Plaint for Provence

Plaint for Provence From the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction Wonderful historical romance If you love historical romance and adventure you must pick up this series Autumn Birt Born of Water

  • Title: Plaint for Provence
  • Author: Jean Gill
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  • Page: 444
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  • From the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction Wonderful historical romance If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series Autumn Birt, Born of Water Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence AlthougFrom the Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction Wonderful historical romance If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series Autumn Birt, Born of Water Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence Although Estela is reluctant to leave her idyll with her young child Musca, and her pursuit of Arabic medicine, she welcomes the chance to show her musical skills and to support Dragonetz, who must use his swordsmanship to play peacemaker The visit of the Comte du Barcelone to Les Baux sparks bitter memories of the recent civil war and Lady Etiennette des Baux has no intention of ceding to her overlord Nor does she plan to remain a widow With good friends on both sides, Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends Unfortunately, one of those friends is Dragonetz worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the master of historical intrigue , continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events Medieval France comes alive in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk Page turning intrigue in the best historical fiction tradition J.G Harlond, The Empress Emerald Jean Gill is the master of historical intrigue C.M.T Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs A stunning masterpiece of tangled alliances, conflicting loyalties and tested love Kristin Gleeson, The Celtic Knot Series Rich in historical detail, this novel brings alive all aspects of mediaeval life from the political undertones of the high born pursuits of hunting and jousting tournaments, to the simpler occupations of the peasants, like bee keeping Karen Charlton, The Inspector Lavender Mysteries Exquisitely written historical fiction Elizabeth Horton Newton, View from the Sixth Floor Plaint for Provence , the third book in Jean Gill s Troubadour s Quartet, had much to live up to Those of us who have devoured Song at Dawn and Bladesong expected vibrant characters, swash buckling adventure and a satisfying storyline All this set against the turbulent history of 12th century Provence It does not disappoint Lesley Walters, Wales I like a book that makes my heart race and Bladesong did exactly that It s a great story Molly Gambiza, A Woman s Weakness

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      Jean Gill is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with two scruffy dogs, a beehive named Endeavour , a Nikon D750 and a man For many years, she taught English in Wales and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic.Publications are varied, including prize winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, and a cookery book on goat cheese With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, she can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions.Sign up for Jean s newsletter at jeangill for updates and a free book If you review one of Jean s books you can add a dog to Jean s Readers Dogs Hall of Fame on her website Contact Jean at jeanll wanadoo with comments or questions She loves to hear from readers.

    507 thoughts on “Plaint for Provence

    • Not out as an eBook yet - but it's well worth putting in a pre-order for 'Plaint for Provence.' I rate this as one the best historical novels I have read this year, if not THE best historical novel of my year. 'Plaint for Provence' is the third novel in The Troubadours Series but it can easily stand-alone for readers new to Jean Gill’s fascinating series about the political intrigue and culture of French court life in the twelfth century. I instantly felt at home back in the glittering and sch [...]


    • Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ FavoritePlaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux by Jean Gill is the third book in The Troubadours Quartet series. Although, I have not read the previous novels in the series, I had no issues understanding what was happening. This is definitely not a standalone, but if you want to start with this novel, go ahead because this is going to be one hell of a ride. In the medieval France, Estela de Matin and her lover Dragonetz los Pros are finally living the family [...]


    • A tasty historical treat! Jean Gill has woven a wonderfully written story around Estella and Dragonetz who lived and loved in the 12th century. Their peaceful life together is turned upside down as they are drawn into the intrigue and politics over who rightfully should rule Provence. Even the fabric of love between them that has kept them strong is threatened. Can they survive all the conflicting forces swirling around them? The story is enriched by the historical detail. I want to go back now [...]


    • A Trickster Eric Novels reviewJean Gill asked me to read her book "Plaint of Provence", the third book in her Troubadour series. I have already read for review the other two books, "Song at Dawn" and "Bladesong". You can read my reviews for them at these two links. For this book I will examine Plot, Character, and Polish, and then assign a grade. PLOT The premise here is that the area of Provence in France is caught between the control of two families. There was already a war to this effect and [...]


    • Book three of this brilliant series of historical novels finds the main characters, Dragonetz and Estela, separately summoned to the great fortress of Les Baux. There they are faced with a delicate situation that, if mishandled, could see their beloved Provence plunged into bloody civil war. But if that were not enough, old enemies also arrive at Les Baux, bringing bad memories and new threats.As always, Gill writes superbly, drawing the reader into the colour and turbulence of 1152. She shows u [...]


    • Still enjoying this series, but I liked the previous one better than this one. I didn't care for the ending. I felt like it left me hanging with something that wasn't very important to the plot of this story.


