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The Wise Woman

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Hands down-amazing!

I have to say Ms. Gregory chose to tackle a very delicate subject..most which people tend to shy away from and do not even wish to discuss but the truth of the matter is that this subject was a very real aspect in those times and many people were killed and tortured for...
I have to say Ms. Gregory chose to tackle a very delicate subject..most which people tend to shy away from and do not even wish to discuss but the truth of the matter is that this subject was a very real aspect in those times and many people were killed and tortured for being thought of as "witches"--innocent people at that. In this book you tend to feel different emotions for the main character-which is great. You love her, then hate her, are appalled at her behavior, you pity her, then you are touched by her. I did not expect the ending that Ms. Gregory had for this book. I was so touched and saddened the book brought me to tears. Bravo Ms. Gregory another great peice!

posted by JazzyBear on March 8, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

dissapointment

I'd first like to say that I'm huge fan of Ms. Gregory. However, I was completely dissapointed with this book. The story line is very good and I think it had alot of potenital. It's very hard to like a main character when she's such a horrible person. It was difficu...
I'd first like to say that I'm huge fan of Ms. Gregory. However, I was completely dissapointed with this book. The story line is very good and I think it had alot of potenital. It's very hard to like a main character when she's such a horrible person. It was difficult for me to get into the story and root for something good to happen when Alys the main heroine is so unlikeable. Don't waste your money on this book. If this is the first book of Philippa Gregory choose another, The Other Boylen Girl, The Queens Fool, or The Constant Princess are very good try those first!

posted by MrsChi619 on January 10, 2009

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

    Hands down-amazing!

    I have to say Ms. Gregory chose to tackle a very delicate subject..most which people tend to shy away from and do not even wish to discuss but the truth of the matter is that this subject was a very real aspect in those times and many people were killed and tortured for being thought of as "witches"--innocent people at that. In this book you tend to feel different emotions for the main character-which is great. You love her, then hate her, are appalled at her behavior, you pity her, then you are touched by her. I did not expect the ending that Ms. Gregory had for this book. I was so touched and saddened the book brought me to tears. Bravo Ms. Gregory another great peice!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2008

    An Absolute Must Read!

    This book was captivating and I read it in a matter of days, sexy, historical, and witty with a bit of naughty. Philippa Gregory is one of my favorite authors. I cant wait to read all her books!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Had me thinking about it for days! Very good

    It was not what I expected. Such a good story when you think about it. This is not so black and white like most of her books. I got that the main character had some issues that manifested themselves in a shocking way to the reader. Read it with an open mind. You will love it!

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  • Posted June 12, 2009

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    Different But Just As Great

    I thought this book superb. Yes, it was different from most of her other books, but that doesn't mean you should just dismiss it like others readers here seem to have done. It was informative to be still viewed as historical fiction, erotic at times, but ultimately tragic. It gives you insight into other aspects of life; the occult being the chosen topic here, and even offers moments of terror where it all seemed to go wrong. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who like variety from a specific author.

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