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Aware of the dangers awaiting a woman who dares to step out of the place society carved for her.. One can always count on Philippa Gregory to write of women who are strong determined and courageous With lots of evident research she gives a human voice to these women making them come alive as she imbues in them human frailties and an innate wisdom that came with living in the times that they did From The Other Boleyn Woman to this current book we meet women who are set in their determination and do all that is needed to succeed to live another dayIn this current outing we meet Alinor a woman who has to live by her wits and her innate abilities as a herbalist midwife and a mother of two married to a disaster of a man He deserts her and goes off to sea and Alinor is alone left to care for herself and her beloved children One night in a graveyard she sees and meets James a Royalist priest something that was a kiss of death in the times of Civil War in England when Oliver Cromwell was in power and Charles the First was in exile She guides James out of the marsh and starts down a path that is filled with danger as she allows her heart to be won by JamesTimes were ever so difficult and with an aura of witchcraft surrounding her Alinor and her children strive for peace and a sense of contentment However the road to their dreams has many pitfalls and as Alinor battles the times she lives in she discovers a strength of heart and mind She will survive and give her children a chance a life beyond what the tidelands have given herThis sweeping tale is long setting up the scenario for the coming books in which we will again follow the life and times of Alinor and her offspringI recommend this book to those who so enjoy a novel that focuses on women that have met adversity and yet have been able to through strength of heart and mind to become resilient tenacious and filled with resolve When Jan and I heard that Philippa Gregory was working on a new series we were uite anxious to give it a go as we both have enjoyed many of her previous works We were not disappointed in this new beginning that promises to advocate for strength in women even through the hardships of being little than chattel in seventeenth century BritainTo see our duo reviews plus an interview with the author you can go here 3052 imbues Mercator innate wisdom that came with living Pasos perdidos en Granada in the times that they did From The Other Boleyn Woman to this current book we meet women who are set Suffering and no suffering in their determination and do all that Can We Live 150 Years? is needed to succeed to live another dayIn this current outing we meet Alinor a woman who has to live by her wits and her The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears innate abilities as a herbalist midwife and a mother of two married to a disaster of a man He deserts her and goes off to sea and Alinor Robs Shiny Dumptruck is alone left to care for herself and her beloved children One night Business English in a graveyard she sees and meets James a Royalist priest something that was a kiss of death Mama Glow in England when Oliver Cromwell was Fire in the Sky in power and Charles the First was olga spessivtzeva in exile She guides James out of the marsh and starts down a path that ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! is filled with danger as she allows her heart to be won by JamesTimes were ever so difficult and with an aura of witchcraft surrounding her Alinor and her children strive for peace and a sense of contentment However the road to their dreams has many pitfalls and as Alinor battles the times she lives I Am Providence in she discovers a strength of heart and mind She will survive and give her children a chance a life beyond what the tidelands have given herThis sweeping tale An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, is long setting up the scenario for the coming books The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob in which we will again follow the life and times of Alinor and her offspringI recommend this book to those who so enjoy a novel that focuses on women that have met adversity and yet have been able to through strength of heart and mind to become resilient tenacious and filled with resolve When Jan and I heard that Philippa Gregory was working on a new series we were uite anxious to give WeVe Only Just Begun it a go as we both have enjoyed many of her previous works We were not disappointed Real Estate Mistakes in this new beginning that promises to advocate for strength Computer Network Time Synchronization in women even through the hardships of being little than chattel Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in seventeenth century BritainTo see our duo reviews plus an Ignition interview with the author you can go here

