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Time and Chance
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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""In "When Christ and His Saints Slept," acclaimed historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman portrayed all the deceit, danger, and drama of Henry II's ascension to the throne. Now, in "Time and Chance, " she continues the ever-more-captivating tale. It was medieval England's immortal marriage--Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, bound by passion and ambition, certain to leave a legacy of greatness. But while lust would divide them, it was friendship--and ultimately faith--that brought bloodshed into their midst. It began with Thomas Becket, Henry's closest confidant, and his elevation to be Archbishop of Canterbury. It ended with a perceived betrayal that made a royal murder seem inevitable. Along the way were enough scheming, seductions, and scandals to topple any kingdom but their own. . . . Only Sharon Kay Penman can re-create this truly tumultuous time--and capture the couple who loved power as much as each other . . . and a man who loved God most of all. ""
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DarcysMom
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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Ok #LMPBC #round6 #GroupT we are down to these four. I am leaning toward Dear Mr. M or The Witchfinder's Sister. If you have a strong opinion, please let me know.
@leslieseidel @arubabookwoman @Shadowfat

arubabookwoman My preference would be Mr M. 2mo
leslieseidel I am ok with either of those. 🤗 2mo
DarcysMom It looks like Mr. M - are you okay with that @Shadowfat ? 2mo
Shadowfat That's fine with me @DarcysMom 2mo
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DarcysMom
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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Hi #LMPBC #round6 #GroupT! I have a giant pile of books for you to look at. Let me know if there are any you have read or aren't interested in. Descriptions for the untagged books in the comments. 😁
@leslieseidel @arubabookwoman @Shadowfat

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arubabookwoman Great choices! I love Sharon Kay Penmann, and would love to read Time and Chance, but do you think we need to read the first vol. in the series before reading it? (I have it but haven‘t read it). The other ones that most appeal to me are Behind Her Eyes, Dear Mr. M, and Orphan Train, but whichever you choose is fine with me. 2mo
leslieseidel Yes, great choices! I like Orphan Train, Dear Mr M and The Witchfinder's Sister. 2mo
DarcysMom @arubabookwoman I think everyone would do okay without having read the previous book. SKP does a good job of catching her readers up. 2mo
DarcysMom @leslieseidel I am excited we are in the same group again! I like all of them, too. It is going to be a hard choice. 2mo
leslieseidel Me too @DarcysMom 😉 We had great books last time. Should be another good round! 2mo
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LeahBergen
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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#TakeAChanceOnMe
#ABBAinAugust

(It was the best I could come up with 😆).

Reviewsbylola As always, you have the most interesting books! 12mo
Mdargusch Excellent! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
emilyhaldi Beautiful cover and obviously sounds like another I have to stack 😅 12mo
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Meredith3 Works for me! 👌🏻 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm You have all the awesomely interesting books! 12mo
Cinfhen My hubby is on a Penmam kick ~ have to see if he read this one!!! 12mo
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TrishB
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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Henry II was a great #believer in keeping the decision making of Church and State separate and also in loyalty and friendships.
Thomas Beckett let him down on both fronts and paid with his life.
#getmovin

Cinfhen Stacking this book for my hubby...he‘s on a BIG Penman kick 😍 1y
TiredLibrarian @Cinfhen Good for your hubby! No one does historical FIC sagas like SKP. I👸🤴😊 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen he needs to read these left to right and then this one 1y
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Cinfhen Ive taken a screen shot 😊He‘s just starting 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen he‘s got a trilogy to read first then. That‘s my fav trilogy, though tbh it‘s hard to pick! 1y
Cathythoughts Can‘t wait to get to Here Be Dragons... sometime this summer. 🙏🏻❤️ 1y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 1y
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Andrew65
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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#emojimadness #🕐 #clock #time Three of my favourite reads, along with one I am reading this month and hope becomes a favourite (the tagged book).

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏 1y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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And birthday loot from my dad! Hmm, funny, you say, how I've already reviewed two of these books...Well, if books are not wrapped, they must be meant to be read! 📚Besides my dad knew it was dicey sending me birthday books over a 4 day weekend. 😉Miss Annabel Lee approves of my loot. #CatsofLitsy.

LazyOwl Happy Birthday 🎉 2y
Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎉💗🎉 2y
monkeygirlsmama Happy Birthday! Looks like dad knows you well. Enjoy! 📚🎂 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! 😃🤗 2y
Libby1 Happy birthday, @CoffeeCatsBooks ! Hello, Miss Annabelle Lee! 2y
Libby1 Oops! I meant Annabel 😻 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎂🎂 2y
AmyG Annabel loves the smell of books. ❤️ Happy Birthday!🎂 2y
JazzFeathers Happy birthday!!! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Thank you! @LazyOwl @Cinfhen @monkeygirlsmama @erzascarletbookgasm @Libby1 @Redwritinghood @AmyG @JazzFeathers Yes, my dad does well when he uses my Amazon wishlist 😉Annabel loves the smell of books and thinks they are comfy napping material too. 😺 2y
Lmstraubie Happy birthday! 🎈🎈🎈 2y
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Andrew65
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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This book was quite a slow starter for me, but then once all the key characters were introduced this book had me totally hooked. The part of the story involving Thomas Becket and Henry was about the most detailed I have seen in any book, and to be fair Thomas really annoyed me, so I can see how he got to Henry. They seemed destined to destroy each other! Overall loved book and especially the story around Ranulf. Definitely Recommend. Onto book 3!

TrishB Glad you liked it - I think she always builds her stories up so can seem slow - it's a lot of detail! 2y
Andrew65 A lot of detail, and also takes time to build up the character list and get them right in your head! Always love SKP. 😊 The next one is even bigger so need to plan that in for when I've got time to read in big blocks. 2y
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Andrew65
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman

Making a start on Time and Chance. Time for a fix of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her tempestuous marriage to Henry II. Usually expect a great read from Sharon Penman.

TrishB You won't be disappointed. My favourite historical author. 2y
Andrew65 I think I'd have to agree. Loved the Welsh Princes Trilogy and 2y
Melissa_J This one started slowly for me, but I liked it. 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J I'd agree so far, I am approaching 40% in and it did take a while to get into it, but am hooked now. Things not looking good between Henry and Thomas Beckett. Thomas is even starting to annoy me! 2y
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TrishB
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#royals #lyricalapril
@Cinfhen
Love historical royal British novels up to 1485, then my interest wanes a few centuries- these are my favourite family though...Henry II and Eleanor and their offspring. Just ordered Time and Chance in hardback so they match.....booknerd problems!

Cinfhen Those books look rather hefty ~ must be lots of interesting dirt on those royals 🤓 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen always 😂 2y
DGRachel My favorite royal family! Love these books!😍 2y
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LeahBergen These are so good. 2y
TrishB @DGRachel @LeahBergen they're amazing 😀👍 2y
KaatjeH Great choice 💖👑 2y
Andrew65 Hope to read Time and Chance next week. Can't beat Sharon Penman. 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 true 👍 2y
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AmyAgentBor
Time and Chance | Sharon Kay Penman
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I didn't like this as much as her first, when Christ and his saints slept but she does a masterful job of bringing this time period to life.

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AmyAgentBor
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Their other children have been fair, John's dark hair came as a surprise, therefore, to his father. Our first black sheep, he said softly. He looks like you, Eleanor.

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AmyAgentBor
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Although I'm not sure if confrontation is the right term for it. She said not a word to the little bitch, not a word! And since then, she has refused to talk about it at all. I have never seen Eleanor like this, never she is wroth, the whole world knows it.

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AmyAgentBor
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He'd always considered waiting to be an early forts the of eternal hell.