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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,141 - Total Helpful Votes: 139 of 166
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence
I read Lady Chatterley's Lover more years ago than I care to remember and didn't think much of it. For want of anything better to do I decided to re-read it, and discovered a gem of a classic.
What seemed irritating and petty all those years ago, today seems insightful and meaningful. I didn't particularly like any of the characters BUT I could understand them and why they acted as they did. I was hooked and had to keep reading to see if the facade of civil relationships would stand up under the strain of ripping up the social convention of the day. The emotions were so honest and true that I couldn't stop reading. A love story- but quite possibly without much love in it.
Song for Sophia (A Rougemont Novel Book 1) by Moriah Densley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book on a recommendation and was so glad I did.
The characters are compelling. Both the hero and heroine had unpleasant pasts that they were trying to escape and neither of them is looking for love. Both believe themselves to damaged for a relationship and so it comes as a great shock to both that they need each other. When the truth dawns the result is a touching romance that does not suffer from being too sickly sweet. There was genuine tension and peril right up to the end of the book.
I will be looking out for more books by the same author.
House of Pleasure (There Was a House #1) by Caddy Rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Unable to Look Away, 28 Jun 2014
House of Pleasure is not a read for the faint-hearted, but if you are prepared for the disturbing nature of a fictional work about vulnerable people being sold into sex-slavery, then Ms Rowland's book is a must-read. Quite how the author manages to balance the unsavoury subject matter in such a way that the protagonists keep their dignity, and integrity, is a marvel.
This is not a depressing read, but a story of human nature and the instinct for survival. Above all this is a story about compassion in surprising places, and about not underestimating those around you.
I was utterly enthralled and disappointed when the book finished, and definitely buying #2.

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