Virgin Earth: A Novel (Earthly Joys, Book 2) by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

As England descends into civil struggle, John Tradescant the more youthful, gardener to King Charles I, unearths his loyalties in query, his prestige an ever-growing hazard to his relations. Fearing royal defeat and decided to prevent serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his ardour for botany. basically the local American peoples comprehend the woodland, and John is interested in their lifestyle simply as they arrive into deadly clash with the colonial settlers. Torn among his loyalty to his nation and relatives and his love for a Powhatan lady who embodies the liberty he seeks, John has to discover himself ahead of he's ready to decide on his course within the virgin land.
In this spell binding, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening wisdom with a haunting love tale that spans continents and cultures, making Virgin Earth a journey de strength of progressive politics and passionate characters.

Show description

By Philippa Gregory

As England descends into civil struggle, John Tradescant the more youthful, gardener to King Charles I, unearths his loyalties in query, his prestige an ever-growing hazard to his relations. Fearing royal defeat and decided to prevent serving the rebels, John escapes to the royalist colony of Virginia, a land bursting with fertility that stirs his ardour for botany. basically the local American peoples comprehend the woodland, and John is interested in their lifestyle simply as they arrive into deadly clash with the colonial settlers. Torn among his loyalty to his nation and relatives and his love for a Powhatan lady who embodies the liberty he seeks, John has to discover himself ahead of he's ready to decide on his course within the virgin land.
In this spell binding, freestanding sequel to Earthly Joys, Gregory combines a wealth of gardening wisdom with a haunting love tale that spans continents and cultures, making Virgin Earth a journey de strength of progressive politics and passionate characters.

Show description

Read Online or Download Virgin Earth: A Novel (Earthly Joys, Book 2) PDF

Best historical fiction books

The Chef's Apprentice: A Novel

This . mobi used to be famous as retail on What.

In an international of violence and intrigue, who guards the reality?
It is 1498, sunrise of the Renaissance, and Venice teems with rumors approximately an historical e-book believed to carry the secrets and techniques of power—alchemy, love, or even immortality. a few will cease at not anything to discover it; others will die to guard it. As intrigue grips Her so much Serene Republic, Luciano, a light-fingered, streetwise orphan, will get stuck up within the insanity. The doge’s enigmatic chef takes him into the palace kitchen as an apprentice, the place he's initiated into the chef’s deliciously mysterious world—itself alive with harmful secrets and techniques. After Luciano witnesses an inexplicable homicide, he embarks on a deadly trip to discover the reality. What he discovers will try his loyalty, convey him the darkish aspect of men’s souls, and threaten his love for an audacious convent lady. however it also will swing open the shutters of his brain, and depart an indelible mark on his soul.
A luminous and seductive novel, The Chef ’s Apprentice is, at its middle, a high-spirited tribute to the end result of data and the intense strength of these who carry its key. In an international of violence and intrigue, who guards the reality?

Double Talk

A love tale in reverse.

Double speak tells the tale of Violet Budd and Brian (Baby) strength, characters fleeing from their earlier. Brian is ambling after an immigrant's dream, and Violet is eager to ditch her middle-class origins for whatever extra earthy and bohemian. Their opposite social and geographical flight paths intersect in St. John's, Newfoundland, within the early Nineteen Eighties, the place, for a time, they locate love, intercourse and a secure haven in every one other.

No happy-ever-after tale, double speak follows Violet and Brian over a fourteen-year interval, because the traditional pressures of lifestyles convey to the skin the various ameliorations that exist among them. double speak is a coming-of-age novel, a love tale and an exam of social category and its mysterious codes.

American Romantic

Harry Sanders is a tender international provider officer in Nineteen Sixties Indochina whilst a deadly and clandestine assembly with insurgents-ending in quiet disaster-and a short yet passionate come across with Sieglinde, a tender German girl, adjust the process his life.

Absorbing the effect of his misstep, Harry returns in short to Washington prior to eventual assignments in Africa, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. He marries the pleasing may possibly, who's fleeing her family disappointments in tired top New England and seeking out an break out into Harry's diplomatic existence. at the floor, they seem to be a good-looking, winning couple-but the reminiscence of Sieglinde persists in Harry's suggestions, and should has her personal secrets and techniques too. As Harry navigates the more and more treacherous waters of international relations in an age of interminable clash, he additionally attempts to bridge the distances among himself and the 2 captivating ladies who've selected to like him.

Ward simply, returning to his trademark territory of Forgetfulness and the elements in Berlin, can provide an completely compelling tale of usa citizens attempting to run the area, but failing to grasp their lives.

The Merchant's Partner (Knights Templar Mystery, Book 2)

While the mutilated physique of midwife and healer Agatha Kyteler is stumbled on in a hedge one frozen wintry morning, it in the beginning seems to be the inability of clues will render the crime unsolvable -- until eventually a worried neighborhood early life inexplicably flees his village and a hue and cry is raised. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, as soon as a Knight Templar, besides the fact that, has doubts concerning the boy's guilt, and enlists pal and bailiff of Lydford citadel, Simon Puttock, in search of a assassin.

Additional info for Virgin Earth: A Novel (Earthly Joys, Book 2)

Example text

Als er sich umdrehte, stand da, wo eben noch Andrusch gestanden hatte, ein feister Ochsenrotbunt, mit glattem Fell, der ihn freundlich anglotzte. « sagte Krabat und rieb sich die Augen. Tonda war plötzlich auch weg. An seinem Platz stand ein altes wendisches Bäuerlein, Bastschuhe an den Füßen, die Leinenhosen vom Knöchel aufwärts mit Riemen verschnürt, einen Strick um den Kittel, die Mütze speckig, den Pelzrand kahl gewetzt. « sagte Krabat zum zweiten Mal; da klopfte ihm wer auf die Schulter und lachte.

Die Burschen brachten sie schubkarrenweise zum Wagen, wo Juro sie auf das Fuhrwerk umpackte. « und die Ochsen zockelten los, gemächlich der Mühle zu. - 63 - Die Zeit bis zu Juros Rückkehr verwendeten Tonda, Staschko und Krabat darauf, den im Sommer gestochenen Torf in den Schuppen zu bringen und einzuschließen. Sie brauchten sich nicht zu beeilen damit und das brachte den Jungen auf einen Gedanken. Er fragte den Altgesellen und Staschko, ob sie es ihm erlauben würden, für kurze Zeit wegzugehen.

Er lauschte nur - lauschte zum Dorf hinüber und war wie verzaubert. Tonda schob einen Ast in die Glut. »Ich hatte ein Mädchen lieb«, sagte er. »Worschula war ihr Name. Nun liegt sie seit einem halben Jahr auf dem Friedhof von Seidewinkel: ich hab ihr kein Glück gebracht. - Du mußt wissen, daß keiner von uns auf der Mühle den Mädchen Glück bringt. Ich weiß nicht, woran das liegt und ich will dir auch keine Angst machen. Solltest du aber jemals ein Mädchen lieb haben, Krabat, dann laß dir's nicht anmerken.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 29 votes