- Title: Treason's Gift
- Author: Pamela Belle
- ISBN: 9780312089139
- Page: 357
- Format: Hardcover
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Fourth in Belle s 17th century St Barbe romantic adventures, this one featuring the stormy marriage of Louise and Sir Alexander St Barbe at the time of the bloodless invasion of England by William of Orange In the summer of 1686 at Wintercombe, the St Barbe ancestral home, Louise grieves for a stillborn son, and her depression begins to sour a hitherto jolly union TheFourth in Belle s 17th century St Barbe romantic adventures, this one featuring the stormy marriage of Louise and Sir Alexander St Barbe at the time of the bloodless invasion of England by William of Orange In the summer of 1686 at Wintercombe, the St Barbe ancestral home, Louise grieves for a stillborn son, and her depression begins to sour a hitherto jolly union There ll be rows, sulks, and even blows before Alexander storms off only to get disgracefully bagged, have a ripe affair in Bath, and rage on to Holland Helping along the way are Alexander s plain and plain spoken sister Phoebe of Bath, who houses Louise and Alexander s natural son, Lucas, and Grandmother Silence of Wintercombe, 1988 Meanwhile, lurking nastily is cousin Charles, who wants both Wintercombe and Louise and who has tried before to erase Alexander A Falling Star All affairs of the heart, however, are caught up in a larger swirl of events as James II is about to be dethroned and as anti Catholic, nationalist sentiment swells a movement clandestinally aided by Alexander and a courtier who proposes to Phoebe to her bafflement Much muttering of plots, a royal progress, until finally the wind stands fair for England, the couples pair off, and Charles blazes to his doom.
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***If you have not yet read A Falling Star in this series and wish to remain spoiler free I suggest you not read further, nor read the product info on and *** Treason's Gift is the fourth and last book in Belle's series on the St. Barbe family of Wintercombe. Louise is heartbroken with grief and guilt after the premature birth and death of her first child and it takes a heavy toll on her once happy marriage. Shunned from the marriage bed, Alex hies it off to stay with his sister Phoebe in Bath [...]
Another required read for fans of Wintercombe, starring again the obnoxious Alex and the arrogant Louise. The book is about their love for each other and problems in their marriage, but to me both characters are far too unpleasant to make good reading. The book is well written and yes the story is good, but I find myself wanting to punch Alex and smother Louise with a pillow to the face.I really only read this book for the rare glimpse of Silence. :-)
The fourth and final book in the Wintercombe series. I have very much enjoyed this series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys great historical fiction. It's a series that would also stand up to multiple re-reads, as they are rich in detail. Highly recommended.
The last in the "Wintercombe" series of books, which follows the story of Alex and Louise and their turbulent marriage up to the invasion of William of Orange in 1688. There are moments in this story where I seriously began to believe that neither of them deserved a happy ending, but the author managed to persuade me otherwise despite Alex's really appalling behaviour (possibly triggery for rape). As usual in Pamela Belle's books this is well researched and the characters are interesting, partic [...]
Well, the Glo Rev has succeeded, protestantism is safe and all is well at Wintercombe, altho Charles is dead in the stable fire he set.In the afterword the author compares the 17th century fear of Catholicism to the red scares of the 20th century and says that it's unbelievable how sane and sensible people of the 17th century attributed their misfortunes to the "papists." Yet, in the book, she refers to the tortures of the Hugenots by the Frenchand Louis xiv, the alliance of Charles II and James [...]
I really enjoyed the book. Now I will have to read the first three in the series. The book is about their love for each other and problems in their marriage, which is quite alot. I received this book from net galley for an honest review.
I liked it. It didn't have the good reviews as the others but it was well written. I would like to read other books by her if I can find them in print.
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