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#BookReview ~ COUNTERPOINT: Theo, Earl of Suffolk: The Lydiard Chronicles 1603-1630 by Elizabeth St. John #HistoricalFiction @ElizStJohn
Theo, Earl of
The Lydiard Chronicles 1603-1630
By Elizabeth St. John
Theo Howard, Earl of Suffolk
is torn. Betrothed to a child to satisfy his family dynasty, he longs for the
freedom to make his own choice. And when he attends a lavish party at his
family's newly-restored palace, he is immediately attracted to Lucy, a
beautiful young lavender-seller. But in this enchanted world of Shakespeare's
Midsummer's Night Dream, all is not as it appears. Theo's headstrong sister
Frances is determined to sabotage her own arranged marriage, and aided by the
cunning of Frances and her friend Barbara St.John, perhaps Theo can find his
own path to happiness and true love.
Coffee Pot Book Club Review
“Love looks not
with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
A Midsummer Nights Dream By William Shakespeare
A word Theo Howard, Earl of Suffolk, understands all too well.It is a good match. It is good for the
family. But Theo is less than enthusiastic about being betrothed to a child
that is only six years of age.
tries not to dwell too much on his future, he meets a young lady whose innocent
is alluring, but whose quick wit hints at an intelligent mind. He cannot help
but fall for her. If only....
Theo, Earl of Suffolk: The Lydiard Chronicles 1603-1630 by Elizabeth St. John
is a short and sweet story that swept me away to another time.
elegant prose and characters that will linger in the memory, this is a story
not to be missed!
was brought up in England and lives in California. To inform her writing, she
has tracked down family papers and residences from Nottingham Castle, Lydiard
Park, and Castle Fonmon to the Tower of London. Although the family sold a few
castles and country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going
these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them - in the form of portraits,
memoirs, and gardens that carry their imprint. And the occasional ghost. But
that's a different story...
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