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by Joanna Trollope

  • ISBN: 1611730392
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Joanna Trollope
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Center Point Pub; Large Print edition (May 1, 2011)
  • ePub book: 1963 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1878 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 688

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The daughter-in-law or the mother characters? . Daughters-in-Law portrays women from several different generations, ranging from Rachel and Marnie to Petra and Charlotte.

The daughter-in-law or the mother characters? Why? 4. The novel shifts perspective many times. How did you go about finding their voices? I suppose finding the voices of women of different generations is a function of the imagination.

Also by Joanna Trollope The Other Family Friday Nights Second Honeymoon Brother and Sister Girl from the South Next of Kin Marrying the Mistress Other People’s. Daughters in law, . Daughters-in-Law, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30. Also by Joanna Trollope.

Joanna Trollope wrote a highly entertaining story that depicted some of the most despicable characters in my recent reading history. In a nutshell, a crooner, Richie Rossiter, has died, leaving a wife and son and a woman he has lived with for 23 years. He is the father of three daughters by Chrissie, the woman he lived with and has had no contact with his wife and son.

In 1980, she became a full-time author.

Daughters-in-Law is an elegant, wry, and nuanced story about a woman with three sons - and three daughters-in-law - who must come to terms with the new configuration of her family. Rachel loves being at the heart of her large family and has devoted herself to her three sons. In 1980, she became a full-time author. Her first books to be published were a number of historical novels written under the pen name Caroline Harvey. These were followed by Britannia's Daughters: Women of the British Empire, a historical study of women in the British Empire.

Daughters-in-Law book. Trollope's strength has always been this calm ability to treat characters as individuals who can actually carry through a line of thinking that encompasses more than themselves. The tale unfolds featuring three daughters-in-law, each with quirks and baggage!

As a spirited new daughter-in-law joins the Brinkley clan, simmering tensions threaten family harmony. Joanna Trollope's bestseller read by Jane Whittenshaw. Abridged by Viv Beeby Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

As a spirited new daughter-in-law joins the Brinkley clan, simmering tensions threaten family harmony. Read by Jane Whittenshaw. As a spirited new daughter-in-law joins the Brinkley clan, simmering tensions threaten family harmony. Evoking the beautiful wilds of Suffolk, this is a sharply observed study of a family in crisis - suspected affairs, unspoken tensions, money troubles threaten to tear this close-knit cast of characters apart.

Privacy preference centre. As Joanna Trollope’s readers will know, though, nothing must be taken for granted. Increasingly bewildered and stricken, she is faced by daughters-in-law who assert their own desires. The capable and nurturing Rachel may well anticipate holding regular court in her attractively dishevelled family home but, in reality, she is coping badly with the knowledge that the family is regrouping.

Joanna Trollope CBE (/ˈtrɒləp/; born 9 December 1943) is an English writer. She has also written under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey. Her novel Parson Harding's Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope.

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Author: Joanna Trollope. Daughters-in-law - trollope,joann. Rachel loves being at the centre of her large family. A crisis brings these subtle rifts to the surface. Can there be a way forward, if they are to survive as a family?. Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope (Paperback, 2012). Brand new: lowest price.

After her youngest son, and last one to marry, brings home his wife, Rachel feels her role of family matriarch slipping away and must deal with the loss that comes with it, while maintaining the relationships she holds dear. (general fiction). By the author of The Other Family. Simultaneous.

Comments

invincible invincible
This book does something unusual in contemporary family-drama fiction. It sees both sides and it makes the reader do the
same thing. Each adult character has both likeable and annoying qualities. The matriarch of the family sees her position as one of directing, rather than observing,
and this has always worked pretty well for her, until her own machinations actually lead to welcoming a new family member who will quietly
and, with no agenda, challenge her dominance.
Although I sympathized at times with Rachel, the mother/mother-in-law/grandmother of the family, she became more
and more controlling, and I found myself enjoying anything or anyone who bested her. We all know how these situations usually end : lines drawn in the sand; questions about loyalties; inevitably choosing sides and further enabling a rift from which no one benefits. Ms. Trollope handles it differently, and while a resolution of this kind might be unlikely because of the amount of work it would take to achieve it,
it is ultimately satisfying for everyone in the family, as well as the reader. Strongly recommended.
Original Original
Few writers can analyze the workings of a family like Joanna Trollope. With the precision of a surgeon, she wields her scalpel, carefully cutting through layers until she reaches her objective. This story is not an unusual one, but to me, that is Ms. Trollope's talent. She can make the ordinary interesting by the clever way she creates her characters.

Rachel and Anthony are the parents of three adult sons. Anthony is a part-time teacher, with a full-time hobby of drawing birds. In order to make his drawings as accurate as possible, he not only watches birds, but dissects them, filling his studio with rather ghoulish bird skeletons. Rachel's bailiwick is her kitchen and her cookery.

Rachel's full-time job for years was the care of her boys. When they married, everything changed for Rachel and less so for Anthony. She could not accept her diminished role in her sons' lives and took her frustration and even anger out on her daughters-in-law. Her jealousy of the young women was palpable and, in most cases, silly. There were times as I read that I wanted to reach through my Kindle and drag the whole lot of immature adults into a room and give them a good talking-to. You can probably imagine that the sons and their wives had no idea what their oft-time thoughtlessness was doing to Rachel's (and consequently Anthony's) psyche.

No spoiler, but I thought the story ended as it should. Many lessons can be learned by in-laws and married couples. I really enjoyed the journey!
Marg Marg
As a mother in law myself, it was very interesting and helpful to follow Trollope's exploration of this multi -layered, often difficult relationship. She deftly presents the point of view of the young daughter in law entering the family, seeking to establish her status, seeking reassurance of being number one for her husband. And then she examines the mother's point of view. The one that raised this amazing young man, for whom she was number one for many years, the matriarch that managed the family for many years. We also see the divided loyalty and the bewilderment of the young men trying to navigate the minefield that develops between their young wives and older parents. It is hard and painful, and the parents usually loose. Just the nature and order of human life. If the parents accept the change and gracefully withdraw from being the center and managers of the family things will work. If they find other focus in their own lives, allowing the young woman to gain confidence in herself, and in her status, the family might continue functioning. Changed profoundly, but still a family, ready to welcome the next generation. Trollope writes well as always, her various characters are interesting and real. I enjoyed this book.
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I highlighted a number of passages in my Kindle edition of this insightful book about families and marriage. Trollope introduces us quickly to an extended family, three sons, their wives, some of the other in-laws, but I was soon clear on who was who. I loved the setting, along the seaside, inland, and in London. Anthony thinks of his little artist's shed, "a place of evolution and a promise."

The focus begins with the son's parents,Anthony and Rachel, as their son, Luke marries. It's always fun to start a book at a wedding, especially when the new father-in-law has kind thoughts about the bride's derriere! Anthony and Rachel have absorbed two previous daughters-in-law into their family traditions, and they expect the new Charlotte will be as tractable at the others.

We come to learn that the others feel distressed by the constant tug of Rachel on the lives of her grown and married sons. Rachel says things she should not. The whole family is thrown into taking sides.

As the story moves on, we have a variety of third-person focuses, so that we know what is going on in the minds of the many characters, including the children's.

One of my favorite quotations from this book is this one: "You can change your situation, but it will be the same one if you don't change yourself."

Learning to live with others by respecting the person as is, not trying to change him/her or interfere in the decisions young adults make for themselves as a couple--what a great theme and reminder for the complicated web of families most people have.