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The Bastard
The Bastard | John Jakes
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One mans quest for his destiny leads him to the New World and into the heart of the American Revolution Meet Phillipe Charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Dukes death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. The first volume of John Jakess wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, The Bastard is a triumph of historical fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the authors personal collection.
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MKbookworm
The Bastard | John Jakes
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In general, I don‘t mind winter but I‘m pretty ready for this one to go away.

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walryan5
Bastard | John Jakes
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Another awesome writer of historical fiction.

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MKbookworm
The Bastard | John Jakes
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Rereading old favorites even though my TBR is 10 stories high. #bookwormproblems

VioletBramble I loved this series in the 70s. 1y
MKbookworm @VioletBramble I read them for the first time in college in the early 00‘s and fell in love with them and John Jakes‘s novels/writing style 1y
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BethanyB
Bastard | John Jakes
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1st in series - good start.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
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benchley1
The Bastard | John Jakes
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1. The b.f. and I go to universal every year for grinchmas and I like to show off the displays the girls come up with for work.
2. I have 2 left on my.popsugar list so 2
3. Couch
4. Yarn for a baby.blanket for my 3rd favorite cousin
5 Long Beach CA
@MinDea #humpdaypost

RaimeyGallant Sounds fun! 2y
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Kaye
Bastard | John Jakes

This is the first in an 8 book series. I read them decades ago. Although I enjoyed them , I don't think the story was quite as complex as the trilogy the author wrote later ( North & South ). Interesting telling of the time around the Revolutionary period in the US. Good but not great. :)