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    Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI read this book for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2017 Reading Challenge For info about what this is, click here.The best question to ask yourself before picking up this novel is Did I enjoy Daphne du Maurier s REBECCA MENFREYA is REBECCA redux a romance about a young, insecure woman who doesn t feel as if she deserves the man who whisks her away to the magnificent house of her dreams and also a mystery, involving death, murder, secrets, and an insidious other woman.Honestly, it s magnificent how so many of Victoria Holt s or Jean Plaidy s or Philippa Carr s they re all the same novels are good, considering how quickly she churned them out Granted, there are some rather glaring misses on her repertoire, but the bijous outweigh the blights I keep coming back to her again and again, which says something because quite often there s no sex, and often no romance even until the very end I come for the atmosphere, and the layers of mystery and strange events, with the Eyresque heroine at the focal point of it all, steadfastly navigating through the oddities terrors.Harriet Delvaney is an interesting and sympathetic character because unlike so many other gothic heroines, she isn t beautiful she s plain with good but unremarkable features, and a limp Her father resents her, since her mother died in childbirth, and at one point she actually attempts to run awayto Menfreya, where she s friends with the Menfreys, especially their children Bevil and Gwennan Those names, though omg The Menfrey s are everything she wishes she was beautiful, mysterious, with a rich, epic family history that is both dark and romantic and doomed.As Harriet grows older, she becomes clever, sarcastic, and bitter She s in love with Bevil, but his ease with women makes her heartbroken and insecure Various people around her die in unpleasant ways, diminishing the already small circle of people who care about her at all She gets and involved with the Menfreys, and her fascination with them continues even when they tumble off their respective pedestals to reveal the flaws in their seeming perfection And even when she does finally marry, it isn t what she expects her marriage is plagued with insecurities and suspicions that her husband only married her for her fortune, that he s seeing other women on the side, and, toward the end, that someone might actually be trying to murder her to steal her husband MENFREYA is probably one of my favorite Holt novels to date There s a lot of emotion in this book, and passion too Harriet is a great heroine, who is selfish but also smart, and whose insecurities actually feel relatable Bevil is a typical gothic hero, in the sense that you re never 100% sure whether he s hero or villain until the end The difference, I think, is that Bevil s sinister attributes were realistic, like his cold anger and tendency towards mockery and there s a rape forced seduction scene in here, that s of the blink and you ll miss it variety The atmosphere of this book, which is set in Cornwall, is so gloomy and dramatic, but romantic and a little fanciful Honestly, it s like you took Dodie Smith s I CAPTURE THE CASTLE and du Maurier s REBECCA and mashed them up to glorious effect A must read especially if you re a fan of Holt already, like me.Here s a picture of the lovely hard cover I had with my fancy Pokemon card bookmark

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    3.5 stars This is one that I had to take a break from because it was so freaking depressing The first half of the book focuses on the heroine s childhood and all the events that made it such a sad existence You have to read it too or you won t understand the power of events that happen in her adulthood well, you could but it won t have nearly the same impact I imagine The second half of the book perks right up, but I read it constantly on edge and in a straight out state of anxiety when the OW stuff started up I could really feel the influence of her upbringing on her interpretation of situations as well as how hard of a hit she took to her self image and security after each questionable event Not all of the doubts could be blamed on her own perceptions Some of the characters just egged you on to believe the worst People you admired and looked up to with the heroine s eyes of child in the first half of the book start showing their warts after her marriage, making you want to just smack a person at times.The hero, although never squeaky clean, turns out to be a darker character than we thought and makes you wonder just what he s capable of or will be in the future I really wonder if this is the type of man someone with her security issues should be married to There s a back story of ancient ancestors which influence where the mind goes plus there s that out of the blue surprise tacked on at the end that Holt likes so well.If you like uber angsty read depressing gothics that leave you wondering what is really in store for the future for the H h, then this one should fit the bill.

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    I have just joined this blog, because of this book Loved it so much as a young woman Victoria Holt books set the stage for my teen and early adult love life Wanted the drama, romance and gothic setting I married, finally, 30 years later, to a man from England I have a ranch instead of a castle He does not ride the horses but he saves me each day from myself and others.I ll never forget the LAST line something like this nothing s quite as beautiful and Manfreya in the morning The unanswered angst is still deep inside of me.

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    gnashing teeth First of all Bevil I m sorry, every time I read his bloody name in my head it was Weevil Worst name for a romantic lead Which is appropriate I suppose since he s a rapist view spoiler At one point, Harriet is convinced that he s having an affair with Jessica, and when she tries to get the truth from him, he responds to her attitude with physical violence The implication is that after beating her, he has sex with her while she s pleading with him to stop Harriet says that it shattered her hide spoiler

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    Holt s male characters rarely come alive for me, although Bevis does so than the guys in the last few I ve read But her heroines often have a headstrong friend who reminds me of one of my own dear friends, and Gwennan is one of those, so I enjoy the relationship between Gwennan and Harriet although not so thrilled at how it ends.Read this first in the Reader s Digest Condensed version, some forty years back, and it s interesting to compare the two I m not sure if I have a preference, but if memory serves, the differences are significant The full book has a darker tone, for sure This is true to the classic gothic style of the 60 s and 70 s than some of Holt s are Holt generally includes a house that s nearly a character in its own right, but in this book the heroine feels relatively helpless, alone, and besieged through nearly the whole book, which Holt is less likely to do The plot also relies on happenstance than hers usually do the poisoning of the heroine and her maid, and how that happened, particularly annoyed me Loved this as a kid because I could so relate to the heroine s relationship with her father As an adult I m critical, but it s still a good summer read or a good read when you re feeling poorly, which is why I picked it up I found it interesting and entertaining, and the plot pulled me along.

  6. says:

    Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that s exactly what you need I ve read a loooot of her books when I was 14 15 years old..that was the last time I ve read them I absolutely loved them at the time I m thinking of reading one of her books just for the old times sake

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    Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that s exactly what you need I ve read a loooot of her books when I was 14 15 years old..that was the last time I ve read them I absolutely loved them at the time I m thinking of reading one of her books just for the old times sake

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    I read this years ago, long before goodreads existed This book made me cry literal tears It s time for a re read.

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    The plot is very similar to that of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier But it has some interesting themes such as, surprisingly, marital rape.

  10. says:

    Lovely Victorian gothic trashy romance

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