The Lady's Slipper

The Lady's Slipper

A Novel

Book - 2010
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1660. King Charles II has returned from exile, but memories of the English Civil War still rankle. There are old scores to settle, and religious differences threaten to overturn a fragile peace. When Alice Ibbetson discovers a rare orchid, the Lady's Slipper, growing in a wood belonging to Richard Wheeler, she is captivated by its beauty-- though Wheeler, a Quaker, is determined to keep the flower where God intended it to grow. Knowing that the orchid is the last of its kind, she steals the flower, little dreaming that her seemingly simple act will set off a chain of events that will lead to murder and exile, and change her life forever...

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312638337
0312638337
Branch Call Number: FICTION Swift
Characteristics: 435 p. ; 22 cm

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Jun 21, 2011

More on the romance side than the historical perhaps but nonetheless an interesting tale with colorful characters. A little too much of the Quaker politics for my liking but a good book that one can get through in a day.

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