EBOOK or KINDLE (Lady of the Butterflies) By Fiona Mountain

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  • Lady of the Butterflies
  • Fiona Mountain
  • English
  • 02 May 2018
  • 9781848091658

Fiona Mountain ☆ 5 review

review Lady of the Butterflies ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Woman of her day ever dared to go Her fearless ambition will give her a place in history for all time But it is her passionate heart which will lead her into a consuming love and mortal peril. Author Shows Promise But This Novel Is InconsistantThis is the first novel I ve read by Fiona Mountain and it started out well enough I enjoyed the many details of the period the story begins with a prologue set in 1695 then starts in earnest in 1662 when Eleanor Goodricke is a nine year old girl growing up in the village of Tickenham EnglandMountain does an excellent job setting the place and the politics of the period with details about Roundheads Cavaliers Puritan values and prejudices the conflicts over draining the Fens the tradition of Guy Fawkes Day and beliefs about the natural world including butterfliesThe book itself is beautiful the cover art on the dust jacket the end pages with illustrations of butterflies and the title page with its lovely illustration of butterflies and beautiful lettering The novel is told in four parts the page marking each part of the story is illustrated with butterflies in various stages of development and each chapter has a lovely image reflecting the season the chapter takes place in Even the first letter of every chapter is richly embellished and beautiful I am a reader who appreciates this type of detailUnfortunately the story itself doesn t maintain the same kind of attention to detail While the beginning is very good and shows great promise the uality falls off rather dramatically around page three hundred and fifteen when it seems to turn itself into a romance novel A romance complete with characters whose attraction and chemistry does not come across to the reader events that are unbelievable and lack any feel of authenticity as well as the clich d turn of events that serve only to stretch tension and suspense but which did nothing but disappoint this readerThe ending somewhat redeems the story by elaborating on the relationship between Eleanor and James Petiver the distinguished entomologist I was looking forward to reading about Eleanor s obsession with butterflies and didn t feel very satisfied in that regard the ending does shed light on that aspect of her life However even amid the wonder of science and the fascination with observing metamorphosis there is still a moment where events that unfold will only appeal to fans of the cheesy romance novelI think this author could have a future writing great historical fiction if she decides to abandon the clich d techniues of the romance novelist This was an interesting story and I enjoyed parts of it but was disappointed in the lack of butterflies and the abundance of romance Fans of romance novels will likely love this novel for those readers I would highly recommend this book Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World year old girl growing up in the village of Tickenham EnglandMountain does an excellent job setting the place and the politics of the period with details about Roundheads Cavaliers Puritan values and prejudices the conflicts over draining the Fens the tradition of Guy Fawkes Day and beliefs about the natural world including butterfliesThe book itself is beautiful the cover art on the dust jacket the end pages with illustrations of butterflies and the title page with its lovely illustration of butterflies and beautiful lettering The novel is told in four parts the page marking each part of the story is illustrated with butterflies in various stages of development and each chapter has a lovely image reflecting the season the chapter takes place in Even the first letter of every chapter is richly embellished and beautiful I am a reader who appreciates this type of detailUnfortunately the story itself doesn t maintain the same kind of attention to detail While the beginning is very good and shows great promise the uality falls off rather dramatically around page three hundred and fifteen when it seems to turn itself into a romance novel A romance complete with characters whose attraction and chemistry does not come across to the reader events that are unbelievable and lack any feel of authenticity as well as the clich d turn of events that serve only to stretch tension and suspense but which did nothing but disappoint this readerThe ending somewhat redeems the story by elaborating on the relationship between Eleanor and James Petiver the distinguished entomologist I was looking forward to reading about Eleanor s obsession with butterflies and didn t feel very satisfied in that regard the ending does shed light on that aspect of her life However even amid the wonder of science and the fascination with observing metamorphosis there is still a moment where events that unfold will only appeal to fans of the cheesy romance novelI think this author could have a future writing great historical fiction if she decides to abandon the clich d techniues of the romance novelist This was an interesting story and I enjoyed parts of it but was disappointed in the lack of butterflies and the abundance of romance Fans of romance novels will likely love this novel for those readers I would highly recommend this book

