“Dawnlands” is the third novel in the Fairmile series by historical fiction writer Philippa Gregory.
The Fairmile series is back with Alinor and her family getting entangled in the palace gossip, politics, and a lot of secrets and backstabbing.
We are in 17th-century England. Continuing with Alinor’s story. The year is 1685 and England is once again thinking of another civil war. The Stuart kings and the families are torn in two.
Ned is heading home to fight with a rebel army with his Pokanoket servant. Alinor tries to talk him out of it, but no.
Meanwhile, Livia has told Alinor that if she helps her she could get Tidelands back. Powerful stuff for someone whose position before was on the bottom. Her son doesn’t want war but leaves to rescue Ned. And oh my, there is a threat to the throne.
This is an epic tale that takes us to England, America, and even Barbados. This is the third installment of this series.
I loved this story. My uncle wrote our family history and often mentioned the fallout from backing a Stuart king. It divided our family and I really enjoyed this one!
NetGalley/November 8th, 2022 by Atria Books