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Tidelands (Fairmile #1) #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory begins a sweeping new series with the story of a poor, uneducated midwife named Alinor who is tempted by a forbidden love affair--but all too aware of the dangers awaiting a woman who dares to step out of the place society carved for her. Free Download Kindle ePUB Tidelands (Fairmile #1) by Philippa Gregory – wildweaves.co.uk

Best Read [ Tidelands (Fairmile #1)] author [ Philippa Gregory ]For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. 4.5 stars I have started making my way through Philippa Gregory s fabulous books, and I was so excited to read her newest series and novel, Tidelands.In this story, the reader is taken to 1648 England, in the midst of the Civil War between King and Parliament.I loved the research that went into this book, and I m always amazed at Gregory s storytelling talent to retell history I ve always been a fan of historical fiction, and can only imagine what life for a woman would have been like during t 4.5 stars I have started making my way through Philippa Gregory s fabulous books, and I was so excited to read her newest series and novel, Tidelands.In this story, the reader is taken to 1648 England, in the midst of the Civil War between King and Parliament.I loved the research that went into this book, and I m always amazed at Gregory s storytelling talent to retell history I ve always been a fan of historical fiction, and can only imagine what life for a woman would have b...

  2. I ve not read any Philippa Gregory before Not because of any great aversion to her or her stories, but I guess I get caught up in all the sci fi and action filled kind of stories coming out, and have yet to get around to reading her though I had seen at least one of the movies based on her books, and I own several of her books.But there are a few things I m totally obsessed with and will pick up pretty much any book with these themes and give it a chance This one seems to take place during I ve not read any Philippa Gregory before Not because of any great aversion to her or her stories, but I guess I get caught up in all the sci fi and action filled kind of stories coming out, and have yet to get around to reading her though I had seen at least one of the movies based on her books, and I own several of her books.But there are a few things I m totall...

  3. I always look forward to a Philippa Gregory book and this was no exception It was a slow read for me until the exciting finish but it is the first book of the series and I think Gregory spent a lot of time laying the groundwork She envisions a long series like the The Forsythe Saga so she wanted a good foundation Set in 1648 during the English Civil War, Alinor is a poor woman, and I do mean poor, who is raising her two children after her fisherman husband sailed out one day and never return I always look forward to a Philippa Gregory book and this was no exception It was a slow read for me until the exciting finish but it is the first book of the series and I think Gregory spent a lot of time laying the groundwork She envisions a long series like the The Forsythe Saga so she wanted a good foundation Set in 1648 during the English Civil War, Alinor is a poor woman, and I do mean poor, who is raising her two children after her fisherman husband sailed out one day and never returned She is in limbo not knowing if her husband is dead or alive She is a midwife and sells herbs walking a thin line of not being considered a witch Her daughter, Alys, has her eye set on marrying the son of a local farmer who owns his own land One night Alinor meets James who is going to work for the local Lord He i...

  4. Set against the English Civil War, between Parliamentarians and Royalists over the governance The Isle of Wight, 1648 The king is imprisoned and rebellious parliament is in power.Sussex, 1648 Alinor, living on the tidelands of the Saxon shore, is 27 and already very weary Now, a widow of the missing fisherman and abusive husband Her path crosses with a priest in hiding James believes in the old religion and in restoring king to its rightful place Alinor helps him to pass the treacherous m Set against the English Civil War, between Parliamentarians and Royalists over the governance The Isle of Wight, 1648 The king is imprisoned and rebellious parliament is in power.Sussex, 1648 Alinor, living on the tidelands of the Saxon shore, is 27 and already very weary Now, a widow of the missing fisherman and abusive husband Her path crosses with a priest in hiding James believes in the old religion and in restoring king to its rightful place Alinor helps him to pass the treacherous marsh.The vivid portrayal of tidelands makes the beginning of the story very engrossing Only the people of the SeaIsea Island know how to tread its waters and tides to avoid getting a foot caught by a quick mud and body snatched by waters.As the story progresses, there is a suspension of wanting to know where the story goes and what happens between Alinor and James, but the progression of the story is very slow ...

  5. An engaging historical novel set during the Civil War, in a divided England, as Alinor, a young woman whose husband has left her with their two children, meets a cavalier royalist priest on the tideland of the south coast Alinor is suspected of being a witch by some of her neighbours, due to her expertise at herbal remedies and as a midwife, and the fact that she s very attractive and her abusive husband has disappeared When she helps Father James she knows she s playing with fire as most of An engaging historical novel set during the Civil War, in a divided England, as Alinor, a young woman whose husband has left her with their two children, meets a cavalier royalist priest on the tideland of the south coast Alinor is suspected of being a witch by some of her neighbours, due to her expertise at herbal remedies and as a midwife, and the fact that she s very attractive and her abusive h...

  6. This novel is set in the tidelands of Sussex in 1648 and 1649, the years during which any hope of Charles I s return to power were smashed for good But here we focus on his poorer subjects, those he led to war and those who fought against him, and you can feel the tidelands around you This is historical scene and place setting at their most vivid It s utterly compelling and bewitching I did find that the conclusion was rather rushed and conventional but the way in which we reach it is exempl This novel is set in the tidelands of Sussex in 1648 and 1649, the years during which any hope of Charles I s return to power were smashed for good But here we focus on his poorer subjects, those he led to war and those who fought against him, and you can feel the tidelands around you This is historical scene and place setting at their most vivid It s utterly compelling and bewitching I did find that the conclusion was...