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review Lady of the Butterflies ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free F a Puritan soldier who fears for his brilliant daughter with her dangerous passion for natural history and for butterflies in particularHer reckless courage will take her to places where no. WOW I read this book in two days I couldn t wait to get started on it as soon as I read the book description and found out I was getting an advance reader copy I opened the front cover when I got it and couldn t put it down This author was such a fabulous writer She based the book on fact filled it with such rich history facts on the study of butterflies and how it came about that the women in the book started studying them You felt as if you were there with the characters and the descriptions of the countryside You can t put the book down you are so drawn into the story and can t wait to see what is going to happen next in her life The story at the end of how the writer came across her story Eleanor s how she found out all of the information on her life and that of her husbands children and that of the others in the story is as fascinating as the book itselfIf you don t buy another book this year pick this one up I guarantee whomever you may be you will love this book I wish I could give it than five starsThis book was based on the 17th century life of Eleanor Glanville who grew up on the ancient marshlands of Somerset her life marked by two reckless passions a fascination with natural history and butterflies in particular and a tempestuous love affair with the dashing soldier Richard Glanville a romance that nearly cost her everythingIn a world where butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead Eleanor was regarded as little better than a witch But her story set against a backdrop of war betrayal and sexual obsession is the life of a truly great scientific pioneer a passionate women far ahead of her time Il rogo di Berlino you were there with the characters and the descriptions of the countryside You can t put the book down The Nightingale Girls you are so drawn into the story and can t wait to see what is going to happen next in her life The story at the end of how the writer came across her story Eleanor s how she found out all of the information on her life and that of her husbands children and that of the others in the story is as fascinating as the book itselfIf A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi you don t buy another book this Pleins feux sur le tutu year pick this one up I guarantee whomever Bogwoppit you may be Middle School The Worst Years of My Life you will love this book I wish I could give it than five starsThis book was based on the 17th century life of Eleanor Glanville who grew up on the ancient marshlands of Somerset her life marked by two reckless passions a fascination with natural history and butterflies in particular and a tempestuous love affair with the dashing soldier Richard Glanville a romance that nearly cost her everythingIn a world where butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead Eleanor was regarded as little better than a witch But her story set against a backdrop of war betrayal and sexual obsession is the life of a truly great scientific pioneer a passionate women far ahead of her time

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review Lady of the Butterflies ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Born into a world seething with treachery and suspicion Eleanor Goodricke grows up on the Somerset Levels just after the English Civil Wars heiress to her late mother's estates and daughter o. First of all a complaint regarding so many reviews I ve seen about this book in which the protagonist s name is spelled incorrectly Did you seriously even read the book Did you miss the fact that this book is based on a real person H ello it s Eleanor Glanville How do you read an entire book about someone and then misspell the main character s last name Glanville Say it with me It s not Granville I m embarrassed for youMoving onI don t often do the whole historical romance thing because heaving bosoms isn t generally my thing But this ARC crossed my path and I ran with it and I can honestly say I rather enjoyed it The story traces the life and times of Eleanor Glanville a 17th century entomologist whose particular interest was in butterflies Her interest was encouraged by her father from a young age rather unheard of for the time and her scientific nature got her in some trouble later on in life when her second husband and her first son from her first marriage tried to pass her off as insane You know women shouldn t be all smart and all it makes their menfolk look dumber than they might beThere were a few occasions that I was concerned it would be a little too melodramatic for my tastes When I read historical fiction I want to be able to learn something and Glanville s relationships with men was not what I was interested in discovering Her studies were what drew me into the story but that aspect of her life was often overshadowed by her sexual experiences I know I know sex sells blah blah blahOverall though I was enthralled throughout Fiona Mountain seems to be a fabulous writer with a true interest in telling a story She clearly did research on the politics of the time the day to day life experiences a woman might have at in the 1600s in England even the clothing the characters wore Since this was an ARC I can t comment on the final publication that hit stores this month but even for an ARC I thought it was fantastic If you re into historical fiction historical romances even knock yourself out And if you re just in it for the science and the pretty butterflies like myself you still probably won t be disappointed