-great-grandma's legacy of love to the 3 generations above her. Also published on-line only are Hand in the Dark , a volume of short stories, The White Sash a novel for seven-twelve year olds. The electronic publisher is e-b Shop. Endorsed by Ann Widdecombe the novel takes place in one day in the life of Paul Pembleton, an Area Planning Officer for the lovely rural area of imaginary Northshire, which is very like Northumberland where Prue lives.
The offices are in Midcaster, strangely reminiscent of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Pembleton Myth tells the story of one day in the life of a planning officer in the late 's. There is an array of characters - his colleagues and their families, and among the applicants one who is truly desperate. The morning is full of frustration for Paul Pembleton who revels in his reputation as fast, efficient and unflappable. Number 3 in the heirarchy would like to undermine him and an error by his assistant, which he had hoped to cover up, comes to light at the worst possible moment.
He must shed 'The Pembleton Myth' and be Paul the man. Exhausted at the end of the day he loses his temper with his young daughter. He has let himself down and the 'Myth' is finally exploded. The story is told with great insight and plenty of humour. The world of the late fifties is truly authentic since the novel was originally written then. Web View Mobile View. Home Contact Us Legal Notice.
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Daniel Wilson Horden has arrived in London with his parents from their home in Northumberland on the very day of King Charles II's triumphant return to his capital. What can a young man of fifteen do when he is told by his mother that the three cousins he is about to meet all want to marry him? Receiving his own personal wave from the king, Daniel longs only to serve him, but first he must keep at bay the threat of marriage.
His two French cousins are adamant in their pursuit of him, but Daniel is intrigued by his English cousin, Eunice, whose Puritan father snatches her away from the reunion celebrations. Unaware that his gallant attempt to save her has endeared him to her, Daniel only just escapes the marriage trap which his younger French cousin lays for him and is sent off to study at Cambridge University.