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New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory begins a sweeping new series with the story. 35 stars rounded upIt s a hard life for Alinor and her children who live on Sealsea Island off the south coast of England the tidelands neither sea nor shore She s a healer who grows herbs for medicine delivers babies and works at times for the well off residents as does her thirteen year old daughter and son Her husband is missing yet in 1648 a woman is defined by her husband and she is not a widow nor a wife so when good fortune comes to her son there are innuendos that she conjures up healing with than the herbs she mixes or worse with curses This grueling life they live sees no relief until she meets a young priest and assists him through the mire to finding the place of safety he is seeking The meeting not only changes her son s life but Alinor s as well in ways she never imagined Her daughter s desire to change her fate of the poor life they ve lived causes than innuendo of witchcraft for Alinor The first part of the story was slow moving with just way too much detail about her daily work routines and it felt repetitive at times But then the story came to life as I ve come to expect from Phillipa Gregory and I became uite engaged While this is different from the other Gregory books I ve read in that the main characters here are not the royals we are used to the political circumstances are part of the story the English Civil War and she depicts the history as well as she usually does with her research reflected here While I felt bogged down at first the ending was than enough to keep me wondering what will happen to Alinor and I ll be eagerly waiting the second book in the series A captivating story once things got moving so I ll round up to 4 stars ARC was provided by Atria via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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Of a poor uneducated midwife named Alinor who is tempted by a forbidden love affair but all too. Tidelands is the first in The Fairmile series by Philippa Gregory and is set in England in 1648 when civil war poverty and treachery surrounded the residents On Midsummer s Eve Alinor searched for answers about her missing brute of a husband but instead she found James a young man who needed to stay hidden Alinor kept him safe as they crossed the marshlands then hiding him in her netting shed her life changed that night and in all the nights and days to followAlys and Rob were Alinor s children Alinor was a midwife a skilled user of herbs a woman with the sight The work she and her children did for a pittance barely kept them in food until the day Rob was taken on as a companion to the young master Suddenly their life was a little easier Ned Alinor s brother was the ferryman albeit reluctantly He would rather have been off fighting But superstitions and envy ran through the villagers suddenly Alinor was in great danger Would she be saved Tidelands was an intense well written novel which I thoroughly enjoyed The horrors of the way people lived of the superstitions they firmly believed don t let night air into your room for the danger of the Tidelands which were treacherous both day and night as the tides relentlessly came in and went out fascinating but not something of which I m envious RecommendedWith thanks to Simon Schuster AU for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: Philippa Gregory

wwwPhilippaGregorycom become addicted to the updates of historical research as well as the progress of her ducklingsHer other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago; Gardens for The Gambia She has raised funds and paid for wells in the primary schools of the dry poverty stricken African country Thousands of school children have learned market gardening and drunk the fresh water in the school gardens around the wellsA former student of Sussex University and a PhD and Alumna of the Year of Edinburgh University her love for history and her commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing She also reviews for US and UK newspapers and is a regular broadcaster on television radio and webcasts from her website Philipa's Facebook page.



10 thoughts on “Tidelands

  1. says:

    I have read several novels by Ms Gregory and I cannot recall that much of a romance thing in any of them I may be in the minority here however I want to be honest with myself whcih is always the case and I cannot say I enjoyed Tidelands too much The premise and the period are presented exceptionally well as is always the c

  2. says:

    35 stars rounded upIt’s a hard life for Alinor and her children who live on Sealsea Island off the south coast of England the tidelands “neither sea nor shore” She’s a healer who grows herbs for medicine delivers

  3. says:

    The time is 1648 not an easy time to be a woman especially a woman without a husband Alinor is left a single mother of two when her husband go

  4. says:

    NOW AVAILABLEphilippa gregory is a name i can be counted on to invoke whenever i’m doing any RA spiel bullet pointing the many different flavors of historical fiction with her oeuvre representing the well researched female fronted literary romance ish bracket i read The Other Boleyn Girl ages ago and i remember liking it so when

  5. says:

    4 stars Philippa Gregory writes in her author’s note at the end of ‘Tidelands’ that she wonders whether “It is possible to tell a fictional story which tells a historical truth” and I believe she answers her own uestion with this novel as I’m sure was her goal In her note she discusses the ‘historical truth’ of wh

  6. says:

    Tidelands is the first in The Fairmile series by Philippa Gregory and is set in England in 1648 when civil war poverty and treachery surrounded the residents On Midsummer’s Eve Alinor searched for answers about her missing brute of a husband but instead she found James a young man who needed to stay hidden Alinor kept him safe as they crossed the marshlands then hiding him in her netting shed – her life cha

  7. says:

    One can always count on Philippa Gregory to write of women who are strong determined and courageous With lots of evident research she

  8. says:

    The enemy from without and the enemy from withinPhilippa Gregory has always left her thumbprint on novels of English castles and royalty But this one has a particular flavor centering upon Sealsea Island near the tidelands in 1648 We're introduced to Alinor known also as Goody Reekie Alinor has climbed to the top of the church tower at midnight gazing out to sea for her lost husband Zachary Zachary has been missing for almost a

  9. says:

    DNFMore than halfway through and I had to return my copy to the library A month later I realized I’d forgotten I had even started it — besides my TBR list isn’t getting any shorter Am I dying to see how it ends now that I’ve waited a month? Not really I usually love Gregory’s slightly “guilty pleasure” his

  10. says:

    45 stars I have started making my way through Philippa Gregory’s fabulous books and I was so excited to read her

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