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Q: What's the saddest book you've read recently?
This is a tough one! I read it a couple of months ago, but I am going to say Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman. Now, the book itself is NOT really going to be considered sad but I'm choosing it because, to me, it was just so sad how trusting and forgiving Henry II was to his arrogant, ungrateful, rebellious sons and they just kept betraying him. I really felt sad for Henry because he honestly wanted to be a good father and have the love of his sons and he was doing whatever he could (he thought anyway) to secure their inheritances and make them strong. He didn't want his sons to ever have to fight for what was theirs like his mother tried to do. Yes, he was irritatingly stubborn but he didn't deserve the way his sons treated him.