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I felt as if I was right there witnessing the story and the characters were very real to me.
In this exceptionally well-written novel, author Gaynor Arnold has captured the Victorian era, insights into Dicken's life and a story of a marriage of its time.
I've been trying to think of the reasons I didn't love this book, and I'm coming up empty-handed.
I found this book very interesting as it looks into the marriage of one of the most famous authors. You never suspect from the outside what really goes on with the relationships... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Va. Master Gardener
Great story line. I really enjoyed the multifaceted characterization. I learned about life in a different time period and different culture. Read morePublished 4 months ago by daryle wohlleber
i thoroughly enjoyed this
novel about the lives about the lives of charles dickens and his wife. it was pure fiction, bur, very entertaining and engrossing. Read more
That the book is an uncorrected proof copy was not made known before I made the purchase. Otherwise, I would not have ordered. I haven't read the book yet.Published 9 months ago by Margaret Welch
Loved this book! A fascinating interplay between the characters, and looking at their relationships from the different points of view.Published 10 months ago by Cindy
Well written, but the supposedly based on fact goes too far out to be believable. Some of the scenes left me with a smirk on my face. More fiction than fact in my view.Published 14 months ago by Marilyn Coleman
Apart from having no previous knowledge of the life and marriage of Charles Dickens, as well as stumbling with some of the vocabulary, I found the tale enthralling and was... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jesica Jones
The story was an interesting picture of an abused wife and cruel egotistical husband. About 200 pages would have been enough. Read morePublished 16 months ago by vicki Parker
I didn't realize Dickens was quite so self-centered and paranoid. His treatment of women was especially disturbing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jean Rausch