  7. The Fairmile 1 In a life that had so many troubles and so few joys, she had learnt how to survive Alinor Reekie lived in dangerous times The rebel Rump of Parliament had seized the king and held him on house arrest The nation was divided, but on the small fishing island of Sealsea, people go about their own lives, quite unaware of the happenings in London That is until the loyalist James Summer comes in the dead of night and meets Alinor Reekie in the churchyard, hoping to meet her drunken The Fairmile 1 In a life that had so many troubles and so few joys, she had learnt how to survive Alinor Reekie lived in dangerous times The rebel Rump of Parliament had seized the king and held him on house arrest The nation was divided, but on the small fishing island of Sealsea, people go about their own lives, quite unaware of the happenings in London That is until the loyalist James Summer comes in the dead of night and meets Alinor Reekie in the churchyard, hoping to meet her drunken husband s spirit on Midsummer Eve to prove that her husband has drowned at sea and that she was free to call herself a widow Burdened by two children, Alinor lives her life trying to make a better place for herself and her two children Although poor she was not without hope, as her skill as a wise woman gave her a small income and the sale of herb...

  8. I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I doMidsummer s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands the marshy landscape of the south coast.Alinor, a descendant of wi I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I doMidsummer s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands the marshy landscape of the south coast.Alinor, a descendant of wise women, trapped in poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband Instead, she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.Sus...

  9. I was a huge fan of Philippa Gregory s historical novels, which burst with intrigue, bold characters, and historical mayhem I was less a fan of the romance series, like the Wideacre books and Meridon Tidelands fits into the latter series, and is planned as a series.For Philippa Gregrory, Tidelands is a 3.5 read I was feeling that it was going to turn into a women and potions tale with some poor herbalist harried for her ability to heal It does turn into that but with a littlepolis I was a huge fan of Philippa Gregory s historical novels, which burst with intrigue, bold characters, and historical mayhem I was less a fan of the romance series, like the Wideacre books and Meridon Tidelands fits into the latter series, and is planned as a series.For Philippa Gregrory, Tidelands is a 3.5 read I was feeling that it was going to turn into a women and potions tale with some poor herbalist harried for her ability to heal It does turn into that but with a littlepolish and action Alinor is a very poor but beautiful woman who lives in the shifting tidelands of the Saxon shore, eking out a living as a midwife and herbalist Her husband left on a fishing trip and never returned, so now Alinor, her daughter Alys and son Rob, struggle not to starve and live in limbo, hoping their nasty pat...

  10. That moment when you realize there s no way to wrap up the story in a satisfying way with the amount of pages that are left This book is about a woman named Alinor who lives in England in 1648 Her husband has been lost to the sea She has two children to raise on her own She lives in a hovel by the sea shore, a place called the Tidelandsswamp than beach She s a midwife and has knowledge of herbs and anatomy You guys, YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.Between the historically relevant events That moment when you realize there s no way to wrap up the story in a satisfying way with the amount of pages that are left This book is about a woman named Alinor who lives in England in 1648 Her husband has been lost to the sea She has two children to raise on her own She lives in a hovel by the sea shore, a place called the Tidelandsswamp than beach She s a midwife and has knowledge of herbs and anatomy You guys, YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.Between the historically relevant events she accidentally gets wrapped up in, the choices s...

  11. Tidelands neither land nor sea, but wet and dry twice a day, never drowned for long but never drying out This setting for the newest Philippa Gregory novel is a character in and of itself A brand new series for Gregory The Fairmile 1 lures the reader to the Saxon shore in the mid 17C as a civil war King vs Parliament is in full swing Love, injustice, discrimination, and loyalty take center stage as themes running throughout this novel The set up to the series keeps the pace controlled Tidelands neither land nor sea, but wet and dry twice a day, never drowned for long but never drying out This setting for the newest Philippa Gregory novel is a character in and of itself A brand new series for Gregory The Fairmile 1 lures the reader to the Saxon shore in the mid 17C as a civil war King vs Parliament is in full swing Love, injustice, discrimination, and loyalty take center stage as themes running throughout this novel The set up to the series keeps the pace controlled some may say slow but speeds up significantly in the second half the ugliness of these people s lives on the very edge of the shore, with their loves and hates ebbing and...

  12. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved how this story started I was hooked I could not put the book down The imagery was fantastic, the history spot on Then about the halfway mark the story died for me My interest waned Nothing was really happening and my expectations built up from the first half of the book were let down It is not until the end that the action happens I wish she spenttime on this part It was good but I did not really feel the chaos that would have ensued with witch accusations Then the I loved how this story started I was hooked I could not put the book down The imagery was fantastic, the history spot on Then about the halfway mark the story died for me My interest waned Nothing was really happening and my expectations built up from the first half of the book were let down It is not until the end that the action happens I wish she spenttime on this part It was good but I did not really feel the chaos that would have ensued with witch accusations Then the ending It was an anti climax for me Alinor and her daughter just go away Alys leaves her husband and we h...

  13. Mercy That endingA telling tale, to coin a phrase, of the lives of women in the 17th century in England.

  14. This book is set during the 1600s in England in an area known as the Tidelands, a marshy ever changing land where poverty is the norm It follows the family of Alinor, an abandoned wife who serves as the village midwife When she comes upon a stranger one night and offers him refuge, she has no idea how this will change her life The stranger, a priest who serves the exiled King Charles, initially helps Alinor s son to obtain a better position in thanks for her help but the feelings that develop This book is set during the 1600s in England in an area known as the Tidelands, a marshy ever changing land where poverty is the norm It follows the family of Alinor, an abandoned wife who serves as the village midwife When she comes upon a stranger one night and offers him refuge, she has no idea how this will change her life Th...