Howdy booklovers and welcome to my (slightly delayed) stop on the tour for The Maids of Biddenden by GD Harper! thank you to Kelly of Love Books Tours for having me. And thank you to GD Harper for the lovely gifted copy.
‘There is no me; there is no you.
There is only us.’
The Maids of Biddenden is inspired by the real-life story of conjoined twins Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, born in 1100 into a wealthy family from a small Kent village.
Joined at the hip, the sisters overcome fear and hostility to grow into gifted and much-loved women – one a talented musician and song-writer, the other a caring healer and grower of medicinal plants. Entangled in the struggles for power and influence of the great Kent nobles of the time, they achieve much in their lifetimes and leave behind a legacy in Biddenden that survives to this day.
This is the heart-warming and inspirational story of two remarkable women leading one joint life, challenging adversity to become the best they can be.
I have never read GD Harpers work so I was super excited to dive in and let me tell you now, it did not disappoint.
I found The Maids of Biddenden to be one of those books that just grips you and you feel like you just have to keep reading. The characters are so interesting that you instantly feel connected. Its just one of those books that will take you on a journey and make you feel.