Suspense and Obscurity
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I sensed, of course, that she was in some sort of disgrace and it used to make me happy to think of myself as a kind of protector.
I sensed, of course, that she was in some sort of disgrace and it used to make me happy to think of myself as a kind of protector. You love me, don't you, Ellen?" she would say. "No matter what I've done. Those words rang in my ears when I thought of her and I was always so impatient with myself for my five-year-old incompetence in not understanding what was going on. "Your grandmother was scarcely of an age to bring up a child," went on Cousin Agatha.
Holt does I came across this book at a book sale and picked it up for a song. When she arrives, she learns that the Lord of Far Island is the mysterious stranger she met twice in London. What does it all mean? What will she learn about her parents?
Holt does I came across this book at a book sale and picked it up for a song. Of course, I was going to be a supermodel and would never need a romantic suspense novel unless I needed kindling. What does it all mean? What will she learn about her parents?
Italy was the chosen place hould have been excited and happ.
Italy was the chosen place hould have been excited and happy, and yet I couldn dismiss the feeling that I was on the edge of some disaster. It marriage, I thought. I not ready for it. I want to wait a while. But how could I say to Philip: et postpone our marriage. Let get to know each other He would burst into laughter and say that if we did not know each other by now we never would
I do love Victoria Holt and this book was written in her distinctive page-turning style. From Karla Castro a Student of Mrs. Garcia. Lord of the Far Island" by Victoria Holt,I love this classic novel of romanic suspense.
I do love Victoria Holt and this book was written in her distinctive page-turning style. I also found the physical description of her suitor, Jago, to be very off-putting. Ellen is a girl that at her five years old is orphaned, and Agatha her cousin and her family take care of her but she is resigne to be a "poor relation" and a governess when she has 18 years old.
Victoria Holt had something of a monopoly on gothic romances in the vein of "Jane Eyre" - lots of secrets, sexy yet sinister men, and big rambling mansions and castles. And she's in good form in "Lord of the Far Island," which wraps the usual gothic-romance conventions around a murder mystery. The lack of trust between the allegedly so-in-love heroine and her sexy cousin is rather offputting (especially since this isn't treated as a big deal afterwards), but Holt knew how to spin a darkly atmospheric, alluring story in remote Cornwall.
A Proposal of Marriage. The dream disturbed my sleep on the eve of Esmeralda's coming-out ball. It was not the first time I had had that dream. It had come to me periodically over my nineteen years. There is something vaguely alarming about these recurring dreams because it seems certain that they have a significance which one has to discover. When I awoke from it I would be trembling with terror and I could never be entirely sure why. It was not exactly the dream itself, but the impression it brought of impending doom. I would be in a room.
Lord of the Far Island. Author: Виктория Холт. Ellen Kellaway, orphaned at age five, was raised by wealthy cousins, but was never allowed to forget that her every advantage was owed to the charity of others. However, when the son of a powerful London family asks for her hand in marriage, her world is opened up to untold wealth and social position. She never imagined that such an unlikely dream would come true
Lord of the Far Island. St. Martin’s Griffin New York. This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. On the night of the seventh moon
Lord of the Far Island. The House of a Thousand Lanterns. The Curse of the Kings. On the night of the seventh moon. Printed in the United States of America. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, . Holt, Victoria, 1906–1993.