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About a three and a half star book rounded down because Georgette Heyer herself sets such a high bar Gothic Is Not My Favorite is not my favorite and the shocking ending cast uite a all over the romance Still I enjoyed Kate as a spunky sensible heroine as well as Kate s loyal and wise old nurse Sarah and Sarah s redoubtable father MR NIDD WHO PROVIDED MUCH NEEDED COMIC RELIEF TURNED Nidd who rovided much needed comic relief Turned from her job as a governess Kate Malvern has no where to go except to the home of her old nurse Sarah Nidd a carrier s wife When Kate declares her intentions of becoming a fashionable lady s maid or a dressmaker Sarah is appalled A young lady like Kate shouldn t have to go into trade even if her father was a gamester soldier who left Kate with nothing Urged on by her cantankerous but kindly father in law Sarah writes to Kate s estranged aunt Lady Broome Kate s Aunt Minerva sweeps in and whisks Kate off to Staplewood for the summer Aunt Minerva showers Kate with as many clothes and jewels as Kate could wish yet her life at Staplewood is not what she expected For starters her aunt rules the household with an iron
and won t let Kate help Then there s her aunt s invalid husband Sir who rarely vent The one where enniless orphaned Kate is taken in by an aunt she s never met and begins to discover strange things happening in the manor This was two different books that didn t mesh well together The romance conflicts with the suspense in a way that takes the ower out of both of them By the time Kate finds out she I do believe I am in shock What a morbid Ghastly Horrid ending I rather wish I hadn t finished it at night How on earth did it end on a happy note I really have to think about this review I ve thought about it I found it almost lyric. When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed in Regency England is surprised to receive an invitation to live with a distant aunt Minerva Broome who she has never met Rescued from enury by her aunt Minerva hardly knows what to expect at majestic country home of Staplewood a Elizabethan manor Her aunt uncle and cousin welcome her to their estate buy her new clothes and rovide all the amenities a Young lady of uality should ha.
fist and won t let Kate help Then there s her aunt s invalid husband Sir
Read Cousin KateAl I could see the beautiful water that haunted Toruil I felt his anguish over his dreams His lingering worry that someone didn t have his best interests at heart Poor ToruilMinerva was so like Aunt Em from Death in Kenya They both did different things but their heart s were the same That being the case I abhor Minerva A selfish Obsessed Cruel Women Would Be Hard To Find The Suspense Comes Purely would be hard to find The suspense comes Challenged to Win purely mental illness which happens to be my favorite type of suspense I can see how the mental illness and the way it was handledulls Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons people in two different directions It was mental illness down to the full moon madness Too thrilling for wordsI liked Philip he wasn t often there but when he was the mood lightend Kate was a dear even if she did think she had control of the situationKate and Toruil remind me of Valeria and Miserrimus from The Law and the Lady Theersonalities are similar and the conclusion for those two characters is also alike Toruil is truly the strongest ull in the story I didn t think it would make me think so much Think of Dean in Emily Climbs and you will have a glimmer of what he is like I loved that the characters were real to life they lived breathed and not one of them was one dimensional For me this book was a treat It s not a sparkling witty comedy but a thought rovoking Gothic Though it isn t the worlds best Gothic see Victoria Holt for those it is a good character study Not all the bad characters are wholly bad And the good are the same you may not be able to look up to them all yet you can t help but like them Beautifully haunting The language was minimal There is a horrible scene about a rabbit caught in a trap not glorified or detailed but still nasty And then there is a murder at the end. Ve The life in the grand household is so very different from a life spent following the drum in the Peninsular But surely other households are homelike Kate's uncle lives in one wing handsome moody cousin Toruil in another; cousin Philip appears to have taken her in instant dislike; thought the guests are few even family dinners are formalHowever things are not as they seem strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inv. ,
You don t see the murder but you see THE BODY AFTERWORDS NOT DETAILED BUT I HAVE body afterwords
"Again Not Detailed But Have "not detailed but have good imagination so I could The Color of a Leader picture it all PG 35 The end of the 60s beginning of the 70s had uite a craze for Gothic fiction Daphne Du Maurier s had cemented it slace as a modern classic the works of the Into the Planet prolific Victoria Holt were widely read Some established authors wanted to add their own twists to this fad Agatha Christie tried her hand at a Modern Gothic with I reread this last year it remains one of my favourites from Christie s later works Unfortunately GH s attempt at a Regency Gothic wasn t uite so successful According to my trusty Kloester GH was very unwell when writing Cousin Kate hated the final outcome The original synopsis certainly sounds a far superior novel seeage 364 in KloesterThe story started well with a Dusk (Rosales Saga, plucky but impoverished heroine Kate Unfairly dismissed from her job as a governess she comes to visit her former nurse Sarah Nidd her colourful family Sarah thinks her late employer s half sister Minerva can t refuse to help a niece in such desperate circumstances Sarah is uite correct but what is Lady Minerva s motive what is wrong with Sir Timothy Lady Minerva s son Toruil Is he merely spoilt highly strung or is there something All that scene setting greatWhat didn t work for me I can see why Philip fell for Kate but not the other way around I worked on that byicturing him looking like Colin Firth circa PP Mind you George Washingtons Secret Six picturing Firth as Darcy fixes just about everything for meview spoilerI like my heroes heroic Phillip wasn t I have faith in Kate she would have rescued herself the stray dog from Toruil Phillip couldn t evenersuade Kate to remove herself from a lace of obvious danger hide spoiler. Iting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret Slowly however as strange events unfold Kate begins to realize that her aunt's apparent benevolence hides an ulterior motive To assure succession of the title her aunt intends Kate to marry her cousin Toruil until his increasingly bizarre behavior culminates in violence and tragedy And when Kate begins to suspect the shocking reason for Minerva's generousity she has no one to confide.