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Historical novel about a young woman's awakening and “journey” – entertaining

The Illumination of Ursula Flight - Anna-Marie Crowhurst

 Taking place at the end of the 17th century in the reign of Charles II, this novel deals with a few years in the life of Ursula Flight, born into the gentry, well-educated by her father, married off to wealth and eventually finding her true vocation by the time she's 19 years old, having gone through that cliché, an emotional rollercoaster.


A well-researched and entertaining novel, the characters are well-developed but many aspects of the plotline were not unexpected apart from the ending. A little too predictable in places for my liking and a bit long in the middle section, it is however well worth a read if you're interested in England under the Stuarts and a woman's “journey”.