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This is the most complete melodrama I have ever read
You can almost hear the audience hiss when the villain comes on stage.
The plot is completely transparent, the the characters are two dimensional puppets. But the whole thing hangs together as it's type
If you enjoy beautiful heroine is bravely casting themselves s in the face of danger and sgifty smirking villains you will enjoy this. If rali is you thong you will hate it.
09/01/2016
Mary Cholmondeley is a very original writer. Hertheme is love, and how we grow and change. The loves of two women are followed, two very close but entirely different personalities, the men that love them, within which framework she contrasts a narrow minded man and his wife and how lack of love and perception leads only to destruction. I was fascinated throughout, and found some of the descriptive passages very moving.
A little known but brilliant writer.
02/08/2016
Two separate books in very different styles. The first reads as a first novel written in the family for their own entertainment. It is lightly amusing. The second is a complete change of tone and expression, though dealing with some of the main characters met in the first book, the sophistication and depth in the writing is completely new.
I enjoyed it immensely, and can\'t help imagining a young Georgette Heyer, sitting at home reading it. It does not have the sparkle of her books but it reads like an influence, and perhaps in the depths of feeling observed it is more satisfying. I hope others will enjoy as much as I have.
01/31/2016
Two separate books in very different styles. The first reads as a first novel written in the family for their own entertainment. It is lightly amusing. The second is a complete change of tone and expression, though dealing with some of the main characters met in the first book, the sophistication and depth in the writing is completely new.
I enjoyed it immensely, and can't help imagining a young Georgette Heyer, sitting at home reading it. It does not have the sparkle of her books but it reads like an influence, and perhaps in the depths of feeling observed it is more satisfying. I hope others will enjoy as much as I have.
01/31/2016
This is the most delightful short story.Leinsters sense of humour is light and not at all mean.
If you don't enjoy this story I can't vimagine where you are coming from.
06/03/2015
This is a great book. What more could you ask for beautiful writing strong plot striking hero remarkable heroine noxious villain. Set in Spain in the Basque country.
Romance!
05/17/2015
A beautiful and classic love story. The characters are nicely delineated and it conveys the feel of the period.
05/15/2015
In this book the author seems to slip over the edge into melodrama and cliché. Whilst the lone wolf series which he also wrote I have enjoyed immensely as he manages to keep his balance so well.
Still if you haven't read the lone wolf you may enjoy this as you will not have the contrast.
05/13/2015
Three brothers and their interwoven story in the setting of Dartmoor in the 1800's.Usually I am not very attracted by descriptions of scenery but here they are so remarkable and vivid they illuminate the whole book.
The story is one of redemption, the characters very individual and well drawn. The style and types are
typical of the time. It is not fast moving but is beautiful in many ways and the story has its twists and turns.
01/06/2015
Rosalind Tate - Time Travel, Adventure and Heroic Dogs
FEATURED AUTHOR - Rosalind Tate is the author of "The Shorten Chronicles" -- the exciting new romantic, time-travel series featuring Sophie Arundel and her dog, Charlotte. Rosalind has a tolerant husband and two utterly gorgeous dogs. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Stranded. Please give us a short introduction to what Stranded is about. The idea came into my head a few years ago when I was watching Downton Abbey on TV. How would a modern girl cope (or not) if she found herself in a… Read more