- File Size: 3368 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (December 4, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 4, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B081ZJ5ZP3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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However, even though those things bother me, I commend the author for tackling a serious topic and for giving us a glimpse of what it may have been like for women during that era. I did enjoy when the author introduced Viscount Hartford into the story, I loved his gentle heart. Roderick's Widow is difficult for me to rate. I would give it 4 stars if the conflict between the two main characters hadn't been drawn out. It's a romance, so I would like to see more romance, more gentle and realistic interactions between the hero and heroine. Therefore, I rate it 3.5 stars.
I would recommend Roderick's Widow, but if you are a reader who enjoys a bit more romance in your stories or a reader who likes the hero or heroine to work out their problems as they encounter them, then this book is not for you.
This was a heart-wrenching tale. During this time, it was a husband's right to treat his wife (his property) pretty much any way he liked. There were rules about who thick a stick her could beat her with, assuming anyone over found out. Daughters, in many homes, were looked upon as leeches, costing money. Sons were the important offspring and titles were everything when husband hunting. Character took a distant backseat. Very few people felt the need to intervene in either a marriage or in the treatment of an inmate in Bedlam. Society turned its collective heads away from such unpleasantness. This book may or may not represent and extreme case, but as heartbreaking as it is, there is a huge element of truth. Alice was lucky to escape the cycle and also in her attempts to help others in similar situations. This is a book everyone should read, simply to make themselves aware. I recommend it as creative and different as well a timely and direct.
I received a free ARC of Roderick's Widow from Dragonblade. All opinions and interpretations contained herein are solely my own.
Alice de Grecy is a beautiful, strong and intelligent woman who has gone thru a tremendous amount of loss and turmoil. She has been treated, as most women during this time period, like an animal for sale to the highest bidder. She has endured a great amount of pain and loss du t to uncaring, arrogant and violent men. She has come to a point where trusting is unattainable and what she wants most will never be. Will her life change?
Ross Trelawney is a very handsome, strong and wealthy businessman. He lost his only true love because he thought she wanted a Title. After her marriage to a Titled man, he married a lovely young woman and she gave him a beautiful daughter. He lives with guilt because he never loved this woman and continues to love another. However no matter how much he loves this woman who scorned him, he still harbors anger and agreed with the harsh names and rumors that have been spread about her. Will he ever have peace? Will he find out the truth?
This is the first time that I read a book by this author Emily Royal! I really liked 'Roderick's Widow', her 3rd story in the London Libertines series!
Roderick’s Widow tells the heart-wrenching and emotional story of Alice who was abused physically and mentally by her father and her husband. Seven years ago, her father had denied her the love for a gentle man named Ross. Unfortunately, they parted ways. Her father orders her again to marry a man that will eventually abuse her until his death. Then, she is sent for two years to Bedlam, a place where they drug women who were suffering from mental illness for having disobeyed male figures. Out of Bedlam, she is ridiculed by society and is often called the 'the Deranged Duchess'! However, Alice is a survivor, only time will help her! Heartbroken and fragile, she still manages to help in a shelter for abused women. There she meets again, Ross who is now a widow and the father of Amelia, his young daughter. Meeting again is difficult for both of them. Many ups and downs for this sweet and gentle heroine! Only time will say if love can resume its course. Are Alice and Ross destined to have a happy ending!
I received my copy from KU