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The Splendour Falls por Susanna Kearsley
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The Splendour Falls (original 1995; edição 2014)

por Susanna Kearsley (Autor), Susanna Kearsley (Contribuidor)

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Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird: Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.--Kirkus An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel... Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears--well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a treasure of great price. And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself. A mix of intrigue and adventure...in a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle.--The Winnipeg Free Press Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana.--Chatelaine… (mais)
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Título:The Splendour Falls
Autores:Susanna Kearsley (Autor)
Outros autores:Susanna Kearsley (Contribuidor)
Informação:Sourcebooks Landmark (2014), 386 pages
Colecções:Lidos mas não possuídos
Avaliação:****
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This book was fabulous, ever time I read Susanna Kearsley each book becomes a favorite. ( )
  SharleneMartinMoore | Apr 24, 2021 |
The Splendour Falls by Susana Kearsley.

Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group

Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction

So I don't know what to really say about this book. It was an interesting book, but not at all what I expected. Sometimes that can be a good thing. I read one of Ms. Kearsley's books before, "The Winter Sea" and really loved it. I had hoped that I would love this book as much as I did that one.

The main character of Emily just seems a bit lost throughout this whole book. Going to Chinon in order to treasure hunt along with her cousin Harry seems like a way for Emily to get back involved with people and places after her parent's divorce. FYI Emily is not a teenager, she is a grown woman acting as if the entire world has gone crazy.

She finds herself drawn to a man, but doesn't want to be pulled in by him because she can tell with one look into his eyes that he would be about real love and commitment. Yes, us women hate those things.

I don't really know what to make of Emily. At times she just seems to find herself wandering aimlessly around Chinon or with her fellow companions from the hotel. She always seems to find hidden meaning in everything that she sees and she feels like something terrible could have maybe happened to Harry, though there's no evidence that anything did.

The plot of the book I thought initially would tie in better to the history of Chinon and King John (yes that King John) and his Queen Isabelle. I have no idea why there was even a prologue dealing with them and their "treasure". Once you find out what the treasure is I think you may roll your eyes. I did. A few times. Additionally, a French girl named Isabelle who lived in Chinon during World War II is part of the present day plot and has more to do with the story than the one dealing with King John and Queen Isabelle. Mystery sets in when Emily is still searching for her cousin and starts to become afraid that something happened to him once he reached Chinon.

The pacing was all over the place too. I think that because we had so many cast of characters and each one had their own motivations, issues, that a lot of pages were just wasted with a character talking to Emily about something and she would say "ahh I understand it all now". No not really, but it started to seem that way. For example, when Emily somehow clues into one of the characters having an affair with someone else I was just baffled at her reasoning. It made no sense to me and I am still wondering how this one character managed to do so since his "partner" on this trip was a stage five clinger.

I had a problem keeping up with what this book was supposed to be. I found myself getting bored with the book and honestly don't know what it was supposed to be really. A romance book with a mystery or a mystery book with just a hint of romance? The overall mystery of where was Emily's cousin Harry was just nonsensical when we get to the final reveal. I can't even with the other mystery that Emily got involved with and the final denouement with that as well. This book changed halfway through from being what I thought would be an exploration of Chinon and the history of King John and Queen Isabelle to a murder mystery plot that I think even Poirot would have passed on as being too simplistic. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
Read a lot like an Agatha Christie book and not as good as the authors other works. ( )
  Fortunesdearest | Apr 10, 2020 |
I am so glad I started the new year off with this book! I LOVED it. This is the type of novel that when you get to the end you really don't want the story to be over. I was enchanted by the setting, loved the characters, enthralled by the mystery, the history and the story. It was true bliss. Highly recommend! ( )
  Thelmajean | Jan 9, 2020 |
Emily Braden expects to meet her cousin Harry in Chinon--a vacation for her, historical research for him. Harry has a tendency to wander off, so Emily isn't concerned at first to find herself on her own. At first she makes friends easily with the guests and staff at the Hotel de France, unfortunately, things begin to take an ugly twist. ( )
  cfk | Jul 30, 2019 |
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Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird: Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.--Kirkus An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel... Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears--well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a treasure of great price. And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself. A mix of intrigue and adventure...in a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle.--The Winnipeg Free Press Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana.--Chatelaine

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