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Stacia M. Brown ( kindle ) The Glovemaker

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It is 1649 Charles I has been beheaded Cromwell is running the country and a new law targeting unwed mothers and lewd women has been passed A law that presumes that anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder When a dead infant is found buried behind the Smithfield slaughterhouse all. Accidents of Providence was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15 starsAccidents of Providence is a historical fiction novel which tells the story of Rachel Lockyer s arrest after she is accused of killing a newborn child that was found buried in the woods The novel started off a little dry and the storyline wasn t in the least bit interesting but I suppose that should be expected with historical fiction There was a bit of a mystery going on so that helped make it intriguing The investigator in charge of the case goes through deposing the witnesses involved for the first few chapters and then it delves into the romance of Rachel and William Walwyn This was my major problem with the book this supposed remarkable love story between these two was extremely lacking William was a married man with FOURTEEN children and Rachel was an unmarried woman but other than William caring for Rachel out of simple obligation and his continued desire to sleep with her I couldn t see the love The overall writing style of the novel was very hard to read in large uantities I found myself continuously having to take breaks from it because my brain was having trouble comprehending The writing style is very 16th Century England and isn t modernized like many historical fiction novels Some of the lines were just plain strange Fixing her attention on the horizon of his face she distracted herself by trying to name all the sounds creatures make when they are in trouble She ran the noises around in her head She wished she too could roar and whistle and screech and bleat and rattle and all those other noises a woman could not make unless she wanted the world to declare her an animal a creature of unreason a dreamer of false dreams I m sorry what By the end That subtle mystery that kept me reading Well suffice it to say it didn t exist The revelation of what happened to the child was exactly what was expected and it was sad but I was definitely expecting Then the author decides to throw a curve ball that was just strange and by the end it felt like everything had come full circle and there was absolutely no point to anything Very disappointed

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S an investigation public trial and unforgettable characters gouty investigator Thomas Bartwain fiery Elizabeth Lillburne and her revolution chasing husband Huguenot glover Mary Du Gard and others Spinning within are Rachel and William their remarkable love story and the miracles that come to even the commonest liv. This novel made me smell 17th century London and feel the coarse fabrics worn by the poor people rubbing over my skin in the muddy marketplace It made me hear the vendors shouting and the dogs barking The story made me choke with anxiety for the fate of the protagonist No cancel that the fate of the heroine Because the way she stands up to society is nothing less than heroic the so because she s alone in the world Brown s books never leave you alone Once you ve read them you can t unread them ever again And that s a good thing What s exceptional to me is the way she places you in the environment not only the smells and sounds and sights of the time but also the way people speak act and thinkAnd below the entire course of the story like an underground river runs the presence absence of her dead childHeart wrenching

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Fingers point to thirty nine year old glover's assistant Rachel Lockyer A fiercely independent woman Rachel has been carrying on an affair with a married man a one time political agitator with a radical group known as The Levelers Though no one knows for certain that Rachel was even pregnant she is arrestedSo come. I was kindly supplied with this book by Netgalley to review I ve had some great reads through there and discovered some super new authors What attracted me to read this one was the description which likened it to Fingersmith and The Dress Lodger both books I really loved The cover looks enticing and the basic principal of the storyline sounds interestingI wanted to love this too I really did but sadly it missed the mark completely Its a historical account of an investigation into a dead baby found buried in the 17th century when concealing the death of an illegitimate child was classed as murderI failed to engage with the heroine Rachel Lockyear in fact all the characters were 2 dimensional the story line is disjointed and dull and the writing style is turgid and difficult to get into There are a few bald Americanisms thrown into this story supposedly set in 1600s London and I got absolutely no sense of place or time both of which could have been painted so descriptivelyIt was pretty darned awful in every way and the nauseatingly sentimental and lengthy scenes of alleged romance and love failed to stir my passion leaving me yawning and longing for a mug of cocoaI fail to see how anyone could even loosely mention it in the same breath as the 2 aforementioned books to which its compared as there truly is NO comparison By the way if you did enjoy Fingersmith and the Dress lodger and want a good recommendation of something similar let me urge you to try SlammerkinI m so disappointed not to be able to give this a great review and feel sure it will appeal to some readers just not readers who will be expecting something on the lines of Fingersmith as I was


10 thoughts on “The Glovemaker

  1. says:

    Poorly written puffed up drivel Barely a plot What a dry way to look at politics in the 1640s not sure if it's a boring period of history or the author just couldn't deliver Felt no excitement no sadness attachment or sympathy towards Rachel O

  2. says:

    Accidents of Providence was kindly provided to me by Netgalley for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt15 starsAccidents of Providence is a historical fict

  3. says:

    Another 2012 release the second one in the Read A Thon and from Netgalley When it comes to reading I'm one of those few people that can say I

  4. says:

    I was kindly supplied with this book by Netgalley to review I've had some great reads through there and discovered some super new authors What attracted me to read this one was the description which likened it to Fingersmith and The Dress Lodger both books I really loved The cover looks enticing and the basic pr

  5. says:

    Seventeenth century London Apprentice Rachel Lockyer has been arrested for the murder of her newborn child reported by her own mistress the glovemaker Mary du Gard who saw her burying the baby in the woods Thomas Bartwain criminal inv

  6. says:

    5 stars for this interesting and excellent work of historical fiction from 1649 London It's about a woman accused of killing her newborn baby It follows the the eventsthe laws of that period of history the trial and what can go wrong and right

  7. says:

    It is the middle of the 1600's and in Cromwell's Puritan England a law has been passed to prevent the Destroying and murdering of the children of unmarried woman I have long been fascinated with the Puritans their strange relationship with God where everything pleasurable is a considered a sin and woman on the fringes are looked on with suspicion The character of Rachel is one that will stay with me for a long time she is so multifaceted

  8. says:

    This novel made me smell 17th century London and feel the coarse fabrics worn by the poor people rubbing over my skin in the muddy marketplace I

  9. says:

    It's 1649 in England Charles I has been beheaded his family fleeing to the continent and Oliver Cromwell's conservative Protestants have taken over the country There's religious turmoil with suppression of Catholicism and some residual political turmoil in the country with Cromwell supporters' suppression of the Levellers and Diggers radical political groups advocating euality tolerance and religious freedomThis novel

  10. says:

    Review originally posted on BlogcriticscomAn open and shut case That’s what the prosecutor said She murdered the infant and she will hang Infant murder trials uite prevalent in seventeenth century England were akin to the

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