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by Cynthia Lamb

eBook Brigid's Charge download ISBN: 0965469409
Author: Cynthia Lamb
Publisher: Bay Island Books (February 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 296
ePub: 1265 kb
Fb2: 1638 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Brigid's Charge book. A historical novel set in New Jersey in the 1700s, Brigid's Charge is the tale of the author's ancestor, who was accused of giving birth to a devil child.

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Brigid's Charge is the gripping tale of Deborah Leeds, a courageous young woman who emigrated to the colony of New Jersey in 1704.

com User, September 1, 2008. It is difficult to find fiction that addresses Wicca without being fantastic. I enjoyed this book greatly and would welcome more by Cynthia Lamb in the same vein. Interesting read about frontier life. com User, September 23, 2003. I was originally drawn to this book because of the goddess lore.

Now, Cynthia Lamb aims to set the record straight on her ancestor, taking the reader along for a passionate ride. uses the legend to get places, to say things about life and people and religion and things that matter. Benjamin Franklin Award finalist; ForeWord's Audio Book of the Year finalist. One of the best novel. Booklist. The Press of Atlantic City. A well-crafted, imaginative tale, and terrific reading.

ISBN 10: 0965469417 ISBN 13: 9780965469418. Publisher: Bay Island Books, 1997.

Drawing from family history, Lamb tells of an extraordinary woman who is caught in a period of transition when medicine moved from the province of women to the realm of "educated" men.

by Cynthia Lamb Read by Cindy Hollenberg, Cynthia Lamb. Drawing from family history, Lamb tells of an extraordinary woman who is caught in a period of transition when medicine moved from the province of women to the realm of "educated" men. Cindy Hollenberg narrates smoothly and evenly, handling with ease the seventeenth-century mannerisms of Quaker speech. Her use of accent for the Irish servant is a bit spotty, but otherwise her characters remain consistent and true.

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A fictional account of the life of Deborah Leeds, a woman living in New Jersey in the 1700s, by one of her descendants, describing the conflict between her traditional pagan healings and charges of witchcraft
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Debra Leeds is a ancestor of mine. I really liked how this story was written. it is very plausible explanation and comforting. Enjoyable read. Women healers were certainly maligned and still are in some countries. "It was the midwives, healers and seers, those who did the most good for the countrypeople, who were identified by the Church as the most dangerous. Instead of valuing and honoring these women for the healers they were, and for the wisdom and knowledge they brought to the community, these women were burned at the stake or hanged as witches and were accused of being inhabited by evil spirits such as Hecate." (from Celebrate the Divine Feminine)
A fascinating read, based on history and lineage, for my third time. Am grateful that Amazon could offer me a well-used and good condition copy, as I had lent mine out [and never returned]. An appropriate gift for a young woman about to begin her studies to become nurse midwife.! thank you, Amazon!
Couldn't put it down! I read it in one weekend and wanted more!
If you like a good history setting and a story based on true facts of the time, you would enjoy reading Brigid's Charge. You will not guess the ending!
I just finished reading Brigid's Charge and thoroughly enjoyed it!! I really wanted to come back to it every night. Cynthia did an amazing job capturing how people spoke back then. Wow!! Very impressive, very well researched, very thought provoking. I could actually visualize myself back in time, identifying with various characters, envisioning how life was lived back then, and gaining a better appreciation and understanding of the challenges facing the masses when they first arrived to the New World. Cynthia went deep into conversations of her characters, and the conversations seemed real. I especially liked how the story ended. Looking forward to reading Cynthia Lamb's next book!
Many authors have taken advantage of what has become a stock post-feminist plot: A mother hides the family's witchcraft in the daughter who must make her way. At first look, Brigid's Charge might seem to be one of these. Don't put it down. It's not!

Grounded in a well guarded family secret, and well researched, this book weaves a fascinating thriller into the threads of 17th century American colonial life. I was spell bound. This is both a personal story, with well-rounded complex characters, as well as a mystery that must be solved by the characters. They get no help solving from a modern retrospective eye. Lamb keeps everyone in 17th and 18th century America, where they must work within the thinking and systems of that time. You will find no anachronisms in this book.

The writing is delicious and will carry the reader along.

I really wouldn't call this book "fantasy" at all. Rather, there are sometimes inexplicable events that our reason and the beliefs of the time cannot easily penetrate. It is up to the characters to trascend belief systems in order to come to terms with their mystery.

A great and thoughtful read.
I was originally drawn to this book because of the goddess lore. I enjoyed reading about Deborah and her trip from England to the New World and was intrigued by the Quakers and the hardships of living in a colony. It was interesting to see Deborah think about having another life for herself other than wife and mother. Although the story is plainly told, Deborah had a complexity to her.
What I liked least about the book was, unfortunately, the goddess lore. I found it to be forced and New-Agey. It just did not ring true for me. I think the story would have been better served by not forcing the Old Religion into the plot and kept to the plight of this woman trying to find her self in a new world and having her livelyhood taken away from her.
It also seemed like the ending was a bit over the top. It was exciting but after I read it, it felt like sensationalism. I won't give it away but suffice to say I wish the book concluded with a bit more restraint.
Authors like Marion Zimmer Bradley and Rosalind Miles do a very good job of intergrating goddess lore into their stories. I would recommend this book if you are interested in women of spirit and tales of the frontier.
Brigid’s Charge is wonderful. It has heart and it has muscle. It has dramatic tension and it achieves something that for me is rare, which is that it spans decades yet feels taut. And it gives me a palpable sense of what life might have been like at that time, in that setting, in a way that challenges and expands my imagination. And it brings down to earth the whole healer-woman archetype which had been romanticized to abstraction for me, prior to reading this novel. I’m not a joiner by nature, but if anything could make a pagan out of me, this is the book!