Emiliana Marisa (blueroseangel) wrote in womensfiction,
Emiliana Marisa

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I just finished a trilogy by Philippa Gregory. "Wideacre," "the Favored Child," and "Meridon." Does anyone know if all of her books are of similar style, with lead female characters and relationships? Has anyone read these? I think they portray women in a very interesting way. I can't say it's negative, because the characters are very dynamic. I loved these because they kept me reading right up to the end, and the first two books left me frustrated with the ending, but she wrapped them all up very nicely in the third book. Any thoughts?

about me: I just finished a fast-paced bachelors degree program, and loving my freetime again. Plenty of time to read and relax, and take in literature. :)
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I've read almost everything by Gregory EXCEPT that series... I'd been avoiding it because I wasn't sure if it was worth getting into. Once I start a series, I HAVE to finish it!

I just finished my bachelor's degree as well. Congrats to you! :) I've got a full-time job now, though, and have much less time to read than when I was in school. I'm still reading, though... especially on my lunch breaks!!
I tried "Wideacre" but couldn't get into it. I am a huge fan of Gregory's later historicals (The Red Queen, being the most recent) but I think she just became a much better writer as she continued (like most authors).

You might want to try Philippa Carr, one of Victoria Holt's pennames. She follows a family throughout british history in a long series. They aren't gothic mysteries (Holt) or center around historical people (Jean Plaidy, other penname) but they are pretty interesting.