Towers of Brierley
Set in eighteenth century Scotland, this fast paced historical romance sweeps the reader into a world of suspense, intrigue, murder, vengeance, and a love strong enough to conquer Brierley and all it stands for.
Haunted by secrets and questions about his birth, Gavin leaves Brierley, returning years later to confront the lies of the past.
To Anya Ross, Brierley is like the...more
Wow. I was overwhelmed by ananchronisms, inaccuracies, factual errors, awkward writing, and flat characters. This was supposed to be set, according to the back of the book, in 18th century Scotland.
18th century, remember, means 1700-1799 A.D.
Then why is there a white wedding dress? "White became a popular option in 1840." (Wikipedia)
Where did Gavin buy the shampoo ...more
Anya is a young woman who is a scullery maid at Brierly. One day after a long stressful night she walks around the towers to the one with door that is always locked. She knows it'll be locked but just to see she pushes and amazingly it opens. Inside is all dusty and it makes her wonder. She starts to think about the night before and she ends up in tears. In this tower is where she meats Gavin for the first time. At firs ...more
Plot/Story: this book definitely had some mature elements in it; I wouldn't recommend it for your young teenager. Fortunately nothing too ...more
I've only read a couple of hers since we got married, but I always like them. I enjoyed this one, especially after finishing the Hunger Games series--I needed something light and romantic after that world of drudgery, ha ha. This was a fun ...more
I am not someone who likes to listen to audio books as a general rule. There are obviously a few exceptions and this was one of them. The female narrator was neither annoying nor too over the top, and handled the scotland accent well.
Anya is a scullery maid at the huge house of Brierley-- even though she is a second cousin to the late master of the house. But, after his death, villain Una and her daughter take over the estate, and the master's one son is both cowardly, cruel, ...more
There were good things and less than good things about this book. Starting with the less than good: the dialogue between the main characters and the common folk nearly drove me up the wall. Accents are best done in movies. There were too many social issues that needed to be addressed, I think the story cou ...more
Wow. Yikes. Terrible. I ended up crazy skimming and if some dialogue seemed important I stopped (that rarely happened). The writing is so wordy and cheesy and painful and the setting so unrealistic and inconsistent that nothing but skimming was an option.
In fact, most of the "good stuff" didn't happen until page 250.
I feel embarrassed about suggesting this ...more
I just purchased Anita Stansfield's newest release for my 15 year old. She got to the 3rd chapter and couldn't go on. She said it was just do descriptive. She gave it to her 16 year old friend who made it to the 5th c ...more
This is a book I woul ...more
It was pretty good. I like period novels which is why I was drawn to this one. I liked the mystery of who Gavin was during the entire book although figured out he was Margaret's son half way through. The only qualm I have with the book is the main female character of Anya was always crying about something. But, honestly, that is typical Stansfield. I guess you take it with a grain of salt. But, overall I enjoyed it. ...more
I will continue to read her books as long as she continues to write, and probably read the over and over again. It's like visiting an old friend!
"With sales approaching a half million, Anita Stansfield has clearly found a niche in this market," said Nicole Martin, Publicist for Covenant Communications. "Her popularity stems from her ability to empathize with and write about the issues ...more