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This Book Takes Place Post Civil War, During The Reign Of King Charles II, After Regaining The Throne The Main Characters Are Still Part Of The Heron Family, And Though This Book Is A Romance, There Are Many Actual Events Portrayed Within The London Fire Of Is Frightfully Detailed, Giving The Readers The Sights, Sounds, And Horrors Of That Catastrophic Event Another Wonderful Thread In The Book, John Wilmot, Second Earl Of Rochester , Renowned Satirical Poet And Rake Of The Time, Is Woven Into The Story Line As Alathea S Lover This Is A Great Book, Especially With Alathea Making Her Way In A Man S World As A Portrait Artist The third book in a trilogy about the Heron family This one is set during Charles II s reign and could easily be read as a stand alone novel. This is the third story in the Heron series is set during the Restoration period, with the arrival of King Charles the 2nd to the throne and the return of Simon Heron to Goldhayes Causing Alathea daughter of Francis and Thomazine Heron The Moon in the Water and The Chains of Fate books 1 2 of the series and her family, to leave Goldhayes to return back to live at Ashcroft There, Alathea discovers her talent as an artist and she is sent to live in London, to escape the threatening attentions of her jealous half brother Through the following years as her talent blossoms, she experiences both the Plague and the Great Fire Alathea s path through Restoration England is vividly described, as she pursues her dreams of becoming a famous female artist during this period A time when it was very unusual for a woman to have a career let alone a successful one This is a well written book the author manages to make you feel part of events.You are also taken through a gamut of emotions The characters are well rounded the pace of the story keeps you turning the pages I d recommend it the whole series to lovers of the Stuart periodI voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book The third in the Herron family series London fire More romance than history There is one book in this series Don t have it yet, but hope the author goes back to of a history slant An amazing follow upI adored this book Alathea gave me everything I wanted It gave me an insight to how happy Thomazine and Francis are thank god after all that kept them apart And followed up with the supporting cast nicely Like The Moon in The Water you spend some time growing up with the main character and it really allowed her to develop a place in my heart This book really doesn t have a war unlike some of the others, but I liked the slower less action packed pace All in all a fantastic read. Very gripping and entertaining story, the characters draw you in and keep you wanting to know what is going to happen next. Sometimes I like a book much after a few years and a second read This would be one of those books Since the previous two books centered mainly around Thomazine and Francis Heron, I think part of my problem was picking it up and thinking, Yes Time for Francis and then feeling somewhat disappointed to find the book was about their daughter and they weren t in it much at all Which was silly of me, really, because the TITLE of the book is Alethea so it only makes sense that Alethea would be the main character I went into it this time knowing what to expect, and I enjoyed it a lot the second time around Not that I disliked it on the first read I just didn t like it as much Though I was still a little let down with the treatment of some of the characters, and I will never like any of them with the exception of Jasper as much as the older generation from Moon in the Water and Chains of Fate. Third in the Moon in the Water series though this one centers on Francis and Thomazine s willful artist daughter Alethea moves to London to pursue her art and becmes the lover of John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester Yes, THAT Rochester Pamela Belle is fantastic at world building this is another of those books I can crawl into and live there I did a paper on Aphra Behn in high school because of this book And the Heron s saga continues, telling now about Alethea, daughter of Francis and Thomazine Heron Alethea is a woman ahead of her time since her love for painting as above all her 3 admirers Kit Drakelon, his half brother, Jasper Sewell, a quiet country doctor and the infamous John of Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Her first tutor in the art of painting was Mary Beale who immediately recognized Alethea s gift to draw very quickly any portrait of mainly her family in the beginning oh her career After acquiring technique, she learnt to paint miniatures at the Court, during Restoration period The description of the Fire in London is unforgettable Rochester s poems to Alethea are authentic, according to the author, and the order in which they appear in the story corresponds to the order in which most scholars considerer he wrote them It also seems that the famous portrait of Rochester crowing his monkey at the National Portrait Gallery, is usually assigned to Jacob Huysmans Since there is no signature on it, why not attribute to Alethea After reading this series, I will certainly read the Wintercombe series. One of a series of historic fiction that takes place in 17th century England Out of print and tough to find, but worth the read if you can stumble across it in a used book store Belle s writing style reflects her penchant for history and romance.