[The Imaginary Gentleman [BOOK] Free download Ebook Author Helen Halstead
Helen Halstead ¹ 2 Free downloadSeeing the light depends upon the angle of our visionBilled as a Regency Intrigue this story was taut with suspense Set in England during the Napoleonic wars Laura Morrison is thirty years old the unmarried middle daughter who s parents died when she and her brother and sister were young Her younger sister Elspeth is still in morning for her poor octogenarian husband Their older brother eturned from the war near death Laura nursed him back to health she and Edward have a close elationshipLaura she s a burden to her family she lives in a time when society dictates that an unmarried woman couldn t live alone She doesn t have any prospects for marriage and when she finally meets someone she believes she has an affinity for scandal Alliance Bloodline 1 resultsI thought the characters were well drawn the periodichly portrayed and the mystery interesting The story was suspenseful and the Anna Countess Of The Covenant relationshipsealistic Helen Halstead offers a study in contrast between the A Lost Witch A Modern Witch 7 respect offered to men versus women Laura Morrison is a strong heroine whoeminds me to a certain degree of Jane Eyre This story also brings to mind Deanna Raybourn s Silent in the Sanctuary trilogyI The Greenhaven Encyclopedia Of Greek Amp Roman Mythology really enjoyed this story I hope Ms Halstead will write like it soon I was suprised that I actually enjoyed the book I loved it all the way until the end where I was a little disappointed with theeasoning behind everything I would ecommend it though The heroine meets a very amiable man while she is out walking by. Lyme Regis 1806On the windswept foreshore Laura Morrison has a brief intense meeting with Mr Templeton their third chance encounterFrom that moment he disappears and no one will co. .
The pierThey chat for a while then partsand the heroine goes back to the cottage she is enting with her crippled brother who D Day recentlyeturned from the war and her vain and fashionable sisterShe tries to find out the mans adressbutIt turns out no one knows of him or have seen himOf course she wants to find out the truth of it SO SHE ENLISTS HER BROTHER IN HELPING TO INUIRE she enlists her brother in helping to inuire the whereabouts of the manHer brother and sister thinks she is going insane because she keeps persisting in seeing this mysterious manSoon even the heroine begins to think she might have imagined this gentlemanConjured up a suitable suitor to avoid dealing with her eality as a spinster without too many prospectsAt times I started to suspect the heroine was one of those unreliable narratorsAnd even that she had actually gone madThe author has this way of writing that makes one uneasy at times and she offsets this beautifully by showing the mundane side of life in the egency eraIt heightens the suspense when others also begin to see the heroine as a little bit oddA suspenseful ead I wouldnt call it a gothic precisely but
has shades it I would ecommend Gothic Lolita reading it through to the end to find out the truth Ieally eally enjoyed this book So may Regency omances are focused almost entirely on the characters themselves and whilst Halstead does this she also opens a window to society at the time I m interested in the clothes the food the travel and houses and all the domestic details Will Nfirm ever having seen himLaura isks danger and disgrace to discover the truth Information comes to lightit has shades
Convincing Her Family Sheher family she deluded the gentleman imaginary They conspir. Efinately be seeking out Other Works By This works by this I enjoyed this book the second book written by Helen Halstead The writing is very easy to ead I particularly enjoyed the description of the heroine Laura on the opening page The author has a talent for describing events artistically without going into unnecessary detailHalstead s first book was a Jane Austen seuel and Halstead s affection for Austen is obvious in her writing The plot and characters bear many similiarities to those in Austen s stories particularly Persuasion ie The setting of Lyme the heroine Laura is
similiar to in personality and circumstance The heroine from both books having to deal with languid married sisters There is also a paragraph describing a toothpick case purchased by a young man that is very similar in style to the toothpick case purchased by Robert Ferrars in Sense and Sensebility I am not sure if it is a homage to Austen or an accident I suspect the latter I ended up enjoying this a lot than I thought It all started off pretty badly with the hurdy durdiness of a modern author trying to write in Austen style Weber Carburet Hp774 really irritating me But I kept going and soonealised I needed to know what happened to that damned gentlemanThere were also a few lovely nuggets of nice characterisations and descriptions that made it worthwhile The ending wasn t the best payoff ever but it wasn t a disappointment either I found it had a distinct Midsomer Murders type The Essential Spinoza ring to it A good holidayead. E to force her to marry her cousin Sir Richard Morrison in the belief that marriage will cure her ills Laura begins to doubt her own sanity and agreesThe conspiracy begins to unrav.very similiar to