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message 1: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Sounds scary Beata, great review 💕


message 2: by Beata (new)

Beata Thank you, Maureen🌹 very much gothic 😊


message 3: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Nice review, Beata; I'll have to give this author a try. I think "once upon a river" is on my TBR list but if not, I'll add either it or this one.


message 4: by Cherie (new)

Cherie Have you read The Thirteenth Tale? It was her first novel, and was a huge bestseller back then. My issue with Once Upon a River and Bellman and Black was it seemed not to measure up to her same story telling capabilities as The Thirteenth Tale, so I was biased. I was too busy comparing one to the other, and I maybe should not have.


message 5: by Meredith (new)

Meredith This sounds so good! Wonderful review, Beata!


message 6: by Beata (new)

Beata Jenna wrote: "Nice review, Beata; I'll have to give this author a try. I think "once upon a river" is on my TBR list but if not, I'll add either it or this one."
Thank you, Dear Jenna :)) If you enjoy a remarkable story telling, I'd recommend Once Upon a River to you, absolutely!!


message 7: by Beata (new)

Beata Cherie wrote: "Have you read The Thirteenth Tale? It was her first novel, and was a huge bestseller back then. My issue with Once Upon a River and Bellman and Black was it seemed not to measure up to her same sto..."
Actually, I bought The Thirteenth Tale & want to read it soon as I'm truly intrigued by Ms Satterfield writing :)) When it was out, I must've missed out on this publication which was a shame .....


message 8: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Loved your review, Beata. I read The Thirteenth Tale years ago and Once Upon a River is on my list. This sounds good, too- nightmare producing?


message 9: by Beata (new)

Beata Not that much, or I might be fear-resistant, Dear Barbara😊 anyway, I did enjoy it! Thank you for your lovely comment🌹


message 10: by C. (last edited Feb 21, 2019 02:14PM) (new)

C. I hope to receive even 2 comments on anything. I seem to be stuck in "like button limbo". *sad frown* I highly-praised "The Thirteenth Tale" a few years ago. I skipped "Bellman & Black" because there was something about killing a bird, which of course turns me off. A lot of people liked it least who did read it. Your favourable perspective is interesting, Beata. I'm glad you liked it.

I will be excited to discuss "The Thirteen Tale" with you.... and mutual friends, who finally see my review of it! It is important for being a non-crime mystery! I keep talking about that being very rare in adult literature, like "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore". Grown-ups need more mysterious mystery, old puzzles, answering questions. It is one of my favourite novels. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Judith (new)

Judith E The Thirteenth Tale was a page turner for me.


message 12: by Beata (new)

Beata C. wrote: "I hope to receive even 2 comments on anything. I seem to be stuck in "like button limbo". *sad frown* I highly-praised "The Thirteenth Tale" a few years ago. I skipped "Bellman & Black" because the..."
Dear Carolyn, Ms Setterfield is the author I've just discovered and it just so happened that I first read her latest book, then Bellman & Black and I'm now on to The Thirteenth Tale, and I must say I have high expectations :)) I read your lovely review & I'll be happy to compare our views on it :) And you say it's one of your favourite novels, which is a strong recommendation :))


message 13: by Beata (new)

Beata Judith wrote: "The Thirteenth Tale was a page turner for me."
Thank you, Judith, for encouraging me to read this novel :)


message 14: by *TUDOR^QUEEN* (new)

*TUDOR^QUEEN* Great review, Beata! 😉💓 I agree with you...the beginning of the book was the best part. But, it was all good! Glad you enjoyed it! 😍🔰


message 15: by Beata (new)

Beata Thank you, TQ :)) Probably it's the love of all the has a Victorian touch that made me enjoy part one so much, and my relative interest in horrors that made me enjoy part two a little less :))


message 16: by Ilana (new)

Ilana Once Upon a River was my first Diane Setterfield book, although I've had her first two books on my shelf for absolute aaaaages! Which of the two do you recommend I start with first Beata? Unlike you I love gothic horror, as I think you must know by now. :-)


message 17: by Ilana (new)

Ilana oops, just saw you haven't read Thirteenth Tale yet, so I guess my question doesn't apply! I suppose I'll read them in publication order, though your review makes me keen to discover this book!


message 18: by Beata (new)

Beata I'm looking forward to reading The Thirteenth Tale, Ilana, and I'm planning not to miss out on any new novel by Setterfield ..... I know you'll love Bellman & Black :)Can't wait to read you thoughts, Ilana :)


message 19: by *TUDOR^QUEEN* (new)

*TUDOR^QUEEN* I've still got to read The Thirteenth Tale as well! ♡


message 20: by C. (new)

C. Yes, my friend, "The Thirteenth Tale" is one of my favourite novels. I didn't get notified of a comment (yet) but I am thrilled you read it. I am glad my high praise means something to you. I don't often read the popular books everyone else does, so when I find people interested in the same, I love it! :) Your Friend, Carolyn.


message 21: by Beata (new)

Beata Same here, Carolyn :))


message 22: by Brandice (new)

Brandice Nice review, Beata! I still need to check out Setterfield.


message 23: by Beata (new)

Beata Thanks a bunch, Brandice :) I've only discovered her, and want to read more of her novels :)


message 24: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Beata I like your comments


message 25: by Beata (new)

Beata Thank you, Adrienne :))


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