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Poor Banished Children An explosion is heard off the coast of sixteenth century England, and a woman washes up on the shore She is barely alive and does not speak English, but she asks for a priest in Latin She has a confession to make and a story to tell, but who is she and where has she come from Cast out of her superstitious, Maltese family, Warda turns to begging and stealing until she is fostered by an understanding Catholic priest who teaches her the art of healing Her willful nature and hard earned independence make her unfit for marriage, and so the good priest sends Warda to serve an anchorite, in the hope that his protege will discern a religious vocation.Such a calling Warda never has the opportunity to hear Barbary pirates raid her village, capture her and sell her into slavery in Muslim North Africa In the merciless land of Warda s captivity, her wits, nerve and self respect are daily put to the test, as she struggles to survive without submitting to total and permanent enslavement Slowly worn down by the brutality of her circumstances, she comes to believe that God has abandoned her and falls into despair, hatred and a pattern of behavior which, ironically, mirrors that of her masters.Poor Banished Children is the tale of one woman s relentless search for freedom and redemption The historical novel raises uncomfortable questions about the nature of courage, free will and ultimately salvation. Best Download Poor Banished Children [ author ] Fiorella De Maria [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. This book collected some dust on my to read shelf I wasn t sure I d enjoy it and I couldn t gauge how long it would take me to get immersed and interested My to read shelf is quite full it s actually two shelves, and spilling over onto a third shelf , and one of the reasons so many of my books on Goodreads have four or five stars is that I don t start or finish books I don t think I ll like I am very, very picky with what I ll start and or finish In this season of life when reading time is This book collected some dust on my to read shelf I wasn t sure I d enjoy it and I couldn t gauge how long it would take me to get immersed and interested My to read shelf is quite full it s actually two shelves, and spilling over onto a third shelf , and one of the reasons so many of my books on Goodreads have four or five stars is that I don t start or finish books I don t think I ll like I am very, very picky with what I ll start and or finish In this season of life when reading time is precious, I have to defend my favorite hobby lest lose its fun When I finally decided to read it, it was no worse for the waiting The fact is, this is not just a novel it s literature I ...

  2. This story drew me in with the first paragarph I was completely spellbound A beautiful written story of a women named Warda who lived during the sixteenth century Warda s relentless struggle to survive all that she went thro...

  3. This was a Goodreads giveaway So I _wanted_ to like it And the description sounded intriguing A free spirited young woman we know she is named Ursula, though she has forgotten it herself , from childhood rejected and neglected by her family on the isle of Malta, finds a degree of contentment studying at the side of her mentor, Father Antonin, who gives her the name Warda, until she is old enough to marry When she balks at that idea, the priest suggests she become a nun She acquiesces with This was a Goodreads giveaway So I _wanted_ to like it And the description sounded intriguing A free spirited young woman we know she is named Ursula, though she has forgotten it herself , from childhood rejected and neglected by her family on the isle of Malta, finds a degree of contentment studying at the side of her mentor, Father Antonin, who gives her the name Warda, until she is old enough to marry When she balks at that idea, the priest suggests she become a nun She acquiesces with what seems to me little thoughtful contemplation, but whether she was suited to become an Anchorite or not the reader never knows Soon after she enters the convent ...

  4. I loved this book It is emotionally exhausting and tragic.

  5. This rather grim novel is the story of a young woman called Warda, who is cast out of her family home in Malta, and brought up and taught by the local priest Kidnapped by pirates, she is sold into slavery in North Africa Eventually she escapes, and is ship wrecked off the coast of England.The book is well written with vivid descriptions and character development I liked the fact that the author included some chapters that were obstensibly written by the supporting characters in the novel, so This rather grim novel is the story of a young woman called Warda, who is cast out of her family home in Malta, and brought up and taught by the local priest Kidnapped by pirates, she is sold into slavery in North Africa Eventually she esca...

  6. I am torn about this book between 3 stars and 4 Really would have liked to give it a 3 1 2 It is better than average, but it is so unrelentingly grim that it is difficult to warm up to I had never read anything about the Barbary pirates before, so the novel sent me running to the internet to get a little background information.I ll have to do a littlethinking on this one before I can give a better review Perhaps discussion at book club this month it is the selection for June will m I am torn about this book between 3 stars and 4 Really would have liked to give it a 3 1 2 It is better than average, but it is so unrelentingly grim that it is difficult to warm up to I h...

  7. I wasn t sure how to rate this book I thought the author was a good writer However, only bad things ever happen to the woman in this book, and there is very little to redeem it in the end As a Catholic, I think the last couple of pages are supposed to be the hope and salvation ...

  8. I love how this book was constructed, interspersing confessions with memories, good and bad Incredibly well written, transporting the reader to the 16th century, lives of slaves, merchant seamen, religious men women, and the rich.

  9. While I enjoyed the very descriptive prose of Fiorella de Maria, I feel this historical fiction might offend the sensibilities of some readers It is a rough time period and the choices the heroine had to make miight make some older teenagers blush.

  10. I devoured this book I couldn t get enough of the trials and tribulations Warda went through in her life After watching a documentary on HBO about African children being shunned by their families for being witches I found this story fascinating.