This has been a cracking read.
Following my disappointment with the Kuzneski book, I was looking forward to something as entertaining and riveting as other previous reads, which I have still to blog about :-(
This is Lousie Berridge's first novel http://www.louiseberridge.com/ but it's a humdinger of a read. In the book, set in the 30 years war that ravaged Europe in the 17th Century, a young French landowner (I suppose we'd call him a squire) becomes orphaned at a young age and we follow him through his growth to manhood. He is rewarded for his tenacity by the love and admiration of his people (his peasants I suppose).
I also like the fact that she's English, has obviously been to France and spells words like honour with a 'u', and not a 'gotten' to be found.
It looks, from the Berridge web site, that this is only the first of a yet to be written and published series following the young squire though this dangerous period of European history.
I'm looking forward to the next.