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- Print Length: 390 pages
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- Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing (March 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IZ1D0DK
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Adela at first seems to be a carefree, independent, bold woman, who loves to speak her mind. However, as the novel progresses, she soon shows her true colors. She is vain. She cares a lot about her own beauty, and she judges and makes fun of others who are not as beautiful as her. She is also cold, calculating, power-hungry and ruthless. She does not care about the harm she causes in others, and leaves them on the roadside if they are of no use to her, for she is focused on her own goal. Adela is the person spinning the web and all the other characters become entangled in the web she spins.
I found that it is because of these reasons that I did not like Adela, the protagonist. Adela is a hard woman to like, and she is hard to trust. The story also focuses on Antony, who is Adela’s former art tutor and an admirer of Adela. Sometimes, reading from his perspective feels like a very nice reprieve because it takes the focus off of Adela for a little bit.
Overall, it is a very well-written story. The setting is beautifully well--developed that helps us understand the plot and Adela’s motives. Although the main character is not likeable, the author makes up for it by having a fast-paced and interesting plot. She keeps the reader eager to read what happens next. Adela reminds me of other literary ambitious gold diggers like Holly Golightly, Scarlett O’Hara, and Becky Sharp. This book will appeal to readers who love historical fiction, royal romances, and a female gold digger as the protagonist. The book is also recommended for fans of Vanity Fair, Gone With The Wind, and Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
(Note: Recived a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
The poor ladies maid tries to keep her out of trouble and in good graces, but she never listens.
Was a good read, I want to thank Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for letting me read this book for free for an honest review.
I love reading all kinds of books and I was really glad when asked to review this book. I have been wanting to read another Historical romance for quite a while now. Adela is a young girl around the age of seventeen by the end of the story. By the end of the book I had to keep reminding myself of how young she still was. She went through so much in this book that it made her seem older then her physical age.
At the beginning of the book Adela's constant chatter made it hard to get through at times, but I would just have to remind myself that this is a young girl with hardly anyone to talk to. She lives in a remote village that is filled mostly with sheep. Her incense chatter does quiet down a bit as she gets to the bigger city's, so it did get easier to read. Adela is very ambitious and wants to go far in life and won't let anything or anyone stand in her way. She is very intelligent in most cases but at some points she is also very naive. Which I think she realizes a bit at the end of the book when she is stuck between dealing with a recent death and that of court life.
I think a lot of the side characters helped form the story rather then the main character Adela. If it weren't for the side characters I would have lost interest fast. I really enjoyed Lettice who is Adela's friend and caretaker. She was the voice of reason which Adela needed a lot through out this story though she hardly ever listened. When Adela first meets with Antony a painter, I thought there could be something there, something that would push her to marry for love instead of a title. But as the story continued I thought Antony deserved better, though of course the characters never listen to me when I am reading, for the most part. When Adela meets Edward, I really cheered this couple on. I mean they both cared for another and they were both ambitious and understood one another. I really liked their relationship with one another.
The plot its self was very good and well thought out. I thought there would be more tension in the plot at the beginning when Adela finds herself gaining the attentions of an unwanted man. But she is soon whisked away into another problem.That was another part where she seemed super naive, she never thought a married man would ever touch her with out her permission. I so wanted to shake her at that point and tell her how much danger she was putting herself in. I know in that kind of setting these things probably happened and girls at that age don't think of things like that especially back in those days.
I will say I am highly intrigued to find out what happens in the next book. And see what sort of trouble Adela will find in the new world. If that is indeed where the next book is headed. Never know. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Adela Tilden has ambition. Although young and having been sheltered in the country, she is able to quickly rise from the position of future Baroness to Queen. It is unclear whether her good fortune comes from her beauty, her wits or the charmed copper bracelet she wears. Her power to seduce and manipulate men at court alienates those around her leaving her with few friends. Antony Fletcher, Adela's former art instructor, is caught under her spell and follows along in her wake as a lone constant. How high will Adela's ambition take her and where will she find true happiness?
This story began slowly for me yet ended too soon. I did not like the heroine initially. She seemed spoiled and vain yet as I worked my way through the book I found myself sympathetic towards her and hoping that she would find whatever she was looking for. I felt for the character of Antony, trying to balance his obsession with Adela yet protect himself from her decisions. This story reminded me somewhat of Vanity Fair.
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