Written in their Stars by Elizabeth St. John
Publication Date: November 19, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 384 Pages
Series: The Lydiard Chronicles, Book 3
Genre: Historical Fiction
This was an excellent book! I learned a lot from it. There were things in this book that happened that I never knew about and some of it I was fascinated with especially with family history.
Say for instance I never knew that England had a Civil War. Oh, I know it probably wasn't like ours in the 1800's. But still, there was a lot of tragedy, loss,and plus some very high emotions came out across to me through time.
So there's plenty of drama in this book and some joy as well. Life would certainly be boring without those things.
This book is told from three different main characters' point of view which to me, makes the book that much more interesting.
I like that Elizabeth St. John can make these people come alive in her novels. Her writing is just that good. She made me feel like I was in the book with the characters. I love it when a book can do that.
As I read I could feel from the author that this book was well researched and was a labor of love from her heart.
She's a new to me author by the way. I think that I will read her other books in the future too. Especially since I enjoyed this one so much! I love trying out new authors.
I think the person I most enjoyed was Nan. I loved her daring ways and her strong determination to do what is right.
I love how the author has portrayed Luce and John. And the reason I don't like them, is how the author has made them struggle with their actions throughout life. Including a terrible deed. I'm really not sure how they could function through life and not have a conscious about it. I couldn't imagine doing something that terrible and then have to face my whole life with that. I just couldn't do that.
To me, I feel that they are two faced people. I don't really like people like that. So, in fashion I didn't like these two people.
I also thought that John got every bit that he deserved including his life at Court. And I'm pretty sure that it wasn't easy to please a man like Cromwell.
It's interesting how fast a person can fall out of favor at Court.
Even though we don't have Courts like back then it's still amazing how fast people can fall out of favor with one another. Satan sure does a terrific job of that. We can see him at work in just about every place there is. I believe that Cromwell was such a man. All the evil things he's done.
I think that is interesting that politics really hasn't changed all that much either. They tend to tear families apart even in today's world.
Faith can also tear families apart depending on which side you were on at the time.
But it can also bond a family as well. Again depending which side you're on at time.
I guess you could call 1649 perilous times. They certainly weren't safe because Cromwell it seemed had eyes and ears everywhere!
This book certainly had me on the edge of my seat because I just never knew what might happen when I turned the next page.
I think that a lot of readers will like this book a lot! Now, I'm not just saying that lightly.
I'm sure that historical fans will especially love this. I know I did even though it took me a while to get into the book. After I did, I was glad I read it all the way to the end. It made my afternoon and evening go by fast! I lost some sleep because of it but hey, I didn't want to put it down!
England is like America. It has a lot of history behind it. I love American History but I love England's even more because of all the kings and Queens that ruled it.
It's wonderful to have such a rich history like this. I see why Elizabeth wrote it from her heart.
Makes me jealous in a way. I don't have a history like that.
I love that the old castles are still in existence and have stood the test of time. I'd sure like to go and see some of them sometime.
May we talk about the cover? I think it's absolutely gorgeous!! And what's more I love that it matches the story inside. The cover itself it very inviting! It draws you in immediately!
I really do highly recommend this book. You'll be glad you picked it up.
My thanks to Historical Virtual Tours for a copy of this amazing book! NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.