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Afton of Margate Castle

Afton of Margate Castle Best Read || [Angela Elwell Hunt] - Afton of Margate Castle, Afton of Margate Castle In this tale of medieval lords and serfs a peasant girl is taken from her family to be raised as the earl s daughter an account of adventure romance and struggle to survive desperate times Beautifu

  • Title: Afton of Margate Castle
  • Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
  • ISBN: 9780842312226
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback

Afton of Margate Castle Best Read || [Angela Elwell Hunt], Afton of Margate Castle, Angela Elwell Hunt, Afton of Margate Castle In this tale of medieval lords and serfs a peasant girl is taken from her family to be raised as the earl s daughter an account of adventure romance and struggle to survive desperate times Beautiful headstrong Afton is taken from her parents at an early age and raised in the castle a companion to the Earl s daughter Schooled in the ways of kings and surrounded byIn thi Afton of Margate Castle Best Read || [Angela Elwell Hunt] - Afton of Margate Castle, Afton of Margate Castle In this tale of medieval lords and serfs a peasant girl is taken from her family to be raised as the earl s daughter an account of adventure romance and struggle to survive desperate times Beautifu

  • Afton of Margate Castle Best Read || [Angela Elwell Hunt]
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About "Angela Elwell Hunt"

  1. Angela Elwell Hunt

    Christy Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author With over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best selling author of than 100 works ranging from picture books The Tale of Three Trees to novels.Now that her two children have reached their thirties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second largest canine in America Their dog received this dubious honor after an all expenses paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, and just about everything except sports Books, she says, have always shaped her life in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine s Book of the Year Award In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.In 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree and completed her second doctorate in 2015 When she s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers conferences And to talk about her dogs, of course.

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  1. First thing that determined how I d hated this book beauty is considered golden had and gray eyes dark hair is diminished in this book as well as the use of the word Negroes which I hardly think was used during that period Then we have small children with mature minds with thoughts far exceeding that of a hopeless romantic adult At nine years old the main character is speaking as if she s a 16yr old love struck girl The reality escapes me when you have a 13yr old marrying a 50 yr old which a cu [...]


  2. There was a decent story in this novel, but I fear it was wrapped or so thoroughly in the negatives that I could not enjoy it It was possible to sympathise with the characters, at least at first, but the device of throwing every possible ill circumstance conceivable and some inconceivable at the characters for as long as possible, seemed to be to become stretched and predictable after a while To me, some of the motivations of the characters and situations also seemed a little far fetched somethi [...]


  3. This is a review of the 4th ed release of the book I had read this story in junior high school after reading the second book in the series While it didn t leave as much as an impact on me as The Troubadour s Quest had, I did love it enough to remember it until now On a whim, I bought the series and decided to reread them to see if they were as good as junior high school me thought they were I was not disappointed Reading this story now as an adult, I can appreciate the historical accuracies of t [...]


  4. This book has a fabulous historic worldd a dreadful plot I loved the detail into the medieval world, but spent the last half of the book wanting to smack the characters for being dumb Their decisions could have been fleshed out much better, as could the two romance protagonists relationship to each other We know they love each other, but we don t really have any good idea why, since they seem to barely know each other.If it s really a love that can endure literal decades of separation, the reade [...]


  5. This was an amazing book I have loved the other books I ve read by Angela Hunt, and have always been amazed at how she writes a story This book did not disappoint It was one of those that I couldn t wait to get back to when I had to put it down It was set in medieval England, a setting I m not so familiar with, and was most excellently written I highly recommend it and can t wait to read the others in the series.


  6. I love this book It s slow, it s sweet, sometimes I don t remember why I love it so much but I always will The story is about two people who fall in love and get separated and their journey to get back together Some terrible things happen and some wonderful things happen but I guess what I still love is the message that love can endure that long For me it s a hopeful story of two people who never give up No one else in the world may like this book but I love it


  7. My sister brought this home from the library As always I glanced through the books to see if any interested me, when I came across this one.From the first page I was trapped in the world and never put the book down Amazing



  8. The romance is very light The 1st part of the book 1 3 or so is focused on the heroine s childhood Thereafter as a adult there is no falling in love story which is usually the part that I enjoy most when well written It s a how do they get together Flipped over quite a bit of the story It s also rather dark.


  9. I really enjoyed this epic tale set in medieval England It was full of unrequited love, adventure, tragedy, friendship, angst, honor, treachery, battles, losses and finally victory and happiness, though it was hard won, not without its own loss, and not wrapped up as tidily as I d wished But it sure made for an interesting story with an ending that satisfied me I loved the medieval settings this is my favorite time period The author clearly did her research on the people, places, customs, and so [...]


  10. Storytelling at it s bestI have a list of writers now including Angela Hunt who I deeply respect for their skill at their craft I am not moved by what awards they might have, but by how they move me as a reader I was won over by Ms Hunt s book Doesn t She Look Natural which led me here This book I set it down twice, thinking I did not like it, but inevitably picked it up again, finishing within the day I started it Reading the last lines, I literally had chills run up then down my back That neve [...]


  11. A lot of people have a special book that they claim changed their life The only book to have changed my life thus far is God s Word However, there are books that I have come across, few and far between, that have changed my perspective This is, without a doubt, one of those books I read it in three days because I had to find out what would happen to the characters next I didn t want to know what would happen to them next, but I had to know Hunt doesn t leave anything out The suffering and evil t [...]


  12. This book has a fabulous historic worldd a dreadful plot I loved the detail into the medieval world, but spent the last half of the book wanting to smack the characters for being dumb Their decisions could have been fleshed out much better, as could the two romance protagonists relationship to each other We know they love each other, but we don t really have any good idea why, since they seem to barely know each other.If it s really a love that can endure literal decades of separation, the reade [...]


