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It is winter 1930. Evie Grant is mourning the death of her beloved husband, Davie, and trying to keep the family together in a Glasgow gripped by poverty and unemployment. Her sadness lifts dramatically when John Simpson comes into her life. Evie feels powerless to resist this charming man's advances and is relieved at the financial security he seems to offer. She marries ...more
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Disappointing[return][return]Not having read any of the other books in this series, I suffered greatly. Speech in the early chapters was laden with paragraph long backfill ("Yes, love, back 10 years ago, when you were madly in love with your husband Davie it was different, but ever since he died a terrible death a year ago, leaving you in this horrible place with 5 kids, no money and no support......" type of thing).[return][return]She marries John, the father of her brother in law, who has a ...more
I was disappointed in the King's Farewell by Christine Marion Fraser as I was blushing after the first few pages I read. While the writing was adequate this is not the book I would have normally selected and read. I chose this book based on the high ratings given, and expected to read a different type of book. Instead I discovered a explicit, sexually oriented book. I can not write what was actually written as I am reviewing an advanced reading copy/galley of this book, but I can write the ...more