Release date - 9th August 2017
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - HQ Digital
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank the author, Annabel Fielding, for providing me with a copy of this book for review through Netgalley.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
A story of class, scandal and forbidden passions in the shadow of war. Perfect for fans of Iona Grey, Gill Paul and Downtown Abbey.
England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household.
Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.
Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…
A PEARL FOR MY MISTRESS is a historical story, a romance, and a tale of intrigue all rolled up together in one complete package, with characters that will get under your skin.
It's 1934 in England and Hester Blake has found herself in the employ of the Fitzmartins of the esteemed Hebden Hall. But as times are tough, it is not long before Hester realises how much the great family is struggling as most of the house remains shut up, and parcels of land are sold off to the highest bidder. But none of that matters as Hester falls for her precious charge, Lady Lucy, who will lead her into a new world that will change so much for her ...
This richly detailed and researched historical story covers many important topics from that time - class divide, fascism, the imminent war, the treatment of women - in such an effortless way that it never feels like it is too much information, but just an underlying layer of the plot itself. The characters, while not always likeable, are realistic of that time and bring a real level of truth to the narrative that shines through on every page. The story is steadily-paced as we get to know the ins and outs of Hester and Lucy's personalities and the settings come alive throughout.
If you are looking for a historical novel with a spark of something different then A PEARL FOR MY MISTRESS by Annabel Fielding is definitely for you.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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