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Afton of Margate Castle
     

Afton of Margate Castle

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by Angela Hunt
 

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Beautiful, headstrong Afton is taken from her parents at an early age and raised in the castle, a companion to the earl's daughter. Schooled in the ways of kings and surrounded by splendor, Afton falls in love with the earl's son, brave, Calhoun, her childhood protector.

But Calhoun's mother, the Lady Endeline, has much different plans for him than marriage to a

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Beautiful, headstrong Afton is taken from her parents at an early age and raised in the castle, a companion to the earl's daughter. Schooled in the ways of kings and surrounded by splendor, Afton falls in love with the earl's son, brave, Calhoun, her childhood protector.

But Calhoun's mother, the Lady Endeline, has much different plans for him than marriage to a villein's daughter. Suddenly Afton's world is torn viciously apart. She is cast out of the castle, given to a man she fears and despises as a reward for his loyalty-an all too clear reminder that, for all her dreams, she is nothing but a villein.

Now all she has left is a burning desire for vengeance . . .

What people have said about Afton of Margate Castle:

"Forgiveness and reconciliation are strong words-as is the word reality. All three are here in Angie Hunt's Afton of Margate Castle. I recommend it to you."

-Eugenia Price

"A great story demonstrating the universality of human nature, which is the foundation for the relevance of all history. Afton's search for her own identity within a traditional cultural context is as contemporary as tomorrow's newspaper."

-Thomas O. Kay, Chairman of the History Department, Wheaton College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615884745
Publisher:
Hunthaven Press
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
915,957
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.
Now that her two children have reached their twenties, Angela and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards-one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.
Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.
Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, unexplained phenomena, and "just about everything" except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life- in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.
When she's not home writing, Angela often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.
Readers may visit her web site at www.angelahuntbooks.com

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Afton of Margate Castle 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Awesome book. I loved it. &hearts
Anonymous 4 months ago
When I started reading it I wasn't sure I really wanted to keep reading. Then I got hooked and couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author of Afton of Margate Castle is Angela Elwell Hunt. The genre of this book is historical/romance fiction. This is a story that takes place in medieval times. Where there is kings dueling for the throne, lords overtaxing his people, and villains working harder than a donkey but doesn't get paid. This story is about a beautiful, nine year old girl named Afton who is taken away from her mother, Corba, and her father, Wido because Wido's lamb died from eating baneberries given accidentally by Afton during a feast. When Wido tells the head steward about the death of the animal, the steward demands, for the Lady Endeline, his daughter, Afton. Lady Endeline cannot bear any more children after bearing three, so she takes Afton away from her family, and has her live with the noble family in the castle. When Afton is thirteen, she is married to the miller named, Hubert. On their wedding night, and for nights to come during their marriage, Hubert forces and abuses her to unwillingly do the 'birds and the bees' with him. The out come of those beatings results in her have twin children. On the day the children are born, she ends up having twins, which, back in those days, people thought that the wife had been unfaithful to the husband. So Hubert says that he is going to kill the second child and kill her also, which he says that he has the right to do. So she kills him at the first chance given to save her, but she thinks that she was too late to save the second baby. So she rears her son, Ambrose, into a good Christian. But since his father was mean and abusive, he turned mean and abusive. Now, Afton's first love, Calhoun, who was Enderlin's second sun, and whose love was the first reason why she was married to Hubert, was sent to Warwick to train to be a night. When he comes back, he sees an abused and widowed Afton, who pushes his love away because their love is forbidden. So he goes away to join the crusades, in which he is captured and imprisoned for twelve long years with his mentor, Fulk. When he finally escapes, he comes back to Margate Castle and finds that Afton has been falsely accused of cheating out a customer that came to grind grain. She is sentenced to do a whole year worth of hard labor, and the mill is confiscated from her ownership. She pushes him away again, saying that she cannot love the son of her enemy, for his mother had taken away her son, Ambrose, as payment for the 'thievery'. So he goes to join the battle of his king and swears loyalty to him. And then he gets a mysterious letter from his father! To find out more of this interesting book, please read it. I found it very interesting it only took me four days to read it. I give this book a full four thumbs up (counting the toes also) because I enjoyed the plot and also because it tells of a girl, turned into a woman before her due time and stays strong through the hard times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh and cry. It is the first and by far the best book in the series. I truly loved reading the story and being awwed by the writer. I heard a book talk on this book a while before I read it and even then I could tell it was a really good book.