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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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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This is the econd o 3. Read the first years ago and am enjoying the second book as.much as the first. I have read most of Phillipa Gregory's books and enjoy her writing and the period she writes about.
    SueBAZ

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    CRAZY!

    Yet very much along the lines of the first book Widacre. I enjoyed this book greatly .

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Enthralling

    Love this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2011

    It was good.

    It made me cry. The main character really got on my nerves and sometimes I even shouted out loud in grief to tell here to gain some courage and not let that crazy brother of hers push her around. To me the story was great it made me feel for them and not every book is happy, why many are beautifully sad. Those are the best. They leave impact on you and make you think. Life isn't peach's and cream. So not every story is going to be happy or get everything you want. This story actually shows a big moral and I advise you to read it to understand the great moral it tells. In this time period woman where not believed and weren't worth anything. She just went with the flow and thought she couldn't do anything about it. Anyways everyone believed her brother was a saint and never believed a word she said. Her own family made her that way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2007

    just as good if not better than the first

    looove this book. aside from some bad things happening to certain animals-i thought this was an amazing book. it took me about 200 pages to really get into it but once there i couldnt stop. just a total page turner

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