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Taking Liberties
     

Taking Liberties

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by Diana Norman
 

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From the author also known as Ariana Franklin-the thrilling sequel to A Catch of Consequence that "moves at a cracking pace."( London Times)

Makepeace Hedley is frantic when she learns that her young daughter, sailing home to England from the rebelling American colonies, has been taken prisoner by the British. With her usual determination,

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From the author also known as Ariana Franklin-the thrilling sequel to A Catch of Consequence that "moves at a cracking pace."( London Times)

Makepeace Hedley is frantic when she learns that her young daughter, sailing home to England from the rebelling American colonies, has been taken prisoner by the British. With her usual determination, Makepeace sets out for Plymouth to rescue her child.

And when Countess Diana Stacpoole is asked by an American friend to help his son, also a British prisoner, Diana responds quickly and leaves her genteel past behind.

In the chaos of wartime Plymouth the two women face social outrage, public scandal, and even arrest. Amidst docks and prisons, government bureaucracy and brothels, they forge an unlikely and unshakable friendship. And in freeing others, they discover their own splendid liberty.

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KLIATT
A continuation of the story begun in A Catch of Consequence, this features two women of similar temperaments but drastically different backgrounds who come together to fight for a common cause. During the American Revolution, when Makepeace Hedley learns that her daughter has been taken prisoner by the British, she steps into action to save her. Soon she finds there are others to save, and in that cause joins forces with Countess Diana Stacpole. Their allegiances are tested; they must fight governments and the military, and are called traitors, but both women know what they must do. Lovers of historical fiction will enjoy the authentic writing style and language and the record of the treatment of military prisoners. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Penguin, Berkley, 448p., Ages 15 to adult.
—Nola Theiss

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425198155
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2004
Series:
Makepeace Hedley Series , #2
Edition description:
Readers Guide inside
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
324,759
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Diana Norman is a former journalist who has written critically acclaimed biographies and historical novels.

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Taking Liberties 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PhyllisW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all 3 books about Makepeace, an American who has an unlikely romance and marriage with a rich, titled Englishman and a second marriage with an inventive Welsh (I think)who becomes rich. Diana Norman, who also wrote as Ariana Franklin ("Mistress of Death" books) is a wonderful historical writer. While you are reading a book rich in character development and setting detail you are absorbing information about the period. Norman is interested in women's rights but does not preach, just shows how women were treated at that time. Lots of detailed characters who move the story along and a satisfying ending for Makepeace. If you liked her Mistress of Death books, you will like this, or the Ruth Downey books about Roman England.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diana Norman has created another great character with this series. Makepeace and her satellites are wonderful. I wanted more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A sequel to 'A Catch of Consequence', I read this one first and enjoyed it thoroughly during my vacation. Facinating story and more adventures of Makepeace and others, great companion for a day at the beach, go for it, ladies!