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Madeleine

A beautiful coming of age saga by multi million copy seller Elvi Rhodes perfect for fans of Kitty Neale Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin READERS ARE LOVING MADELEINE Nostalgia at its best STARS A gripping book and extremely well told STARSExcellent page turner STARSWILL ONE CHANCE ENCOUNTER CHANGE HER LIFE F Should have known by the cover Very light women s fiction Old fashioned tosh All You Need Is Less perfect for fans of Kitty Neale Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin READERS ARE LOVING MADELEINE Nostalgia at its best STARS A gripping book and extremely well told STARSExcellent Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) page turner STARSWILL ONE CHANCE ENCOUNTER CHANGE HER LIFE F Should have known by the cover Very light women s fiction Old fashioned tosh

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OREVERMadeleine Bates daughter of a tyrannical and bigoted mill worker and housemaid to the rich Parkinson family spends her life serving the spoilt and spiteful Sophia Parkinson the daughter of the richest mill owner in HelsdonBut beneath her obedient and dutiful exterior lies a passionate fiery and rebe First sentence Walking along the narrow street her hand resting lightly in the crook of George Carter s arm Madeleine was filled to the brim with rebellious thoughts They coursed through her body and tingled in her fingertips until she felt sure that they must be conveyed to the man beside her The sensation was so physical that she found herself compressing her lips into a tight line as if to prevent her feelings spilling out into words words which she knew would surprise even shock George coming from someone on her way home from chapel But then he was easily shocked wasn t he He was so good so upright She doubted if he had ever had a rebellious thought in his life And since he continued to walk along without so much as turning to look at her she doubted that he had the slightest inkling of how she was feeling at this moment Premiseplot Madeleine is a historical romance novel set in the 1850s in Yorkshire Madeleine our heroine is a servant for the Parkinson family Readers are told that this is the wealthiest family in the small town of Helsdon But they only ever mention two possibly three servants a cook Mrs Thomas and Madeleine If there s a butler or stable boy he s never named I wouldn t be surprised if there was one or the other or both But maybe because they don t figure into the story they re not named or mentioned I have a hard time believing that an actually wealthy family at that time would only have two to four servants Madeleine is first and foremost rebellious and angry She s rebelling against her father who is religious and attends chapel whenever its doors are open She s rebelling against the Parkinsons though really her conflict is just with the so called spoiled daughter Sophia with whom she clashes upon occasion Sophia our antagonist if you will is actually spoiled But I couldn t help feeling that I liked her better for the first half of the book Because I d take flighty and vain over rebellious brooding anger and resentment any day Mr Parkinson a mill owner brings home a french man Leon Bonneau who is in a similar line of work in France Sophia falls head over heels in love think Scarlett s obsession with Ashley Madeleine waits upon Mr Bonneau while he is staying there and the two become slightly slightly friendly Though neither is exactly swooning for the otheryet But after a trip abroad goes WRONG Madeleine finds herself uitting that job and taking up work as a weaver at a mill you know as you do Will Madeleine be happier as a mill worker Will Leon and Sophie marry Will the Parkinsons continue to be wealthyMy thoughts I liked this one well enough to keep reading At no point did I say enough is enough is enough I can t stand the characters any But I did have a few thoughts First I think the author must really love Gone With The Wind The dialogue seems a bit modeled after Scarlett O Hara Along with one or two elements Second there is a LOT of cocoa drinking going on You would think that they d be tea drinking Third do romance writers purposely make their characters dim witted so that obstacles loom larger and seem impossible I mean that would be one explanation why things with obvious and mostly easy solutions would seem IMPOSSIBLE AND AGONIZING I d rather believe the characters are silly and dim then the author is unaware Fourth and finally Madeleine seems to be a relatively contemporary woman perhaps born circa 1950 or 1960 than one born in the 1830s She just seems a bit off The other characters perhaps because we don t live inside their minds seem to be a slightly better fit with the 1850s The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 passionate fiery and rebe First sentence Walking along the narrow street her hand resting lightly in the crook of George Carter s arm Madeleine was filled to the brim with rebellious thoughts They coursed through her body and tingled in her fingertips until she felt sure that they must be conveyed to the man beside her The sensation was so Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus physical that she found herself compressing her lips into a tight line as if to His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch prevent her feelings spilling out into words words which she knew would surprise even shock George coming from someone on her way home from chapel But then he was easily shocked wasn t he He was so good so upright She doubted if he had ever had a rebellious thought in his life And since he continued to walk along without so much as turning to look at her she doubted that he had the slightest inkling of how she was feeling at this moment Premiseplot Madeleine is a historical romance novel set in the 1850s in Yorkshire Madeleine our heroine is a servant for the Parkinson family Readers are told that this is the wealthiest family in the small town of Helsdon But they only ever mention two The Doctors Dating Bargain possibly three servants a cook Mrs Thomas and Madeleine If there s a butler or stable boy he s never named I wouldn t be surprised if there was one or the other or both But maybe because they don t figure into the story they re not named or mentioned I have a hard time believing that an actually wealthy family at that time would only have two to four servants Madeleine is first and foremost rebellious and angry She s rebelling against her father who is religious and attends chapel whenever its doors are open She s rebelling against the Parkinsons though really her conflict is just with the so called spoiled daughter Sophia with whom she clashes upon occasion Sophia our antagonist if you will is actually spoiled But I couldn t help feeling that I liked her better for the first half of the book Because I d take flighty and vain over rebellious brooding anger and resentment any day Mr Parkinson a mill owner brings home a french man Leon Bonneau who is in a similar line of work in France Sophia falls head over heels in love think Scarlett s obsession with Ashley Madeleine waits upon Mr Bonneau while he is staying there and the two become slightly slightly friendly Though neither is exactly swooning for the otheryet But after a trip abroad goes WRONG Madeleine finds herself uitting that job and taking up work as a weaver at a mill you know as you do Will Madeleine be happier as a mill worker Will Leon and Sophie marry Will the Parkinsons continue to be wealthyMy thoughts I liked this one well enough to keep reading At no The Collection point did I say enough is enough is enough I can t stand the characters any But I did have a few thoughts First I think the author must really love Gone With The Wind The dialogue seems a bit modeled after Scarlett O Hara Along with one or two elements Second there is a LOT of cocoa drinking going on You would think that they d be tea drinking Third do romance writers Whispers of Feathers purposely make their characters dim witted so that obstacles loom larger and seem impossible I mean that would be one explanation why things with obvious and mostly easy solutions would seem IMPOSSIBLE AND AGONIZING I d rather believe the characters are silly and dim then the author is unaware Fourth and finally Madeleine seems to be a relatively contemporary woman Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal perhaps born circa 1950 or 1960 than one born in the 1830s She just seems a bit off The other characters Entrepreneurial Vernacular perhaps because we don t live inside their minds seem to be a slightly better fit with the 1850s

