Confessions of a Courtesan Kindle Edition
|Length: 304 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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About the Author
- File size : 2730 KB
- Publication date : October 10, 2011
- ASIN : B005UNWLSQ
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,754 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Lizzy is as steadfast as her literature namesake and she is a women who has heart and warmth in a business where it is every woman for herself. Her breaking her own rule of never falling in love is surprising and dangerous. Rooting for Elizabeth to make it through the pitfalls of age, fortune and time is easy. The story never flags and the pace keep you interested. The whims of fortune that takes Elizabeth off the street and makes her a part of the great or important men of her time gives you a snapshot of the Georgian era. I cannot recommend this story enough.
1. The perspective of character. Its really rare in regency romances for the main character to be a courtesan. 99% of these regency romances follow such a formulatic pattern you could just switch the names out of the characters and change a few royal titles and have the same book with a different name.
2. The characters are well fleshed out and likable. I found myself cringing thinking of how the main character became to be in her profession but indeed she ended up on the better end of the spectrum of the profession she joined. I was cheering for her when she decided she wanted to be the BEST courtesan in all of England. I even liked the male characters who she interacted with - even some of her clients.
3. The plot isn't predictable. There are twists and turns I didn't see coming at all.
So yes this is a book I will be keeping on my Kindle to reread as I think thats the measure of a good book- if you desire to reread it or wish for a sequel in the series.
Top reviews from other countries
The book takes us through Lizzie's affairs with men of importance - showing the glamorous but sordid life led by Cyprians during this era.
Charles Fox is brought to life and his sweet tolerant charm is a perfect foil for the kindly Mrs Armistead.
I hope this writer chooses other historical characters to write about - although we have quite a few books about Nell Gwynn I think this author could do her justice.
I felt as though I had been transported through history and greatly enjoyed reading of times where freedom and fun had not given way to modern po faced morality.
A wonderful love story where trust and loyalty are pitted against the morals of the day.
Readable story, quite interesting; but doesn't grab the reader's attention. Some of the US spellings are irritating, when this story is set in Georgian England! (draft, colored, paneled, practicing, skillful, favors, gotten) Other spellings are just weird (some'ut, haypennies - summat, ha'pennies) Even so, I reached the end, so it must be ok, hence 3 stars.