Not so interestingThe first few books were gripping but I found this one too far fetched and redictable It is the first one I have not enjoyed If this had been the first book of the series I would have never read any of them The characters were not likeable and boring One wonders who her role models are for so many unattractive dysfunctional and insensitive human beings for her characters Found my new guilty read Lovely combination of Maeve Binchy and Penny Vincenzi Will endeavor to read all 22 books following the Morland dynasty I just gobble
This Stuff Up D stuff up D generally enjoy this series but one thing I hate about it is
When A Character Suddenly Starts a character suddenly starts in a way that s completely opposite of how they were depicted reviously Charlotte s husband and Venetia s father After supporting Charlotte s hospital work and nursing in the Crimea Oliver suddenly becomes a domestic tyrant in this book Wh. 1870 High Victorian Age; Franco Prussian WarGeorge inherits Morland Place just before his majority and though he believes himself than eual to the challenge he falls victim to the enniless .
At the actual F After the Franco Prussian War one of the young Morland women resolves to become a doctor Not an impossible task in Victorian England but a difficult one Meanwhile other family members have their own troubles This started off a bit slowly but improved with Venetia s
story The last 100 or so ages was very dramatic As always I highly recommend starting this series The last 100 or so ages was very dramatic As always I highly recommend starting this series the beginning in order to understand the various interrelationships between the characters Therefore my
REVIEWSYNOPSIS IS HIDDENVIEW SPOILERIT IS 1870 is hiddenview spoilerIt is 1870 a new younger generation of Morlands takes center stage in this book After his father s death George assumes the role as lord of the manor and uickly marry His new bride is uick to take over management of the house with many changes especially to the lives of the younger childrenIn London Charlotte s daughters Venetia and Olivia have very different ambitions despite all. Ut determined Miss Turlingham He marries her against advice and embarks on a spending spree the estate cannot afford to satisfy his new bride In London Charlotte's daughter Venetia inspired
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles ✓ 6 reviewThe obstacles in her way Venetia wishes desperately to become
a doctor while Olivia happily settles for an appointment at court serving the ueen for four months at a timedoctor while Olivia happily settles for an appointment at court serving the ueen for four months at a time spoiler the continuing saga of the moorland family Benedict dies in Egypt and George inherits moorland he marries Alfreda Turlingham whose brother kit runs up a lot of debts Venetia would like to become a doctor but is unable to find a lace as she is a woman Venetia gets a place at st agthas but she does not use her roper at st agthas but she does not use her roper Henerietta George s sister marries a mr fortescue Kit dies in terrible circumstances At this oint things are getting very complicated in the Morland family line I m missing the order of the manor itself The storyline in this episode seems very similar to one set earlier The wife doesn t like the Morlands has married for unaltruistic reasons etc Much better than the reviews and summary made it sound. Y what she witnessed in Berlin during the Franco Prussian war is determined to become a doctor But society is not ready to let women join the rofession and her struggle seems doomed to failu. ,