Phillipa de Beauchamp, as impulsive as she is beautiful, flees her father's castle when she hears she's to be wed to the repellent Baron de Bridgport. But her daring escape in a wool wagon quickly becomes a misadventure and she winds up in the arms of Dienwald de Fortenberry, a rogue as smooth and bold as Aquitaine wine. Soon Philippa finds herself a prisoner at Dienwald's castle, where there are mysteries to be solved, villians to be bested, and a stubborn man's heart to be won. You'll also meet old friends, Graelam and Kassia de Moreton, from Fire Sone, as well as the Kind of England, who is closer to Plilippa than she could ever imagine.
Veteran romancer Coulter ( Fire Song ) again blends likable characters and mildly unorthodox (by the standards of the genre) eroticism with overwhelming coincidence and a dash of humor. This romp in 13th-century England should entertain her fans. When Philippa de Beauchamp hears that she is to marry William de Bridgport, "a fat old man with no teeth, and a paunch," she flees from home--buried in a load of dirty, raw wool on its way to market. Bad turns to worse when Dienwald de Fortenberry, the desperately poor but spirited "Rogue of Cornwall," seizes the wool shipment and Philippa becomes his prisoner. The young woman's spinning and weaving skills, as well as her ability to read and calculate, soon earn her the household's esteem and the position of steward, while her beauty and strong streak of sheer devilment capture Dienwald's affection, as he earns hers. Yet their happiness is threatened when Sir Walter de Grasse, Dienwald's greatest enemy, learns a secret about Philippa's past, a secret that not even she knows but that can change both her and Dienwald's future.
Philippa de Beauchamp, as impulsive as she was beautiful, fled her father's castle when she heard she was to wed the repellant Baron de Bridgeport. But her daring escape in a wool wagon became a misadventure when she landed in the arms of Dienwald de Fortenberry, a rogue as smooth and bold as Aquitaine wine. Soon Philippa found herself a prisoner at Dienwald's castle - a place where there were mysteries to be solved, villains to be bested, and a very stubborn man's heart to be won. Earth Song is terrific reading!
A very enjoyable, light-hearted read, especially if you like historic type novels of this period. Good humor!
Philippa sneaks out of the castle under furs when she hears that her father plans her wedding. She ends up sick from hiding under the furs. She will not reveal who she is or why she was hiding
Philippa as impulsive as she is beautiful, flees her fathers castle when she hears she is to be wed to the repellent Baron. Her daring escape in a wool wagonquickly becomes a misadventure, and she winds up in the arms of Dienwald, a rogue as smooth and bold as Aquitaine wine. Soon Philippa finds herself a prisoner at Dienwalds castle, where there are mysteries to be solved, Villains to be bested, and a stubborn man's heart to win.
Philippa de Beauchamp, bastard of the King of England, flees her father's castle when she hears she's to be married to the revolting Baron de Bridgport. Her escape in a wool wagon becomes a disaster when she winds up at catle St. Erth whose owner, Dienwald de Fortenberry, is a rogue, smooth and bold as Aquitaine wine and poor as a church mouse. Philippa, who is as tall as he is and so beautiful it makes his teeth ache, refusing to tell him who she is. Villians to dispatch, mysteries to solve, and a little boy for her to win over. Lots of laughter in this book and excitement. Setting = 1275 England
Third in the "song" series.
You do not need to read it order, but it helps a little. The book was ok.
Catherine Coulter is a fantastic author when it comes to spinning magical tales of historicaL romance. I love her "Song" series and this is the Earth Song book of that series. It captures the reader with its memorable characters, humor, and a wonderful storyline. A real page turner! Oh, and note to the buyer..my book is the same book but has a different orange cover.
Second in the series, I liked this one better than Fire Song. Phillipa de Beauchamp is a stronger character than Kassie from Fire Song, and the book was more enjoyable because of it. Phillipa's responses to Dienwald's actions were those of a woman who fights for what she wants, which made the story lighthearted and funny.
book cover different than shown