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Dancing on the Wind #2020

Dancing on the Wind I am going to die she thought It is sunny and the whole of London is happy and joyous because I am going to die The great Marquess herself had come to enjoy the show Speech Speech roared the crowd P

  • Title: Dancing on the Wind
  • Author: Sarah Chester Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dancing on the Wind By Sarah Chester Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton, I am going to die, she thought It is sunny, and the whole of London is happy and joyous because I am going to die The great Marquess herself had come to enjoy the show Speech Speech roared the crowd Polly raised her hands and the crowd fell silent My lords, ladies, and gentlemen, said Polly from the foot of the gallows Why is it that such as I who am poor an I am going to die, she thought It is sunny, and the whole of London is happy and joyous because I am going to die The great Marquess herself had come to enjoy the show Speech Speech roared the crowd Polly raised her hands and the crowd fell silent My lords, ladies, and gentlemen, said Polly from the foot of the gallows Why is it that such as I who am poor and have nothing should hang for a petty theft when such as she, here Polly paused and pointed straight toward the woman who d captured her Mrs Blanchard, that abbess of Covent Garden, can commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again, and yet go free With those words Polly said her farewells and at last, I bid you good day, my friends We shall meet again For such as you who enjoy a spectacle such as this will surely roast in hell ABOUT THE SERIES Determined heroines run the gamut from those who set out by running a confectioners sweet shop to others who are willing to disguise themselves as boys to get by and do what they have to do Whatever the matter, the Regency series brings us heroines of style, grace, and determination women who are not afraid to use their smarts to seek the stature or standing they feel they need They may come from humble beginnings or not, depending but what these heroines share is a determination unmatched that leaves us turning page after page as we follow them in their dance ABOUT THE AUTHOR From 1977 to the early 1990s, Marion Chesney wrote over one hundred romance novels Now writing as M C Beaton, she is the bestselling award winning author of two internationally successful mystery series HAMISH MACBETH and AGATHA RAISIN She lives in the United Kingdom.

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    1. It s written by M.C Beaton, but under the name of Sarah Chester It doesn t feel like a typical Beaton romp A stronger heroin in a Dickensian like darker world.

    2. Rarely have I seen an author work so tirelessly to wedge every conceivable tidbit of research and article of discovery they have made while studying an era, into the plot of their novel As a work of fiction this is really stretching the boundaries of the regency formula the focus is entirely on the heroine and her plight, with rather cursory involvement from her hero and an extremely delayed expression of interest from either party For a long while, I wondered if I had been misled was this a rom [...]

    3. Moll Flanders, only not depressing Would make an awesome Masterpiece Theater series Whomever designed the cover for this audio edition should be fired, since this is a late 18th century setting and the cover illustration is over a hundred years off, fashion wise Sympathetic but quirky protagonist, detailed look at several levels of 18th century English society, and believable characters all around There are several points in this meaty story that a lesser novel would have saved for the action pa [...]

    4. Very little forward motion but a lot of side storiesIt s a delicate balance to tell a story about someone s life and yet not build the character into a likable one Then as we followed her cohorts they have incredible story arcs but abandon Polly in her tine of need There is never any love allowed to bloom between Polly her rescuer either Poorly done sadly

    5. Although this at first seems like the usual Regency romance with all the cliched elements poor orphaned girl travels to London to seek work, falls in with bad companions including an evil brothel owner , is rescued by nobleman, is revealed to be heiress to aristocratic family and lives happily ever after Those elements are all there but what the author does with them is amazing and makes this a story I couldn t put down Just when you thought our heroine was safe and her life on track, she s off [...]

    6. This wasn t my favorite of the Marion Chesney intrigue romances I didn t find the main character, Polly Jones, very likeable In theory, I should have liked her Robin Hood attitude of steal from the rich and give to the poor, but somehow, she just came across as annoying Of course, I didn t want her to be hanged for thievery But, I also didn t find her very sympathetic This was one of the longer Marion Cheney books, and so I was hoping for development between Polly and the Marquess of Canonby, h [...]

    7. L ho infilato tra pi impegnative letture vittoriane e non di questo scorcio di vacanze, come si pilucca qualche cioccolatino tra un pasto e l altro Mi ha piacevolmente sorpreso in un numero di pagine confortevolmente ampio finalmente , ho potuto assaporare una storia d a e di avventure degna della migliore Heyer, compiacendomi di ritrovare qua e l reminiscenze della Piccola Fadette , di Tom Jones , di Belinda Come ringraziamento per il delizioso svago che stavolta la Chesney Beaton mi ha procura [...]

    8. I hate it when the heroine is down and out and destitute and treated badly by just about everyone Her mother denied her and gave her away to be killed as a baby,she got kicked out of her gardian s home when her gardian died, a madam kidnapped, rob, drugged and sold her Then she was homeless and jobless When she finally got a job she was rubbed up against and leered at, the list went on and on I stop reading before they arrested her for stealing.

    9. Polly James story from village foundling to lady is extraordinary Her passion for life, her ability to keep going when all the odds seem against her, even surviving the hangman s noose makes for thrilling and entertaining reading This is one light romance that packs quite a punch, evocatively captures the period of white slavery, drudgery, wily conscription into the navy and transportation to America and Australia.

    10. In the end it was too unbelievable and a tad repellent Sentenced to hang twice Houdini escapes from both In and out of brothels The heroine is a scoundrel without a heart of gold, or a moral compass The hero is self absorbed and mildly repellent There s not much to like here OTOH it s better written ie less cliched than usual So 2.

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