- Gebundene Ausgabe: 638 Seiten
- Verlag: Thorndike Pr; Auflage: Large Print. (15. Dezember 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1410431266
- ISBN-13: 978-1410431264
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,8 x 14,7 x 2,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
She Walks in Beauty (Thorndike Christian Historical Fiction) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Großdruck, 15. Dezember 2010
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During New York City's Gilded Age . . .
The game is played amid banquets and balls.
The prize is a lifetime of wealth and privilege.
The rules will test friendships and
the desires of a young woman's heart.
Clara Carter is the social season's brightest star . . . but at what cost? -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Siri Mitchell, author of A Constant Heart and Love's Pursuit, has written six novels, two of which were named Christy finalists. A graduate from the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She and her family currently reside in the D.C. metro area. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Allerdings zeigt Siri Mitchell in ihrem Roman nicht nur "die gute, alte Zeit" , sonder lässt uns auch einen Blick auf die Kehrseite der Medallie werfen.
Ein gelungenes Werk!!!
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Clara is a bright, intelligent woman who dreams of going to Vassar College. She lives with her wealthy, but distant and somewhat mysterious father and prickly aunt - an ambitious and socially-driven woman who is determined to help her niece marry the "catch of the ton" - Franklin de Vries. Clara is socially-anxious and is constantly concerned with what she should do and say. A welcome relief to her circle is Harold de Vries, the congenial younger brother. Her lifelong friend, Lizzie, is also a lifeline to her in this foreign land of intrigues and alterior motives.
The supporting characters are just as interesting! How did her father really earn his fortune? Were the de Vries really responsible for ruining the Carter fortune decades ago? Is a marriage between Franklin and Clara for revenge?
My ONLY regret is that I finished this book in one day and now there is no more! Siri Mitchell is a breath of fresh air in Christian Fiction. These characters are fresh, the storyline is unique and ingenuitive. And Siri is a genius. Do yourself a favor. Buy DON'T BORROW this book. You'll want to read it again.
I found this to be a fascinating step into debutants and high society in 1891 New York. This turned out to be a page-turner for me. I did find a few scanning errors. The first sentence of chapters tended to have a letter left out of some word, like “dresed” for “dressed,” “wek” for “week,” and “slep” for “sleep.” “Would” was used once for “wouldn”t,” “Hary” for “Harry,” and “Miss Carter!”s” for “Miss Carter’s.” There were sections of blank spaces in the middle of some chapters. It didn’t make sense to me that Clara’s father would readily admit all the seedy thing he was involved with to his seventeen-year-old daughter. But I still found the novel mesmerizing.
This is more than a Victorian-era romance story; it is quite educational about that period of time, and particularly about the lives of upper class women. Although the first half of this novel might feel a little slow after a time, it is definitely a "set-up." Clara, the main character, would be a more liberated woman (oh, how she longs to lose the corset, but she is, literally, tied into it!), if only her family would allow her to figure out what she wants. A domineering aunt orchestrates every aspect of Clara's Season/Coming Out in New York City of 1891. There are family secrets to be discovered that will eventually allow Clara to become free of the constraints of the society of her time -- a society that proclaims a lack of importance for women to learn, grow, express themselves, and have an opinion. Loved this book -- both times I read it. Love the author's notes about her research of the time period.
*I reviewed this book for Bethany House*