Alethea

  • Title: Alethea
  • Author: Pamela Belle
  • ISBN: 9780425083970
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alethea This book takes place post civil war during the reign of King Charles II after regaining the throne The main characters are still part of the Heron family and though this book is a romance there a
    This book takes place post civil war, during the reign of King Charles II, after regaining the throne The main characters are still part of the Heron family, and though this book is a romance, there are many actual events portrayed within The London fire of 1666 is frightfully detailed, giving the readers the sights, sounds, and horrors of that catastrophic event AThis book takes place post civil war, during the reign of King Charles II, after regaining the throne The main characters are still part of the Heron family, and though this book is a romance, there are many actual events portrayed within The London fire of 1666 is frightfully detailed, giving the readers the sights, sounds, and horrors of that catastrophic event Another wonderful thread in the book, John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester , renowned satirical poet and rake of the time, is woven into the story line as Alathea s lover This is a great book, especially with Alathea making her way in a man s world as a portrait artist.

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    About Pamela Belle


    1. Belle, who also writes contemporary fiction as Alice Marlow, always wanted to be an author As a child the books she read were adventure stories like Treasure Island, Swallows and s, and the novels of John Buchan and CS Forester She wrote her first book at the age of twelve and having visited the site of a lovely Elizabethan manor house called Rushbrooke and observing the bare, moated island which was all that was left, she wanted to bring Rushbrooke back and chose to do so in print.Over the next few years The Epic , as it became known, grew and grew Belle drew up a huge family tree and a plan of the house very like Rushbrooke.Married and a teacher of a class of six year olds, she wrote in longhand and, while publishers made encouraging noises, no one was prepared to risk publishing a large book by an unknown author Eventually the agent Vivienne Schuster was wonderfully enthusiastic about it and found a publisher The Moon in the Water and its two sequels were published in the UK and the USA with considerable success Belle gave up teaching in 1985 to spend time researching and writing She plans to write a book about Alfred the Great if she can fit it in between looking after the children, dogs, cats and husband.


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    1. Alethea is the oldest daughter of Thomazine Heron, whose story was told in The Moon in the Water and The Chains of Fate. Her talent for drawing is evident even at the age of eleven and her parents send her to stay with cousins in London where she can train with the famous artist Mary Beale. Once grown Alethea's only desire is to paint and has no wish to marry and lose her independence - but there are three men determined to have her. Her beauty, wit and charm captures the fancy of John Wilmot, E [...]

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    2. And the Heron's saga continues, telling now about Alethea, daughter of Francis and Thomazine Heron. Alethea is a woman ahead of her time since her love for painting as above all her 3 admirers: Kit Drakelon, his half-brother, Jasper Sewell, a quiet country doctor and the infamous John of Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Her first tutor in the art of painting was Mary Beale who immediately recognized Alethea's gift to draw very quickly any portrait of mainly her family in the beginning oh her career. A [...]

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    3. This is the third story in the Heron series & is set during the Restoration period, with the arrival of King Charles the 2nd to the throne and the return of Simon Heron to Goldhayes. Causing Alathea (daughter of Francis and Thomazine Heron - The Moon in the Water and The Chains of Fate books 1 & 2 of the series) and her family, to leave Goldhayes to return back to live at Ashcroft. There, Alathea discovers her talent as an artist and she is sent to live in London, to escape the threateni [...]

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    4. The third in the Herron family series. London fire. More romance than history. There is one more book in this series. Don't have it yet, but hope the author goes back to more of a history slant

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    5. The third book in a trilogy about the Heron family. This one is set during Charles II's reign and could easily be read as a stand alone novel.

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    6. Sometimes I like a book much more after a few years and a second read. This would be one of those books. Since the previous two books centered mainly around Thomazine and Francis Heron, I think part of my problem was picking it up and thinking, "Yes! Time for more Francis!" and then feeling somewhat disappointed to find the book was about their daughter and they weren't in it much at all. (Which was silly of me, really, because the TITLE of the book is Alethea so it only makes sense that Alethea [...]

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    7. Third in the Moon in the Water series -- though this one centers on Francis and Thomazine's willful artist daughter. Alethea moves to London to pursue her art and becmes the lover of John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester. (Yes, THAT Rochester.) Pamela Belle is fantastic at world building -- this is another of those books I can crawl into and live there. I did a paper on Aphra Behn in high school because of this book!

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    8. One of a series of historic fiction that takes place in 17th century England. Out of print and tough to find, but worth the read if you can stumble across it in a used book store. Belle's writing style reflects her penchant for history and romance.

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    9. Didn't quite connect with this book as much as the first two but still a good read

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