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Subject: The Greatest Knight - Chapters 31 - Epilogue
Date Posted: 6/26/2010 7:51 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/2/2010 7:24 PM ET
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I just finished reading The Wedding Night chapter.  You have to love this guy!

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 11:46 PM ET
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Yup!!! She writes such touching love scenes.

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 5:53 AM ET
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I love the story about her husband being her *research assistant*.

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 8:41 AM ET
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Is that what the kids are calling it nowdays?  wink

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 9:00 AM ET
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Lol! I forget the exact story but there was some joke about her love scenes and when she met a publisher/agent something like that at one time and introduced DH that person said he must be her research assistant.

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 9:10 AM ET
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I've been in love since about page 30!

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 9:12 AM ET
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You and me both, Christa! 

You are right about how EC describes everyday situations, and you know exactly how the character feels.  She wrote a scene with Isabelle riding a horse all day, while having terrible cramps (the flux, you know) and I thought, "Oh yeah...that would be miserable!!"

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 10:15 PM ET
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Aaaaahhhhh.....I finished.  I'm spoiled.  What in the world will I read next?

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 8:10 AM ET
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That's the Chadwick problem. Not much else will do after a ride like that.

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 8:14 AM ET
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That's why I stopped at Chapter 38 and didn't read all day yesterday!  Well, that and dh and I installed a new storm door, then had a pleasant late afternoon/evening just talking, drinking wine, and enjoying ourselves! OH, and we watched "The Lion in Winter" with Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn.  Odd movie.  I liked it and I didn't.  But Hepburn was great...

Date Posted: 7/4/2010 9:48 AM ET
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Ok.

I finished it.  Sigh.

Just what I needed, another favorite author....

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 11:06 AM ET
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I made it to the finish line!  Yay!

I found this book thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining, and very satisfying in the way Chadwick balanced historical fact with fiction.  And the romanctic love story of Marshall and Isabelle was the icing on the cake!  Yum!

If anyone is interested in what happened to their children and grandchildren, I found this website that goes into some detail about them:

Marshall's Children

Thanks Christa!

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 2:06 PM ET
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Thanks for that. When you get to To Defy A King, that is about William's daughter Mahelt who married Huge Bigod. Eventually Mahelt was the "last of the line" and the Marshal's rod ended up years later with the latest Norfolks - those Tudor ones. I think I read on Wik that the family still holds it to this day.

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 1:48 PM ET
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yes Glad you enjoyed it.  I'm looking forward to continuing this series of the Marshalls. 

Thanks for sharing that tidbit, Cathy. And it says in Wiki, under Isabel de Clare, that Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour are descendants of the Marshalls.  So Elizabeth has a touch of William and Isabelle in her,  too.  I thought that very cool!