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The Favored Child (Wideacre Trilogy #2)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Unrelenting misery but a page-turner nonetheless

Wow. Philippa Gregory really knows how to pile on the misery! The Favored Child is well-written and the characters are interesting, but this second book in the series continues the story of ruin, misery, murder, and loss. It was hard to read and my stomach was in kno...
Wow. Philippa Gregory really knows how to pile on the misery! The Favored Child is well-written and the characters are interesting, but this second book in the series continues the story of ruin, misery, murder, and loss. It was hard to read and my stomach was in knots, as it was in the first book. I have to read the third one now to see if at some point redemption can be attained by any of Laceys.

posted by Lula1967 on June 19, 2012

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

By far the weakest of the trilogy

This book had it ups and downs. At times I was fascinated with the story and how it tied to the first novel, but then some of the plot near the end seemed ridiculous. I feel you should read the first novel before this one. It will explain alot. You can guess most of the...
This book had it ups and downs. At times I was fascinated with the story and how it tied to the first novel, but then some of the plot near the end seemed ridiculous. I feel you should read the first novel before this one. It will explain alot. You can guess most of the ending, but the very last few pages were good. I don't regret buying the book.

posted by Anonymous on April 16, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    disappointing

    The main character deserved everything she got. She could see what her brother was doing yet she just sat back and let him do it anyway and not just that but kept a relationship with him after everything he did, I had no pity for her. In my opinion even though she is supposed to be the good one out of the two, she is far far worse than her brother because he at least had the excuse of being mad 'probably a result of his mother's incest' but her excuse? cowardice. At least in the first book you could semi admire Beatrice's courage even though it was the source of her evil. But with this main character there is nothing to admire, not even her goodness because she never used it not even for herself. havn't read the third but Im hoping its much better, if I can bring myself to read it after this disapointment. Phillipa Gregory has done much better. Don't expect a strong Heroine in this book, not even a heroine at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2004

    Very Disappointing

    I started reading this book in anticipation of a good time, but I ended up being unbelievably disppointed. I had read The Queen's Fool, and found it entertaining, and, while The Favoured Child is well written, the 'heroine' is wishy-washy and weak. Her insane and murderous cousin ruins her life and her chances of a good marriage and she just stands by and lets it happen. Philippa Gregory's heroines tend to have an air of helplessness about them which I find extremely aggravating. I haven't finished the book yet, and I doubt that I will. I don't think that I can stand to sit through the end of the book. I will most likely just read the last page and if you are just starting this book, I'd advise you to do the same.

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