The Wicked and the Just (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 17, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
34 Reviews

Cecily longs to return to her beloved Edgeley Hall, where her father was lord of the manor. But now he has completely ruined her life. He is moving them to Caernarvon, in occupied Wales, where he can get a place for almost nothing, since the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will get to be the lady of the house at last—if all goes well.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English came and destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now Gwenhwyfar must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl who has taken what should have been hers.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And meanwhile the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem. Outside the city walls of Caernarvon, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.

  

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Well-researched, but for me it lacked spark. - Goodreads
And therefore, the ending isn't a happy one. - Goodreads
Believability: The Author has definitely done research. - Goodreads
There's no happy ending with vows of friendship. - Goodreads
However, I do wish that the pacing was a little better. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jessika.C - LibraryThing

This book is about two girls with different backgrounds that meet under pretty normal circumstances in medieval Wales (mid 1200s give or take). Cecily goes with her father to Wales to find a new way ... Read full review

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User Review  - PatienceFortitude - LibraryThing

Really good Medieval history, set in 13th century Wales. YA, so a fast read, and just as focused on Cecily and Gwinny's animosity and hopes and dreams as on the larger historical backdrop. Reading on ... Read full review

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Contents

1293 Saint Johns Day to Michaelmas Eve
71
1293 Michaelmas to Christmas Eve
147
12931294 Christmas to Assumption Eve
199
1294 Assumptiontide to Saint Johns Eve
237
1294 Saint Johns Day to Michaelmas Eve
257
1294 Michaelmas to Christmas Eve
275
Back Matter
338
Back Flap
345
Back Cover
346
Spine
347
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About the author (2012)

J. Anderson Coats has masters degrees in history and library science. She lives with her family in Washington State. Visit her website at www.jandersoncoats.com.

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