The Love Child

The Love Child In an England riddled by political and religious strife Priscilla Eversleigh fights the man who ravaged her who is attempting to possess her daughter and who separates her through a dark secret they

  • Title: The Love Child
  • Author: Philippa Carr
  • ISBN: 9780449241813
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In an England riddled by political and religious strife Priscilla Eversleigh fights the man who ravaged her, who is attempting to possess her daughter, and who separates her through a dark secret they share from the man she truly loves.During the turbulent period of the Popish plots, fourteen year old Priscilla Eversleigh lives untouched in the haven of Eversleigh, theIn an England riddled by political and religious strife Priscilla Eversleigh fights the man who ravaged her, who is attempting to possess her daughter, and who separates her through a dark secret they share from the man she truly loves.During the turbulent period of the Popish plots, fourteen year old Priscilla Eversleigh lives untouched in the haven of Eversleigh, the family estate, with her illegitimate sister, Christabel But this bastion of innocence is about to fall Danger and romance push their way to her doorstep Harriet Main and her son Leigh, two trusted family friends, return from the war zone Yet another refugee stumbles into their midst this time it is Jocelyn Frinton, a young man haunted by a pursuer Priscilla and her friends hide Jocelyn and a furtive romance blossoms, which is cut short when Jocelyn is captured and beheaded Priscilla discovers she will bear his child.Harriet whisks Priscilla and Christabel to Venice to save the family name from disgrace of an illegitimate child and plots to pass the baby off as her own A daughter, Carlotta, is born and the family returns to Eversleigh, but not before Priscilla is abducted by the cruel and lecherous Beaumont Granville Granville s villainy plagues Priscilla and her loved ones through many tormented years until she at last gains the final victory.

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    1. Am I the only one who doesn't like Harriet Main? I so don't want to read anymore about her, but it seems she is to be a central figure anyway. There is, of course, a rape that takes place in this book as Carr is wont to do in her books. I do like how the aftermath was handled rather than the way it was done in books two, three and four. I do sometimes wonder at the kind of men that were in Carr's life. She seems to be fascinated by strong, domineering and disrespectful brutes. I don't understand [...]

    2. A fabulous book about the lovely Priscilla Eversleigh. Daughter of Arabella and Carlton Eversleigh. Her father wanted a son and paid little attention to her. She sought men out early in life and when a young man comes along that is wanted by the government she and her brother hide him so they can get him to safety with her cousins mother. Once the young man is safe at Harriet's (the cousins mom) Harriet invites Priscilla to her home to visit the young man. They are deep in love and plan their ma [...]

    3. One of my absolute favorites of this series. I have re-read it countless times. First discovered these books as a young teenager and instantly fell in love. The love I have of these books is completely related to the fact that these were my first grown up books I was actually allowed to read (my Grandma loaned them to me behind my folks' back - yeah Grandma!)

    4. Another great book in the series with Harriet Main getting involved in the lives of the central characters. Plenty of historical facts interwoven into the plot, and I love young love. All of the characters are interesting and the villains are just as they should be-despicable.

    5. Love Child, Philippa Carr (pseudonym of Mrs. Eleanor Hibbert, and other pseudonyms include Victoria Holt and Jean Plaidy), HB-B, @ 1978, 1987. Historical fiction set in Restoration England about Charles II and James. Okay.

    6. I am rereading these books, and they all fit together so I want to read them all. I like the suspense, intrigue and romance in these books, and getting to know a little more about England, too.

    7. Another book I stole from my mom's library as a teen. Now out of print. This was my first romance/historical fiction book.

    8. Priscllla Eversleigh gets PG from Joscelyn Frinton after one night on an isolated island. OK. So her vivid Aunt Harriet takes her to Italy where she gives birth and Harriet cones back claiming the baby (Carlotta) is hers. OK. Then there's Titus Oakes and the Popish Plot, who / which figures throughout the book, and Priscella's father, Carleton, is involved. Cristabel, the illegitimate daughter of Priscella's father, marries Thomas Willarby, and has a son, Thomas. There is a horrible letch, Beauv [...]

    9. I can usually tell if I love a book by whether I would read it again - so far, none of these "Daughters of England" books are any that I would read over.d yet I keep reading them! Philippa Carr has a beautiful writing style and I do love to learn about the history going on during the different time periods but so many of the characters are not likeable to me. I'm not a fan of Harriet Main - I think she is incredibly manipulative - and I practically cheered when Beaumont Granville was no longer i [...]

    10. Didn't think this was as good as it could've been. Like many works by this author, under various pen names, she tends to set up engaging scenarios and build suspense, but doesn't make the most of the conflicts or climaxes.The plot itself is fine but feels underplayed. There's potential for better things.I liked the characters though none especially stood out.

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