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Belle, Pamela

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ISBN 10: 0312023200 / ISBN 13: 9780312023201
Published by St. Martin Press 1988/88, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Wintercombe

Publisher: St. Martin Press 1988/88

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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When the Puritan Parliament defies King Charles I in the seventeenth century, an estate keeper's young wife must protect her home and children when her husband joins the battle and must confront her growing feelings for a Royalist officer

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The year is 1644, and the Puritan Parliament has taken up arms against King Charles I. Wintercombe, a magnificent estate in the Wiltshire village of Norton St. Philip, lies defenseless now that its Puritan lord of the manor, Sir George St. Barbe, has marched off to lead a regiment of Roundheads in battle against the king's army. His young and capable wife, Silence, is left to manage both her family and all of Wintercombe. A Royalist garrison commandeers the house as headquarters, but Silence elects to stay on in order to protect the property and its workers from harmdespite the peril likely to befall her children and herself; these soldiers are not gentlemen. When a handsome Cavalier officer housed under her roof unexpectedly comes to her defense against his monstrous superior officer, romance blossoms. He is, of course, doomed from the start. All this could be rendered in cliches typical of the historical romance novel, but Belle's skill allows her to soar above the genre. Her research is thorough, and despite an occasional lapse into unlikely speech patterns, the period details are authentic without being cumbersome. With rich language that evokes 17th century daily life, and fully involving characters, Belle ( The Moon in Water ) tells an engrossing story.
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