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Virgin Earth - Philippa Gregory
Virgin Earth
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As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land... show more
As England descends into civil war, John Tradescant the Younger, gardener to King Charles I, finds his loyalties in question, his status an ever-growing danger to his family. Fearing royal defeat and determined to avoid serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his passion for botany. Only the native American peoples understand the forest, and John is drawn to their way of life just as they come into fatal conflict with the colonial settlers. Torn between his loyalty to his country and family and his love for a Powhatan girl who embodies the freedom he seeks, John has to find himself before he is prepared to choose his direction in the virgin land. In this enthralling, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening knowledge with a haunting love story that spans two continents and two cultures, making Virgin Earth a tour de force of revolutionary politics and passionate characters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743272537 (0743272536)
ASIN: 743272536
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 661
Edition language: English
Series: Earthly Joys (#2)
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Wyvernfriend Reads
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2.0 Virgin Earth
I just couldn't get into this book so I returned it to the library.
Bettie's Books
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3.0
Ooops - who knew this is the second book!? *shrugs* Won't be the first time I have flung myself into the middle of something. The hook here for me is that it mentions a gardener, that coupled with a period piece should just about have me set, d'ya fink?WINTER 1638, AT SEAHe woke to the sound of the ...
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