The Child from the Sea Author:Elizabeth Goudge The Child From the Sea tells the rich, turbulent tale of Lucy Walter, secret wife of Charles II, and mistress-despite-herself to a gallant and reckless Irish nobleman in exile. It is a story filled with the passions and adventure of an age of glory and squalor, nobility and depravity, courage and betrayal. It is s drama that ranges from an isol... more »ated castle in Wales, to the pomp and ceremony of London, to the glitter, intrigue and license of Paris. Above all, it is an intensely moving, unforgettable portrayal of a woman as proud as she was beautiful, whose untamed heart was torn between two men and whose lovely body and shining spirit tipped the scales of history.« less
This is a wonderful historical fiction by Elizabeth Goudge. She has a way of bringing you right into the story. Her characters are alive and her descriptions are exquisite. It is a great book when you know you will have a long time to read, a trip, a cruise, etc. Still, at the end you will wish that it was longer. That is how I feel with all of her books.