I enjoyed this story. It felt vaguely familiar to me as I started reading it and realized I had seen the movie on Lifetime a couple of years ago but had not read the book. I liked the book better.
Sometimes I experience book doldrums and I search for books that are narrated by one of my favorites. I'm a Davina Porter fan, so I searched on her name and came up with this series. I don't think I've read any bad books that she has narrated. This one was fun and a good mystery. It held my attention, so I would recommend it if you like historical novel types. I'm looking forward to the other two books in the Death series.
The first thing I noticed was that there were no murders. I would venture to say that 9 out of 10 books that focus on a good mystery involves a murder. This book about secrets raised my curiosity about solving the mystery. At times it held my attention and forced me to try and figure out how this mystery would ever be resolved. I won't even mention how I feel about the injustices to women to save the faces of the "family".
I stumbled upon this book and am so glad I did. It was definitely worth the read.
Great story, I couldn't put it down.
Didn't read the print version
For a change, it showed the aristocrats from a middleclass perspective, as "hangers on" who tend not to have to be responsible for their futures because of their promised wealth either from their families or a potential spouse's family.
I liked that I didn't dislike her performance. She did a great job.
Yes, and it held my interest as I performed a very undesirable task of removing wallpaper yesterday. It made the task a little more tolerable.
I always enjoy Mary Balogh; I've read most of her books.
I am so pleased when I find a mystery that holds my interest and keeps me guessing...I'm very pleased after finishing this one.
This book was a researcher/analyst's dream. It was a pleasure to follow the main character as she delved deeply into not only into the history of the collection but also the people involved. It was hard to put it down.
This one was also verrrry long but the subject matter was worth sticking with it; especially when she realized that she was a "burn survivor and not a burn victim."
I thought I'd never finish this book. It was a great mystery but I would have enjoyed it more if it had taken 8 to 10 hours to read. Much too long.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose this one but it held my interest from beginning to end.
Normally, I enjoy time travel stories but this one was a bit tiring. Purchase it at your own peril.
This book is a perfect example that letter writing is slowly becoming a lost art and it's unfortunate. These letters have described true feelings of the people that experienced that terrible time during the war.
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