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Curveball iThiss extremely well written as you would expect from a writer of the calibre of Rose Tremain It beautifully and almost forensically reflects the times An Elegy for Mathematics it s social s beliefs attitudes the scientific understanding and medical beliefsn particular as this A Stranger on the Beach isntrinsic to the storytelling The female characters are admirable I love Clorinda s work ethic and desire to overcome the poverty and famine of her Native Ireland I Love Jane S Independence And Unconventionality Which Ireland I love Jane s Coming Home independence and unconventionality which at total odds with the times something she perhapsnherits from her artist Aunt Emmeline The Male characters are less likeable with perhaps the exception of Jane s father Sir William Adearne an eminent Bath surgeon Valentine Ross gets less and less likeable as the book progresses as he perceives he will not be able to control Jane I m not sure what to make of The Rajah control Jane I m not sure what to make of The Rajah Ralph Savage who Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions is so rich he spends his money on pointless things just because he can maybe that s the point All the characters are searching for something that s possibly elusive and unattainable bet love whether of the kind at odds with society at the time friendship freedom some are ambitious and ruthless n seeking their desires but all are trying to survive the constraints of the times and circumstances There are some lovely descriptions of places especially Bath London and the Paris of Haussmann but I found t harder to engage with Borneo This A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World is also true of the storytelling setn Borneo which I find less The Homefront in Civil War Missouri interesting and overlong Overallt s Jane s story I love the most I like everything about her from her 6 2 stature her ndependence and unconventional attitude to life which s a pretty tricky thing n the reign of Victoria With thanks to NetGalley and Random House UK Vintage Chatto and Windus for the ARC I am a fan of Rose Tremain s writing and wondered Why I Wasn T I wasn t to this novel as much as I had expected to The uality of her writing s undiminished she I liked the perspective of Jane than the perspective of the Rajah But overall I uite enjoyed this book I think I should read historical fiction often Another grand offering by Ms Tremain Iage to an apparently respectable doctor her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never Learning in the Cloud imaginedMeanwhile on the wildsland of Borneo an eccentric British ‘rajah’ Sir Ralph Savage overflowing with philanthropy but compromised by his passions sees his schemes relentlessly undermined by his own fragility by man’s Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy innate greed and by thenvasive power of the forest tselfJane’s uest for. Islands of Mercy

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I loved this This a story of self determination AND LIFE PATHS CHOSEN WHAT ARE DRIVING FORCES life paths chosen what are the driving forces our lives What motivates holds us back The characters are well drawn the settings Ireland Bath and Borneo The women seem stronger than the men capable of rolling with life s punches while the men seem rather neffectual Many thanks to Netgalley For An Arc Of This Book I Put This Book an arc of this book I put this book at 8% after reading the first four chapters Unfortunately I couldn t get past the writing style The author has attempted to emulate the typical writing and narrative styles of the 19th century when the book s set which has resulted n a rather dry and to put t bluntly boring book as far as I read Nothing about the first few chapters gripped me and the way certain themes were handled and discussed such as miscarriages made me uncomfortable To be entirely honest I have other books I would rather read and forcing myself to continue with a book I wasn t enjoying would be unproductiveeARC received Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley Historical fictions my joint third most read genre this year and I ve been particularly enjoying reading sapphic historical fiction so when I saw this on Netgalley I was so excited to read t Sadly however I just didn t click with t and eventually DNFed War Girls it The writing styles so reminiscent of a 19th century novel and often felt like I was being read to The book Hieroglyphen lesen. is toldn third person perspectives by some omnipresent narrator that switched between characters and places halfway through a chapter with no warning and as such I just couldn t connect to the story at all Theresa also mentions As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant in her review that the topic of miscarriages handled very poorly and extremely Lesson Planning and Classroom Management insensitively and I completely agree This really just wasn t for me butf you are a real fan of historical fiction maybe give The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II it a shot This ambitious novel takes us from Dublin to Bath with Clorinda Morrissey from Bath to London and Paris with the Angel of Bath Jane Adearne and to Borneo with Sir Ralph Savage and Edmund Ross brother of Valentine Ross the would be husband of Jane The years 1865 First of all. She was ‘The Angel of the Baths’ the one woman whose touch everybody yearned for Yet she would do She was certain of that In the city of Bath The Nightmare Garden in the year 1865 an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing skillss convinced that some other destiny will one day show tself to her But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marr. ,

Novel which has several protagonists all so different and peculiar and nterconnected and who are special n their own ways and who seek something or run away from somethingThe year s 1865 and Clorinda Morrissey leaves Dublin to seek fortune n Bath Jane Adearne a nurse called the Angel of Bath helps the to regain their health Valentine Ross a working together with Sir William Adearne Jane s father decides to pop a uestion to Jane Valentine s brother Edmund travels to Borneo to expand his knowledge on botany These are the moments when the real uest begins for the characters I found the descriptions of all paces vivid and together with nsight The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) into social and moral aspects Ms Tremain managed to provide an authentic feel of the The audiobooks narrated by Katie McGrath Do I Really Need To Say Katie I really need to say Katie narrating book made the entire experience so much better and I d gladly sign a petition for her to narrate books That being said this book The Color of Water intself was magnificent I loved everything about Mayan Strawberries it from the characters to their different plots and the writing chefs kiss This was my first Tremain book and am so glad Bill Gates (Up Close) i came across her I can t really describet but her writing made me feel some type of way and want to feel that way again Part of the plot being about life and somehow finding yourself and making something out of yourself hit differently and resonated with me
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s one the reason loved this book The way all the various protagonist were so different but were so similar Bunny: A Novel in that they were all on the path to somewhere searching for something or getting away from something They were all so uniue to their own story I loved the fact that did not have a constant feeling or any of them t kept changing I relate to Jane n particular Her coming to terms with how she really feels who she The Great Smog of India is and knowing that she s destined for something but not sure what speaks to me and see parts of me n her It s been a while since saw myself The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary in a character and Jane will for sure stay with me for a while I m so glad this book exists and that Katie McGrath narratedt Katie McGrath s power. An altered life and Sir Ralph’s endeavours become locked together as the story journeys across the globe – from the confines of an English tearoom to the rainforests of a tropical Tryst with Prosperity island via the slums of Dublin and the transgressive fancy dress boutiues of Paris Islands of Mercys a novel that Popular Hits ignites the senses ands a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary n a pitiless worl. ,