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  • Hardcover
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  • Tidelands
  • Philippa Gregory
  • en
  • 04 December 2020
  • 9781501187155

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review Tidelands 103 #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory begins a sweeping new series with the stor. 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 goes out to sea and never returns She ekes out a living as a midwife and herbalist in a time when those activities were viewed with suspicion and accusations of witchcraft were commonThe country is in the midst of a civil war between the King and his supporters and Parliament Alinor s path crosses with James a young priest and a Royalist She helps him find safe passage and their relationship forms the crux of the story Meanwhile Alinor s children are presented with opportunities that will save them from a life of menial work and poverty Alinor is like all mothers everywhere who wants a better life for herself and her children I admired her hard work ambition and determination But their good fortune only fuels the suspicions of the townspeopleAs with all the author s books this is hefty at 448 pages and as it is the first book in a series much time is spent setting up the background and life in the Tidelands I listened to this on audio which I highly recommend as the narrator is excellent Listening while multi tasking made even the political maneuverings palatable I appreciate the author s attention to detail and historical accuracy and it certainly made me appreciate my good fortune to live in the current timesThe last half of the book moves along at a fast pace and the ending was a shocker After so much time spent in the Tidelands I m looking forward to seeing where the next book in the series takes us This was a buddy read with Marialyce one we both enjoyed on audio For our duo reviews please visit Tracking Globalization returns She ekes out a living as a midwife and herbalist in a time when those activities were viewed with suspicion and accusations of witchcraft were commonThe country is in the midst of a civil war between the King and his supporters and Parliament Alinor s path crosses with James a young priest and a Royalist She helps him find safe passage and their Fundamentals of Deep Learning relationship forms the crux of the story Meanwhile Alinor s children are presented with opportunities that will save them from a life of menial work and poverty Alinor is like all mothers everywhere who wants a better life for herself and her children I admired her hard work ambition and determination But their good fortune only fuels the suspicions of the townspeopleAs with all the author s books this is hefty at 448 pages and as it is the first book in a series much time is spent setting up the background and life in the Tidelands I listened to this on audio which I highly The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit recommend as the narrator is excellent Listening while multi tasking made even the political maneuverings palatable I appreciate the author s attention to detail and historical accuracy and it certainly made me appreciate my good fortune to live in the current timesThe last half of the book moves along at a fast pace and the ending was a shocker After so much time spent in the Tidelands I m looking forward to seeing where the next book in the series takes us This was a buddy The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 read with Marialyce one we both enjoyed on audio For our duo Nation as Mother reviews please visit

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review Tidelands 103 O aware of the dangers awaiting a woman who dares to step out of the place society carved for he. 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 historical fiction books Not this one Super strong heroine falls in love with ever so slightly wimpy hero Moving on 13 Sculptures Children Should Know 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 The Economics of Business Enterprise An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm Third Edition really I usually love Gregory s slightly guilty pleasure historical fiction books Not this one Super strong heroine falls in love with ever so slightly wimpy hero Moving on

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review Tidelands 103 Y of a poor uneducated midwife named Alinor who is tempted by a forbidden love affair but all to. 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 i saw that her new series would focus on 17th century england with a witchcraft angle well here i camei m a new england girl who grew up on stories of goody proctor and giles corey and in undergrad i took a class with a global perspective on witchcraft which turned out to be the perfect me kinda class horrifying AND illuminating cuz no matter where in the world people cry witch the targets are certain to contain unmarriageable daughters infertile or otherwise inconvenient wives elderly women unruly womenit makes the victorian practice of offloading these same problematic females into madhouses seem downright benevolent also included in the freuently accused category are midwives and any women working in that mysteeeeeerious realm of women s health which is what we have here alinor is an herbalist and midwife living in the sussex tidelands half tide half land good for nothing where even the ground beneath one s feet cannot be counted on from one moment to the next alinor s ne er do well husband zachary is a fisherman who has not returned from the sea in months maybe dead likely having abandoned alinor and their two children but definitely leaving her in a precarious position as indefinable as the tidelands not a widow nor a wifealthough her situation seems dire a vulnerable beautiful woman without a man on the edge of the world with a young son and a daughter who will be needing a dowry with only the herbs she can grow and the work she can find suddenly she and her children are blessed with the opportunities of individual upwardly mobile pathswhat can account for this good fortune perhapswitchcraft not so fast first we have to remember that during this time there s a whole civil war going on in england and it must be addressed we ll come back to this witch business in like 200 pages or soif you re someone who loves historical fiction for its immersive properties you will probably dig this it s a slow burner there s a lot of here we are in the tidelands this is life in the tidelands you cannot hear it but i am singing this to a tune but it s an accumulation of everyday things slowly moving towards something and i was getting impatient for the story to take me to that something if i hadn t been promised juicy witchy stuff on the back cover i would have been less impatient with the pacing i did appreciate the descriptions of the family s man v nature struggle the hardscrabble eking out of life in a terrifically challenging landscape how stubborn and resourceful you have to be to survive in such an inhospitable climate those themes always have my full attention maybe i ve been away from historical fiction for too long but i didn t love this the middle felt draggy and some of the characters were a bit one note particularly the exhausting mrs miller and o no alinor before you scold i understand how tenuous her position is i understand that even on the ever shifting tidelands one does not rock boats i understand that a woman who has seen nothing of the world beyond her little isolated pocket of it a mother of two with no man to speak for her in a profession she has to keep emphasizing does not include 17th century viagra or magical spells she s gotta lay a little low and not be seen as shrill or strident or defensive or any of those words we love so much to hear when a reasonable woman responds to chronically unreasonable people people like that broadly drawn mrs miller for example and i didn t need her to be anachronistically assertive or ooh rah empowered but even a little spark in her interior life would have been welcome one suppressed eyeroll or clenched fist an acknowledgment that her public facing demeanor takes effort she s placid as a messiah turning all the cheeks and every sentence she speaks is delivered simply evenly cooly steadily levelly easily it s an impressive number of synonyms for an endlessly agreeable person but it doesn t give her character much depth her daughter alys makes up for alinor s lack of indignation but as a character alinor reads psychologically flat my last gripe i swear but as far as the ending it s sodisruptive i mean it depends where the series goes from here but gregory spent so much time developing this physical location and this social community only to basically erase all that hard work with a JK NOW IT IS THIS abandonment of everything we ve been working towardsanyway this historical element is strong the witch element is brief the romance element ispresent i will probably keep reading the series but am hoping the next one is focused on people losing their minds over witches come to my blog