Special Spotlight On. . .Saraband for Two Sisters by Philippa Carr



Once a month, a book from the Daughters of England series by Philippa Carr will be featured.  Besides Goodreads and Fantastic Fiction, the source for some of the book covers/blurbs is Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (aka Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr), a very useful fan site.  Included on the site is a nifty family tree on the bottom of the page.  Consider it a SPOILER for the series.

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As I’ve mentioned before, some of the books in this series will have two narrators.  The “diarists” in the fourth book are identical twin sisters, daughters of Tamsyn Casvellyn Landor.

The Witch from the Sea ended before Tamsyn weds, so this is the first time the reader will “meet” Angelet and Bersaba, and it is also the first book set fully in the Stuart era — giving the series something like a fresh start.  In some ways, you could look at Miracle at St. Bruno’s, The Lion Triumphant, and The Witch from the Sea as a trilogy (a Tudor Trilogy, if you will) within the over-all series.

This will be a re-read for me, the first time since the ’80s; but unlike the first three books, it is one that I don’t remember a whole lot about.  I remember some main points, but I know I’ve forgotten important ones, too.

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Saraband for Two Sisters (Philippa Carr)

Saraband for Two Sisters
(Philippa Carr)

Title: Saraband for Two Sisters
Author: Philippa Carr
Series: Daughters of England #4
Published: 1976
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction

From Goodreads: Twins Angelet and Bersaba Landor may look alike, but their personalities couldn’t be more different. Angelet is sweet, gentle, and submissive, while Bersaba is secretive, sensual, and headstrong. When the sisters are separated by forces beyond their control, Bersaba finds her life taking a dark turn. After years apart, the twins are reunited within the echoing halls of Far Flamstead. As Angelet finds herself at the mercy of the manor’s secret past, Bersaba gives in to a perilous temptation. Bersaba will risk everything — even her life — for the love of one man. Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century England, a time of bloody revolt and new beginnings, Bersaba and Angelet discover that the ties that bind them can also tear them apart.

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