De Bohun’s Destiny


The Meonbridge chronicles #3
Synopsis
How can you uphold a lie when you know it might destroy your family?

It is 1356, seven years since the Black Death ravaged Meonbridge, turning society upside down. Margaret, Lady de Bohun, is horrified when her husband lies about their grandson Dickon’s entitlement to inherit Meonbridge. She knows that Richard lied for the very best of reasons – to safeguard his family and its future – but lying is a sin. Yet she has no option but to maintain her husband’s falsehood…
Margaret’s companion, Matilda Fletcher, decides that the truth about young Dickon’s birth really must be told, if only to Thorkell Boune, the man she’s set her heart on winning. But Matilda’s “honesty” serves only her own interests, and she’s oblivious to the potential for disaster.
For Thorkell won’t scruple to pursue exactly what he wants, by whatever means are necessary, no matter who or what gets in his way…

If you enjoy well-researched, immersive historical fiction, with strong female characterisation and a real sense of authenticity, you’ll love De Bohun’s Destiny, the third Meonbridge Chronicle, set in the mid-14th century, in the turbulent and challenging years that followed the social devastation wrought by the Black Death. Discover for yourself if, in Meonbridge, it is Margaret or Matilda, right or might, truth or falsehood, that wins the day…

Review De Bohun’s Destiny by Fany van Hemelen:
What a well-researched and impressive historical book!

De Bohun’s Destiny is the third installment in the Meonbridge Chronicles.

This is a historical novel set in the fourteenth century . In a rural village their is the Bohun family. Sir Richard, a respected lord and his family struggle to keep what they have, when the evil Sir Morys Bounce and his siblings try to claim their inheritance by fair means or bad actions.

Even you can read this book perfectly as a standalone what I did , I would recommend you read the previous books to.
Now sometimes, I would like to had more background information but yet all books are about new key players so it is okay to read it apart from the series. Even though some characters came from another book so for me it had been more interesting when I had more information.

Nevertheless this is a book I really did enjoy because the people feel real and I loved the characterisation and the showing of the medieval life. I got started reading and didn’t stop anymore because this was such an engrossing tale.

Carolyn Hughes has the talent to bring me back in time and to understand why some personages act like they did. Back in time, things were different with other challenges and plans. I get to know the difficulties of living in this time and the habits and daily life.
The beauty of this novel is not alone the research the author did, but indeed it is the way how she is making history alive with her subtle and lovely writing style and vivid people.

De Bohun’s Destiny is a very well detailed and alluring historical novel with complex and intriguing personalities!

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Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes was born in London, but has lived most of her life in Hampshire. After completing a degree in Classics and English, she started her working life as a computer programmer, in those days a very new profession. But it was when she discovered technical authoring that she knew she had found her vocation. She spent the next few decades writing and editing all sorts of material, some fascinating, some dull, for a wide variety of clients, including an international hotel group, medical instrument manufacturers and the government.
She has written creatively for most of her adult life, but it was not until her children grew up and flew the nest several years ago that writing historical fiction took centre stage in her life. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Portsmouth University and a PhD from the University of Southampton.
De Bohun’s Destiny is the third novel in the Meonbridge Chronicles series. A fourth novel is under way.

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★★★★
Titel: De Bohun’s Destiny | Auteur: Carolyn Hughes | Uitgeverij: | Categorie: Historische roman | Uitvoering: E-book |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 12-05-2019 | Prijs: $5.17 | Bestellen

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