24 November 2017

Review: A Pearl for My Mistress by Annabel Fielding

England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household.

Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.

Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…

A story of class, scandal and forbidden passions in the shadow of war. Perfect for fans of Iona Grey, Gill Paul and Downtown Abbey.


Source: Review Consideration

5 Words: Love, politics, war, privilege, fear.

This was definitely an unconventional story, and I loved it. I loved the contrast between rich and poor, the power struggles and the fear.

There was something very sumptuous about this book. The descriptions were rich and vivid and brought the world to life as I read.

2 comments:

  1. That too was my favorite book and I would say that I loved the book and the story of it. The way writer explained the story was incredible and the climax was just brilliant.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! Would you mind putting up a short review on Amazon? -)

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