Sisters of the Bruce 1292-1314

Sisters of the Bruce 1292-1314

by J. M. Harvey

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ISBN-13: 9781780885018
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sisters of the Bruce 1292-1314 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Sisters of the Bruce recounts history through the eyes of Robert the Bruce's sisters as told through letters they sent among each other recounting their own personal experiences. It is evident the author has done a great deal of research into the era and working hard at getting the timeline of events as accurately as possible. The story is powerful and gave me a very strong feel for the desperation and perils of war as experienced by the people. It was an era of hardship and misery and this was clearly portrayed throughout the book.  The fact that this was an expository novel, really appealed to me. And when the sisters wrote history through their own personal experiences and surroundings, I truly enjoyed the story. Sometimes, however, the novel turned dry when the character's point of view diminished into a textbook-like prose, and I struggled to keep interested. I think this novel would be better classified as "creative non-fiction" rather than "historical fiction". Nevertheless, this work is a very worthy read if only to understand the horrible treatment the women suffered as a result of the political climate and the harsh period in which they lived.