    • “Plaint for Provence”, the third book in Jean Gill’s Troubadour’s Quartet, had much to live up to. Those of us who have devoured “Song at Dawn” and “Bladesong” expected vibrant characters, swash-buckling adventure and a satisfying storyline. All this set against the turbulent history of 12th century Provence. It does not disappoint. We find our dashing hero and feisty heroine – I would have to give them a double billing – in domestic bliss. But, of course, this cannot last lo [...]


    • This is another fantastic instalment of The Troubadours Quartet: full of intrigue and swashbuckling action. As this is the third book in the series, I really feel like I know Estela and Dragonetz but yet they continue to surprise me.As with the other books in the series, Song at Dawn and Bladesong, Plaint for Provence gives us another glimpse into medieval life. Estela is now becoming proficient at practising medicine and she even adheres to the Hippocratic Oath. I found her use of herbs really [...]


    • As usual, this author has delivered a masterpiece, a historical feast. There are intriguing characters and plenty of action - this book is a wonderful addition to the series. You can read it as a stand-alone as there are plenty of explanations but long time readers, like myself, will enjoy a few characters from previous novels, rediscovering them and their qualities, particularly the evolution of Estela and Dragonetz. Jean Gill always weaves her usual magic, and her usual tricks.I was so looking [...]


    • Plaint for Provence is a captivating third installment to author Jean Gill’s Troubadour series. As in books 1 and 2, the setting is lush in both description and historical context. The first chapter threw me off as I was expecting to learn how Dragonetz faired with not only his recovery but the realization that he is a father - that after proclaiming to his lover that he needed to find a suitable woman to wed to start a family! But that is not where the story begins, rather with a brief foray [...]


    • This book was entered and was a FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:Title: Plaint for Provence Author: Jean GillStar Rating: 5 StarsNumber of Readers: 25StatsEditing: 10/10Style: 9/10Content: 9/10Cover: 10/10Of the 25 readers:24 would read another book by this author.25 thought the cover was good or excellent.19 thought the historical setting was the best part of the book.3 thought the pacing of the story was the best part.3 felt the writing style was the [...]


    • The third book in the Trilogy which takes us on an adventure with two fictional characters through 12th Century History. I enjoyed this series, though some of the historical stuff felt 'inserted' into the story and didn't really flow super well. I liked the characters and was glad the main characters weren't killed off or had an otherwise terrible ending, but the ending of the story itself felt a little clipped.Drangonetz gets petitioned by the Lady of Les Beaux to come to her aid against the "p [...]


    • Plaint for Provence is book 3 in the series. It is set in the 12th century when the present day departments of France were not all under one umbrella.The Red Queen Alienor has had her marriage to the King of Paris annulled and she is now associated with Henri Courtmantel - Duc d'Anjou. Fearing internal reprisals Alienor sends a message to the knight Dranognetz Los Pros requesting his support at her court.Actions of "France" don't bother local in Provence and supporters of the Lady Baux have thei [...]


    • The third in the Troubadour Quartet is a beautiful labour of love. The plot is complex and nicely laid out. It involves royal marriage plans and their political implications, court rivalry and some personal secrets. Never dull for all of these reasons, the novel has also an abundance of well researched details of life in the 12th century in Provence: customs, sports and court etiquette.While the book manages to cover such a wide array of topics, the central characters are utterly engaging. Estel [...]


    • This book tugs at my heartstrings!This is the third book in the series and I loved it as much as the first. I now understand the reason for the trials and terror in book 2 - necessary to make book 3 work. So if you have anxiety after book 2, immediately pick up book 3! I'm so in love with the knight, I never want the series to end. The story is a wealth of musical, herbal, historical, and societal information. Never boring and always fast paced. I usually say I love medieval historical literatur [...]


    • This is a completely engrossing tale of Medieval Provence, picking up the thread again in this third volume of the story of trouberitz Estela and her knight Dragonetz. In this sequence Dragonetz must use all his wiles to keep the peace between two factions fighting to control the area of La Beaux and Estela is caught up in the musical demands La Beaux’s court and those who challenge her right to be there, including her parents. A stunning masterpiece of tangled alliances, conflicting loyalties [...]


    • [I received this book in exchange for an honest review]I really love historical fiction, but not this book. The storyline dragged, the characters were muddy, and overal this was a big dissapointment.



    • I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about this series. I have to go now. Searching for more Jean Gill historical fiction! Will there be a fourth???



    • I really enjoyed this whole series. I thought this was the last book in the series, but I'm not at all sure that is the case. At any rate, it was a fun book to read.


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