Spinster immediately drew me in, and I finished reading it in one day when I should have been doing other work Suzanne s stories are so compelling that I have to make deals with myself if I finish this one task, I can read another chapter Anyway, this is the story of a Clare, who s been rudely jilted by her fianc She decides to go off on her own to the cottage her grandmother bequeathed to her and make a life for herself She promptly meets her neighbor, Meriweather Holcroft, under less than ideal circumstances, but as time goes by they become friends, and Clare helps him overcome his own tragic past. Clean, fun, and still with enough intrigue I didn t want to put it down A very enjoyable read, and even better that I found it on the kindle unlimited selection. Staring Down Life As An Old Maid, Newly Jilted Clare Flees To A Country Home She S Inherited From Her Grandmother She Doesn T Count On Clashing With Her Handsome Neighbor, Whose Gentlemanly Manners And Education Are At Odds With His Workingman S Image As Their Relationship Unfolds, However, She Discovers The Mysterious Meriweather Holcroft Is Not At All What He Appears To Be SpinsterI have enjoyed many other books by this same author, and Spinster was no disappointment I greatly enjoyed this story. In 1890 s England, a jilted woman, Clare, relocates to an abandoned family home to escape the oversight of her family and proximity to her ex Dwelling in a crumbling house to face independence with little money, transportation, skills, or support is realistic in its hurdles Fate makes her the neighbor of an attractive man, Meri, with a vague past When his past fully resurrects, complications develop that must be resolved before their flirtation can be codified as something The protagonists and unveiled antagonists are webbed together for additional tension The story structure is good Though the points of sadness are many, the tenor of the book is persistently sweet and optimistic None of my emotions were stirred indicating that the writing is on skates, even the tragic parts, which makes Spinster ideal for those who like untaxing fiction. The romance part of the story was all right It was very low angst which resulted in oh, ok reactions whenever something occurred or was revealed Needless to say, this plot wasn t the most exciting I did, however, empathize with the h at the beginning of the book She made the best of a bad situation and I had to admire her for that The mystery surrounding the H was very meh It was predictable to a degree and the rest wasn t all that interesting I think the lackluster quality of it was due in part to the way the story was told and the author s writing style Where the author really lost me was when view spoiler they all started trying to solve the mystery of the murders hide spoiler I like the characters in the books by Suzanne G Rogers Nice story, too I highly doubted that her father would have let her live in her grandmother s house or travel unaccompanied even by train I think that was just too unusual for the time and culture Without doing a spoiler, I have to say that I was also disappointed with the quickness and ease of resolution of one of the conflicts in the story However, it was still an enjoyable and quick read. Great bookI have enjoyed everyone of Suzanne s books Her characters are wonderful and the was are engaging She grabs you from the first page and you don t want to stop until you get to the end Clare and Meriweather are two innocent victims caught up in scandals who think they ve lost any chance of love and happiness Clare has been jilted by her longtime fiance, Sterling, and so she heads off to Stroud to inhabit the house she inherited from her grandmother She is prepared to spend her life as a spinster.Meri is her new neighbor and they don t hit it off right away Meri is hiding from his past and is afraid to let anyone get too close Just when he starts to let Clare in, all of his dark secrets catch up to him.Content CleanSource.com Perfect for young adults in search of romance, Suzanne G Rogers Spinster explores the fate of spinsters in 1800s Britain Jilted by her fiance , Clare, at the ripe old age of nearly twenty five, decides to leave the bosom of her family for a small country home left to her by her grandmother Clare feels it would reflect poorly on her younger sister s first Season by attending balls and events after being put on the shelf by her intended What Clare doesn t bargain for, is the intrusion on her property by an unknown neighbor that has dammed up the very spring that feeds Clare s garden and home Furious at this act, Clare attempts to dismantle the small dam in order to restore her cottage to its former self Before long, she begins to feel part of the village and meets Meriweather, a handsome business owner Soon it becomes apparent that there is much to Mr Holcroft than originally meets Clare s sparkling eyes Can Clare really adapt to spinsterhood in a hamlet with intrusive neighbors and gentlemanly merchants Young readers will be treated to a delightful story that illustrates how delicate the social balancing act is in this era.
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- Suzanne G. Rogers
- 09 November 2019 Suzanne G. Rogers