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Llious spirit And when the dashing Leon Bonneau son of a French wool baron comes to stay with the Parkinsons at their house Mount Royd he cannot help but be drawn to herFrom that moment on everything changes for everyone at Mount RoydMadeleine's story continues in Elvi Rhodes's novel The House of Bonneau I love Madeleine Such a strong characterHer father Joseph is uite a religious fanatic I had to shake my head severally at his fanaticismSophia is just a spoilt hopeless romantic I was a bit appalled by her snobbish attitudeThere were other characters mentioned in the book I don t want to give out spoilersElvis Rhodes writes wellsincerely speaking I love her style of writingHonestly the book is uite long and I didn t get to enjoy it like that The setting shows early time period before the war I struggled to enjoy the bookI am happy Madeleine made a choice for herself and her familyI will give it 4 stars Maybe somebody will enjoy this book than I didI received a complimentary copy of this book from Random House UKTransworld Publishers through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are mine


6 thoughts on “Madeleine

  1. says:

    Should have known by the cover Very light 'women's' fiction Old fashioned tosh

  2. says:

    First sentence Walking along the narrow street her hand resting lightly in the crook of George Carter’s arm Mad

  3. says:

    I love Madeleine Such a strong characterHer father Joseph is uite a religious fanatic I had to shake my head severally at

  4. says:

    Thanks Netgalley and the Publisher I read this book many years ago and had forgotten how good it was Great storyline and great characters thoroughly enjoyed it This author never fails to impress me

  5. says:

    I have read 4 of this author's other books and have enjoyed them all This one left me a bit wanting and I didn't enjoy it as much as

  6. says:

    The best book I've ever read

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