Wideacre - Wideacre, Bk 1 Author:Philippa Gregory Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her family name and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral heritage. Seduction, betrayal, even murder -- Beatrice's passion is without apolog... more »y or conscience. "She is a Lacey of Wideacre," her father warns, "and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting." Yet even as Beatrice's scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans... and her capacity for evil.« less
I read only part of this book. The leading character of Wideacre by the time she is 18, has become a twisted kind of individual, in my opinion. As there is incest written about in the first quarter of the book, I chose not to read the rest.
The writing is superb, I just didn't like the inclusion of quite a bit of sexual matters, which are discussed in too much detail for me.