  13. Overall, I loved the rich historical setting and Angela s obvious research to be faithful to the era.Occasionally the plot felt forced or awkwardly advanced, like the section about Agnelet where the chapter opens, The next two years passed smoothly at the convent The rest of the paragraph doesn t actually support that statement well, and considering Hunt s generally lush writing style, phrases like these felt glaringly pedestrian Another reviewer expressed frustration with the last half of the b [...]


  14. 2.5 starsWriting quality and research for this book were well done, which bumped this from a 1 star to a 2 star for me The ending brought resolution and some redemption, that bumped it to 2.5 for me The story itself I just personally disliked Immensely I probably should ve stopped reading, but I kept thinking it couldn t get any worse I was wrong on that count time and again For those who don t mind reading tragic and twisted things that may be true to the historical period, don t hesitate to re [...]


  15. I enjoyed this read The year 1119 AD, and Afton is a villein born to the estate of Lord Perceval of Margate She is beautiful of course and young Calhoun of Margate falls for her at the young age of 9 or 10 She is subsequently given to the Lord and Lady Percival as a companion for their daughter in replacement for a dead ewe owed to the Lord in tribute The tale follows these star crossed lovers as he becomes a Knight and travels to the crusades It s full of great descriptions and well researched [...]


  16. I like the story It drags a bit when Calhaun and Full are together Calhoun is totally lacking in personality.Not really believable that everything could go wrong for Acton.She s present at the death of her daughter in the convent but doesn t know her Then her son turns out like his evil father Hard to believe the Earl and the first son could be so easily manipulated by Endeline Her evil plots and schemes work out too perfectly.Again, it seems no one cares about typos, or use of wrong words in th [...]


  17. I vaguely think i may have read this book years ago as it seemed somewhat familiar to me.The story is well researched but its hard to imagine a nine year old girl having romantic feelings for someone Children had to grow up fast because it is just hard to imagine dying at forty five from old age Life was full of tragedies back in the middle ages and this story brings that out clearly All that blood and gore in the name of religion was rather sickening Anyway, I am happy to say that everything tu [...]


  18. I love historical stories and romances but I hate to be reminded ofa time when women were valued mostly as a childbearing tool.This novel was very well written and, though full of intense violence,was unfortunately a story of the ups and downs of many people s lives.I hated the reality of results from vain, foolish choices, the wickedness thatare in many upon earth, how evil often prevails, and the injustices thatoften occur There is romance, action, adventure, loyalty and betrayal all portrayed [...]


  19. Only having a general knowledge of this time period in history, I wasn t certain how well I would like this book Ms Hunt does not disappoint in the tale of Afton, a very young and lovely villein who is torn from her family to be reared in the castle, and Calhoun, the handsome and chivalrous son of the earl Torn apart by social class and the whims of Calhoun s mother, Endeline, this story of love and loss, of evil and forgiveness, is a page turner from start to finish.


  20. Class status in 12th century England is rigidly defined from the king down to the lowest villein and few are upwardly mobile unless the king or a noble grant it as a reward for special service Afton is born a villein and raised in a noble household as a companion to the daughter of the lord and lady She learns all the womanly arts but is reminded of her rightful position in life.No sexViolent acts are mentioned but not graphic


  21. Warning this is a very intense, violent, brutal and depressing book A very intense book I picked this book, thinking it was a romance novel, but it wasn t If you like reading about ancient history, you might like this book I like reading about this period, but I had to put it down because it got to be to much Slavery books, violence against women and babies too muchThis author is a good writer, she made the story come alive But I m not going to read any of her books,


  22. How many times have I heard Never judge a book by it s cover t that s exactly what I did with this gem It s been sitting on my Kindle waiting now for I do not know how long There was just something about the cover that didn t draw me in Finally I decided to give it a try and I am so pleased that I did It is a slow moving read , but worth every minute I may have to check out the others in this series.I hope they have interesting covers


  23. Happy endingI enjoyed reading the book even though it was very long I liked that the story was finished in one book One forgets how families lived and how early they were forced to be adults This book was an intimate look into a family who suffered much Afton was a great main character and everything worked out for everyone I love happy endings.


  24. Wow this book was all over the place I cried and felt remorse at times and also felt sympathy and enjoyment This book showed social class and cruelty even when intentions were good This book is not for the faint of hearts nor is it a happy light read I liked the story myself but it is not for everyone.


  25. Loved reading this epic tale set in medieval England It was full of unrequited love, adventure, tragedy, friendship, angst, honor, treachery, battles, losses and finally victory and happiness, though it was hard won, not without its own loss, and not wrapped up tidily I loved the medieval settings and learned much about the times back then Fascinating and a joy to read.


  26. This book is well written and I like that things don t just easily work out for the characters It does seem a bit long in places I also learned some things about the Crusades that I didn t know I enjoyed the book, but I don t think enough to bother buying the rest in the series If they came up free on Kindle, I d get them though.


  27. Loved, loved this book The characters were so well developed each with their own strengths and flaws I was sucked in from page one and kept the midnight oil burning as I was eager to turn the next page.


  28. A tale of a young girl who is given to royalty to be raiseda story of love, trials and tribulations for both Afton and her childhood sweetheart The ending wasn t a total surprise but I really enjoyed reading this


  29. This is one of the worst books I have ever read and I have read A LOT It was so disturbing that, even though I read it as a kid nearly 20 years ago, I am STILL disturbed by parts of the book Awful, awful, awful


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