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Lady of Ashes (Lady of Ashes Series #1)

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

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    LADY OF ASHES by Christine Trent is an exciting Victorian Histor

    LADY OF ASHES by Christine Trent is an exciting Victorian Historical Mystery set in 1860 London. It is the first in a new mystery series. It centers around a Victorian era undertaking business in London,and the adventures of Violet Morgan. Violet husband of seven years,Grahan, is not all he appears to be, he is a smuggler as well as other things. A colorful look into the life of a female undertaker during the Victorian era as well as a compassionate,courageous, young lady,Violet who is determined to find a killer and the cause of so many unfortunate deaths. Filled with intrigue and a few twists and turns. An interesting tale of intrigue,disappointment and secrets. Looking forward to the next in this series coming in 2014.

    RATING: 4

    HEAT RATING: MILD

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Pretty good

    Made me cry, was intrigued, worth reading.
    Only criticism would be to many characters from America not pertinent to the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    During the Victorian-age, when  it was legal to beat your wife,

    During the Victorian-age, when  it was legal to beat your wife, Violet stands out not just because of her rather morbid occupation but for the fact that she is a woman that is good at her profession. Her marriage is in disarray and with an ever increasing  absent husband the last thing Violet needs is more complications but it comes in the form of a mute Susanna. Violet and Susanna take to each other and a bond is formed. Violet soon finds herself in the company of Sam Harper and even though she is married she is attracted to this attentive and kind gentleman; I must say that Sam is my favorite character for those very same reasons. The only part that I found confusing in the book is the ill-fated quest Graham, Violet's husband, finds himself on because it is hard to imagine anyone harboring that much hatred towards an entire country for me it just didn't seem like the best possible fit.




    Recommend for: Anyone that has an interest in the Victorian Era and loves a mystery with a romantic ending. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Loved this book!

    I have become interested in mysteries that take place during the Civil War and into the Victorian era. This book kept me reading to find out what would be the next thing that the heroine would have to deal with. It shows that even women in Civil War Era England wanted to be out from under the thumbs and rule of the men in their lives. Worth reading. I will definitely be reading the others in the series.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Very Victorian

    Without sounding too morbid, I'm sort of intrigued with the idea of what a funeral home might go through from start to finish. I love the way Christine Trent incorporated the early day Victorian burial and mourning customs with the actual work of a Mortician. Especially loved reading how a lady in Victorian times could work in a business that was traditionally a job for men only. The story of Violet Morgan, lady Mortician is one I loved immediately. I was swept in to her everyday life and then later the lives of her young ward and a love interest. Even though this book is set in London during the year 1861, Christine has found a way to bring the story of the Civil War in the United States into the story line. Even found a way to bring Royals into her story. Can't wait for the next in is great series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    A

    Loved the book! My only critic would be the ending....it went on too long.

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