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Rosemary Hawley Jarman

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Post by Michelle2 » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:40 pm

Anyone ever read anything by this author? I've just ordered The King's Grey Mare, Crown in Candlelight, and We Speak No Treason II from Amazon. i was intrigued by the synopses of the books but haven't found anyone I know who has read them.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:55 pm

[quote=""Michelle2""]Anyone ever read anything by this author? I've just ordered The King's Grey Mare, Crown in Candlelight, and We Speak No Treason II from Amazon. i was intrigued by the synopses of the books but haven't found anyone I know who has read them.[/quote]

I've tried reading these but I found her prose style very offputting. Some find it lyrical; I found it purple.
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 18th, 2008, 9:40 pm

I'm waiting for The King's Gray Mare to come in from the library and that's going to be my last shot at her. I tried the We Speak No Treason books, I like the first one about the brown maid and the second with the fool's viewpoint but I finally lost interest and bailed in the third one the keen sighted man or what ever it is. I tried Crown in Candlelight also but I lost interest when she took the story to Wales (lord knows, I love stories in Wales). I will admit that I had other books claiming my attention at that time.

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Post by cw gortner » Sat October 18th, 2008, 10:23 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I've tried reading these but I found her prose style very offputting. Some find it lyrical; I found it purple.[/quote]

Jarman's writing style is a bit old-fashioned, especially compared to today's style. That said, I did enjoy Crown in Candlelight. I liked The King's Grey Mare, too, just not as much -- she does do some interesting things with Elizabeth Woodville. I haven't read We Speak No Treason, though I have it.
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Post by Michelle2 » Sun October 19th, 2008, 4:14 am

Hmmm....maybe I should have asked before I ordered the books! will let you know what I think!

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Post by eclecticreader10 » Sun October 19th, 2008, 4:46 am

I read King's Grey Mare about about 35 years ago and loved it. It was a real introduction to HF. I recently bought 3 of her books at library UBS for $1 each.

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Post by Aneca » Sun October 19th, 2008, 3:11 pm

I started We Speak No Treason last week but got distracted and started something else. I must try again...

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Post by Tanzanite » Sun October 19th, 2008, 9:59 pm

I have 4 of her books but have only read We Speak No Treason. I liked parts of it but overall, just thought it was OK.

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Post by nona » Fri December 26th, 2008, 7:54 pm

I have to confess that EC mentioned that she liked Crown in the Candlelight and I immediately ordered it from amazon. I had a hard time getting into it but I think it was the fact that I had alot going on so I don't think it was the book and it finished rather well. I have since bought the Kings Grey Mare, We Speak no Treason and We Speak no Treason II, I have not yet read them. I like her style, sometimes you run across a refreshing and new style or at least one you have not had the pleasure of reading in awhile and hers is that for me.

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Post by love_uk » Mon August 31st, 2009, 6:20 am

Read Crown in Candlelight many years ago & enjoyed it a lot - it was the 1st time I'd ever heard of Owen Tudor - and now that I know so much more about Henry V, think I'd like to read it again.
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