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eBook Lord of the Far Island ePub

by Victoria Holt

  • ISBN: 0816163502
  • Category: Gothic
  • Subcategory: Love Story
  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G. K. Hall (1976)
  • Pages: 582
  • ePub book: 1550 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1133 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 910

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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.

Comments

Risinal Risinal
This is the story of Ellen Kellaway, who has no family and is therefore brought into the household of a matronly but not always pleasant cousin. When she reaches 18, Ellen's life fills up with romance. Through some unexpected twists and turns, her first "love" falls through and she ends up leaving town to visit Far Island, her family's ancestral home. Stunned to find that this home is a faded but still splendid medieval castle, she sets about unraveling the mystery of her own past. She is somewhat aggressively courted by Jago Kellaway, a distant cousin and current lord of the Island.

I do love Victoria Holt and this book was written in her distinctive page-turning style. I can't give it four or five stars because the ending seemed so rushed, like "we need to wrap this up fast." I also found the physical description of her suitor, Jago, to be very off-putting. I think he was described as "the tallest person she had ever seen," very dark, with a hooked nose and heavy-lidded eyes. I perceived him as a Lurch-like character (from the Addams Family) and really hoped through most of the book that he would be dispensed with. And what purpose did the charming character of Michael Hydrock serve? I had to conclude that he was just a device to move the book along. A fun read but not remarkable.
Virn Virn
I love Victoria Holt’s romances and every now and then pick one up as a “pallet cleanser”. While more a mystery than romantic suspense, there is a lot of intrigue here.

As always, it’s written from the first person. Ellen Kellaway, orphaned at age five, was a “poor relation” raised by wealthy cousins. Plagued by the same terrible dream, she lives in a family where she is never allowed to forget that her fortunate circumstances are owed to Cousin Agatha.

Ellen is beautiful and her cousin, Esmeralda, lives in Ellen’s shadow, afraid of her own. The two get along well together, however. When Philip Carrington, the younger son of a powerful family, asks for Ellen’s hand in marriage, she is delighted—her relatives are not. They wanted him for Esmeralda.

Then tragedy strikes, one Ellen cannot imagine happened as they say it did. Her fiancé is dead, suicide they claim. Amid the bleak prospect of her future, Ellen receives a letter from Jago Kelloway, a man who apparently knew her father and who lives on the “Far Island” off Cornwall.

Ellen goes to the island where more mystery awaits and she begins to have feelings for Jago, though I have to say when she believed she was in love with him, it came as a bit of a surprise.

To me this was a mystery that Ellen unraveled… her past, her fiancé’s death and who is trying to kill her when so many have a motive.

A good story that will draw you in.
Faezahn Faezahn
From Karla Castro a Student of Mrs. Garcia. "Lord of the Far Island" by Victoria Holt,I love this classic novel of romanic suspense. 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. Her live change when Philip, the son of a powerful family in London ask for her hand in marriage, but her bad luck continue and Philip been murder, with that the oportunity of be in a good social position. A few weeks later she recieved a letter from her father's family, someone called Jago Kelleway who become her guardian before her father died. She decided to visit him in a island that resulte be from the kelleway, She only want to know why her mother left her father, and what happend with her sister that she never know. She love the island and she fall in love with someone, but he has a secret and that can change her mind and the opportunity of be happy with him.
inetserfer inetserfer
I've read Ms. Holt forever. Her books have always held my interest. She can really write! Nothing more to say except this book stands as high as all of her other books. A wonderful read. Ms. Holt's books and the romance stories therein give one the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild - how much better than the other alternative all too prevalent in romance/historical novels today. It's worth the time to settle down, sip your tea, and become engrossed in another well-written romance by one of the Masters.
Qwert Qwert
Victoria Holt was one of my first favorite authors. I read most of her books and loved them. It's good to see some of them being reissued so I can enjoy them again. This book is a classic Gothic romance. There are mysteries seemingly around every corner. I loved reading this again and enjoyed it as much as the first time. I hope more of her books will be released soon.
WtePSeLNaGAyko WtePSeLNaGAyko
I bought this book in hardbound as I previously had it in paperback that got lost. By the picture, I expected it to come with the dust jacket like it's shown, but it came just the hardbound book, which is a little disappointing. It took a while for the book to come and I received a follow up email from the sellers asking if I received the book. I replied no and they replied promptly to give it a few more days and when it did come, I let them know... I liked the fact that they followed up with me and it was a real person, not just an automated email message..I would definitely buy from them again
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I started reading Victoria Holt novels 35 years ago. I have just now started reading them over again and since I read some of them from the library I decided I wanted to have my own complete set. I love her novels, there is no one else that could write in the style that she does.
I am an old fan of Victoria Holt and was happy to find this novel in print. She was quite popular in the 70's.