The Winthrop Woman: A Novel

The Winthrop Woman - Philippa Gregory, Anya Seton

Finally, I have chugged through Winthrop Woman. It is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House Collection but for adults. I did like these books, but then I was a kid! Indians and witches and cute, super sweet romance, romance and more romance. The romance is so clean it whistles. Forget a spark of passion. Yes, the history is there, and it is all accurate, but it is too cute, too predictable, too romantic, and too moralistic. The writing is accurate, but not beautiful and not intriguing. And maybe to really love this book one has to have deep religious faith. I envy those who possess that.

I am not saying this book is bad. It just did not fit me.