Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick

For those of you following my what to read on Monday indecision, you'll be happy to know that I did decide and yes, this book by Elizabeth Chadwick won out.
I flew through this one much faster than the last Chadwick book. Probably because I was already in that mindset era and didn't feel the need to be distracted and look up historical facts :o)
This story follows two main characters: Miriel, a young woman forced into convent life by her cruel step-father and Nicholas, a young man recently escaped from arrest under King John. Miriel and Nicholas meet when Miriel and a nun from her convent find Nicholas near dead close to the convent. Miriel is one of the people who helps care for and heal Nicholas. She then joins him to escape life in the convent.
Though the two part ways you know that in a book like this they are likely to meet again, which they do under much different circumstances.
This book was much more of a romance novel than I was expecting. I haven't read a lot of romance in the past number of years (I read a lot of it in my early 20's). The historical accuracy of the book is what kept me going. Elizabeth Chadwick is extremely well researched and has had much recognition for that. I will continue to read her books. I like them.

1 comment:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Hi Kristen, glad to hear you like this one. I have it on my TBR pile, I have most of Elizabeth Chadwick's books but still have a few to read!