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The Maid. by Kimberly Cutter (original 2011; edition 2011)

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"The girl who led an army, the peasant who crowned a king, the maid who became a legend. It is the fifteenth century, and the tumultuous Hundred Years' War rages on. France is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside destroying all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents' garden in Domrémy, a peasant girl sees a spangle of light and hears a powerful voice speak her name. Jehanne. The story of Jehanne d'Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she had been chosen by God, who led an army and saved her country, has captivated our imagination for centuries. But the story of Jehanne--the girl--whose sister was murdered by the English, who sought an escape from a violent father and a forced marriage, who taught herself to ride and fight, and who somehow found the courage and tenacity to persuade first one, then two, then thousands to follow her, is at once thrilling, unexpected, and heartbreaking. Rich with unspoken love and battlefield valor, The Maid is a novel about the power and uncertainty of faith, and the exhilarating and devastating consequences of fame"--… (more)
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Title:The Maid. by Kimberly Cutter
Authors:Kimberly Cutter
Info:Bloomsbury UK (2011), Hardcover, 304 pages
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Many reviewers did not like aspects of the author's writing style, but l liked the quick pace and the short chapters. The author had access to a lot of research and the book could have become bogged down with historical detail and background, instead I get the sense of being in Jehane's head, seeing and feeling what she did, understanding how everyone and everything looked to her.

I really enjoyed this book and I feel it was a perfect "intro" to a complex historical figure/time/event.
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  Rdra1962 | Aug 1, 2018 |
There were sections that dragged slightly with a little too much war and bickering(of course that is expected)yet other sections completely grabbed my attention. After recently reading a very thorough non-fiction about Joan this book felt like it was well researched. The closer look at her life from a personal point of view, emotions etc. was nicely done and overall worth reading even for those who are not a particular fan of Joan of Ark. For those who are what a delight!

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review via Libboo.com. ( )
  LiteraryChanteuse | Jan 27, 2016 |
weird narrative. some times 3rd person; some times first; the switch is not smooth. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
weird narrative. some times 3rd person; some times first; the switch is not smooth. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
weird narrative. some times 3rd person; some times first; the switch is not smooth. ( )
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