The Viscount's Daughter

The Viscount s Daughter Fascinated by the medieval world THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER by award winning novelist and historian Phyllis Haislip takes you back to the twelfth century and an unforgettable heroine who defies her husb

  • Title: The Viscount's Daughter
  • Author: Phyllis Hall Haislip
  • ISBN: 9781492113300
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fascinated by the medieval world THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER, by award winning novelist and historian Phyllis Haislip takes you back to the twelfth century and an unforgettable heroine who defies her husband to take control of her life.A kingdom in turmoil The ruthless, scheming Count of Toulouse A vulnerable heiress who becomes a runaway wife THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER won TheFascinated by the medieval world THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER, by award winning novelist and historian Phyllis Haislip takes you back to the twelfth century and an unforgettable heroine who defies her husband to take control of her life.A kingdom in turmoil The ruthless, scheming Count of Toulouse A vulnerable heiress who becomes a runaway wife THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER won The Maryanne Farley Award for Fiction and was a finalist in the James River Writers Best Unpublished Novel Contest Grab a copy now.In 1142, the medieval Kingdom of the Franks is in turmoil because King Louis VII cannot control his great nobles One of the most powerful nobles is the Count of Toulouse.Ermengarde, young heiress to the rich Viscounty of Narbonne, has no choice but to marry Toulouse.How will she escape her possessive husband, find allies, and foil his efforts to recapture her You ll find the answers in the book Get a copy today.This novel of bravery and betrayal, risk and redemption is based on the life of Ermengarde of Narbonne 1126 1196 , a remarkable, but little known, contemporary of Eleanor of Aquitaine THE VISCOUNT S DAUGHTER is suitable for older young adult readers and adults.An excerpt from the book Ermengarde shivered, if the city defenses didn t hold, tonight would find her once in Toulouse s hands, facing his anger She raised her head and, from somewhere deep inside, strength coursed through her I am Ermengarde, Viscountess of Narbonne, heiress to a proud tradition My ancestors fought with Charlemagne and were immortalized in heroic chansons I ve escaped a hideous husband I cannot fail my people or myself now I am Ermengarde, Viscountess of Narbonne.In a heartbeat, a cry went up from the defenders Look There on the walls They roared in support, and Ermengarde sensed they renewed their efforts Toulouse s archers saw her, too They took aim, probably awaiting the count s command before releasing their arrows She stiffened, her pulse racing as she imagined her husband weighing the odds Was she better off to him dead, or would her death ignite the whole region in war

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    1. I have just finished reading The Viscount's Daughter by Phyllis Hall Haislip, and I have to say I am in awe of this book! It's the kind of book that makes you want to read more about the characters. Though this is a work of fiction, Ermengarde of Narbonne was real, and she was an amazing and brave woman. She and the other characters lived hundreds of years ago, but you feel they are still alive and you just hunger for more. Luckily for me this will be a series of three books. The Viscount's Daug [...]


    2. Phyllis Hall Haislip is well known as a compelling writer of historical fiction for young people, books which some think are just as good a read for adults. Ratcheting this up a notch with a realistic portrayal of the lives of the nobility and townsfolk in fortified settlements of southern France in the twelfth century in this first adult novel Phyllis Haislip brings their world to life. This is not just finely drawn characters and their feelings, it shocks with the often brutal and unjust treat [...]


    3. The Viscount's daughter Ermengarde, is a brave, but naive, 17-year-old who sits passively in the court of the Viscount of Toulouse until he forces her into marriage to gain control of her viscounty. His brutality both injures her and makes her determined to escape his control and retrieve her inheritance in Narbonne. By great good fortune she and her younger sister meet three hunters in the woods, led by the Viscount of Anduze. He is struck by her determination and aids her escape to safety in B [...]


    4. Ermengarde of Narbonne is the kind of heroine one truly enjoys reading about. She faces setbacks and self-doubt but charges ahead anyway, shoulders a role unusual for a woman of her time (1142 in what is now southern France), and ends up winning the sometimes grudging admiration of those around her. In "The Viscount's Daughter," author Phyllis Hall Haislip skillfully weaves Ermengarde´s flight from her abusive husband, a man who wants her inheritance, into a rich, colorful tapestry dotted with [...]


    5. I read this as a free Kindle book. It is set in the 12th century and is a fiction story based on the life of real person. It is obvious that few details exist about the real person, so this is almost entirely fiction. It does show a little about the times and circumstances of that era, but is mostly focused on the courage of Ermengarde. The book was interesting, but the number of coincidences led to disbelief of the verity of the story line. I enjoyed the book, but was not thrilled with it.


    6. Interesting story about Ermengarde of Narbonne. Pretty well edited but for the lack of commas and a couple of typos. It is apparent that the author is well versed in European history. It's hard to read about the plight of women in those bad old days, but I am intrigued to continue the story when the next book is available.


    7. I really enjoyed the French medieval history in the story. Ermengarde is emerging as a strong, female role model of her time. As usual for Phyllis Haislip, it is very well researched!I am looking forward to reading part II - The Viscountess.



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