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Mistress of My Fate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Unexpectedly wonderful!

    I was not expecting this book to be much of anything. There was only one review, but I took the risk. It paid off. I have been glued to this book for three days. I found the characters interesting and some likeable. There were unexpected twists and turns. I eagerly await the sequel. Bravo!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Grippinggrabsyouandholdsona

    Icouldnotputitdown

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    could not put it down

    this book just transfers you to another time and place.You became so involved in the characters that you must keep reading until you find out what happens next.The descriptions of manner of dress and travel for that time period were so interesting to read.I only gave it 4 stars because I thought the main character should have done something different towards the end,but maybe a continuation of the story is eminent......!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Ok

    A wonderful salacious addictive read. Certainly not art or great lit. The entire book is one long set of obstacles to our heroines goal with a short dissapointing scene of obtainment. What happens to her son? Why did he leave her, was he a revolutionary? We dont really know and that is not satisfying, to be strung along so and left unfulfilled.
    That said there are some poignant passages in the book.

    Sorry for badly typed review, writing on nook.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

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    Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

    In “Mistress of My Fate” we meet Henrietta Ingerton Lightfoot. Miss Lightfoot was raised as the poor cousin in her uncle’s home. It was the home of a well to do, noble family. Miss Lightfoot had not a dowry and knew she had little hope of a fine marriage; the best she could hope for was to end up living with her spoiled cousin, Catherine, and serving as a lady in waiting. Henrietta met handsome Lord Allenham at Catherine’s coming-out. Allenham and Henrietta fell in love but he needed a wife that came with a dowry. He planned to marry Catherine and to have Henrietta live with them, thus having his cake and eating it too. A series of events took place causing Henrietta to flee the Stavourley home to avoid a forced marriage. She sought refuge in the arms and home of Allenham. When Henrietta discovered her parentage she sought her mother but unfortunately the Courtesan had died quite some time before. Henrietta had hard decisions to make knowing she was carrying Allenham’s child.

    “Mistress of My Fate” is written in the first person. I felt as if I was holding a conversation with Henrietta and she was sharing her story with me. Hallie Rubenhold is a historian; she utilizes her vast knowledge of British society in the 1700s to make this book true to the time period. Henrietta wanted to control her own fate which was unheard of during that period. I found this book enlightening, entertaining and fascinating. This is the first book in a trilogy. I eagerly await the next installment.

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