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Forbidden Places by [Vincenzi, Penny]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews

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"Nobody writes smart, page-turning commercial women]s fiction like Vincenzi." -- "USA Today"
"Soap opera? You bet-but with her well-drawn characters and engaging style, Vincenzi keeps things humming." -- "People"
"Penny Vincenzi is poised to fill the gap in the American realm of Cinderella fiction. With so few current writers able to summon the quaint allure of such women]s fiction without stooping to sensationalism." -- Janet Maslin, "New York Times"
"Vincenzi does an admirable job of evoking the bustle and fears of wartime England, and providing plenty of juicy plot twists and turns to keep readers hooked." -- Kristine Huntley, "Booklist"
"A ripping good epic that manages to draw together violence, betrayal, love, danger, and lots of sex. As in her previous bestsellers, Vincenzi carries her audience along on a tidal wave of supercharged plot tempered by genuine emotion, a thrilling combination that picks readers up and won't put them down again until the thoroughly satisfactory conclusion." --Bookreporter.com
"I have found each of Penny Vincenzi]s novels to be absorbing and page- turning reads, but this one takes the cakeeWhat I find so endearing about Vincenzi]s books, this one being a prime example, is the revelation of the imperfect lives behind the perfect exteriors and circumstances. Not that this is a new technique in literature by any stretch of the imagination, but Vincenzi does it extraordinarily welleThe novel]s plot, although seemingly predictable at the beginning, is actually quite suspenseful. Vincenzi manages to twist the plot so the reader is convinced she knows what is coming and then has the rug of certainty pulled out from under her. The prose flows quickly and is conversational, chatty, and informal, making the book easy to slide into from the first page and remaining captivating all the way through. The characters are engaging, true-to-life, and multidimensional. A thoroughly enjoyable novel, on of my favorites this year." --The Queen]s Quill Review Blog AUTHOR BIO: Penny Vincenzi worked at such magazines as "Vogue," "Tatler," and "Cosmopolitan" before becoming a full-time novelist.

Nobody writes smart, page-turning commercial women s fiction like Vincenzi. -- "USA Today"
Soap opera? You bet-but with her well-drawn characters and engaging style, Vincenzi keeps things humming. -- "People"
Penny Vincenzi is poised to fill the gap in the American realm of Cinderella fiction. With so few current writers able to summon the quaint allure of such women s fiction without stooping to sensationalism. -- Janet Maslin, "New York Times"
Vincenzi does an admirable job of evoking the bustle and fears of wartime England, and providing plenty of juicy plot twists and turns to keep readers hooked. -- Kristine Huntley, "Booklist"
A ripping good epic that manages to draw together violence, betrayal, love, danger, and lots of sex. As in her previous bestsellers, Vincenzi carries her audience along on a tidal wave of supercharged plot tempered by genuine emotion, a thrilling combination that picks readers up and won't put them down again until the thoroughly satisfactory conclusion. Bookreporter.com
I have found each of Penny Vincenzi s novels to be absorbing and page- turning reads, but this one takes the cakeeWhat I find so endearing about Vincenzi s books, this one being a prime example, is the revelation of the imperfect lives behind the perfect exteriors and circumstances. Not that this is a new technique in literature by any stretch of the imagination, but Vincenzi does it extraordinarily welleThe novel s plot, although seemingly predictable at the beginning, is actually quite suspenseful. Vincenzi manages to twist the plot so the reader is convinced she knows what is coming and then has the rug of certainty pulled out from under her. The prose flows quickly and is conversational, chatty, and informal, making the book easy to slide into from the first page and remaining captivating all the way through. The characters are engaging, true-to-life, and multidimensional. A thoroughly enjoyable novel, on of my favorites this year. The Queen s Quill Review Blog AUTHOR BIO: Penny Vincenzi worked at such magazines as "Vogue," "Tatler," and "Cosmopolitan" before becoming a full-time novelist."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2462 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Publisher: Review (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TXZTMK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not having read any books by Penny Vincenzi, I was not sure witch one to get first. So I decided on Forbidden Places and I am glad that I did. This was great book. All of Ms. Vincenzi's characters are rich and engaging. Even though the 600+ pages, Ms. Vincenzi keeps the action going and does not let the reader get bored. If you have never read Penny Vincenzi, try Forbidden Places I know you won't be disappointed!
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This book really brings to life the war years for me. It covers the lives of 3 women during the war and the various problems they face. Their main problem being how they change through the war with the growing independance of women througout England. This is contested by their husbands who had obediant wives when they went to war and return to find strong and independant women in their place. It brings home to me how fortunate I am growing up as a young female in todays society.
A gripping novel that opens horizons and teaches us that we can be more than we are trained to be.
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This is one of those books you simply can't put down once you've started. Fascinating story set in wartime England - so realistic, with wonderful insight into living at the time. Lots of twists. Only the end was disappointing.
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This book was recommended to me by a friend but it took me a while to get round to reading it as I find that some authors don't quite manage to evoke the atmosphere of 'wartime'.This book, however was a pleasant surprise.The characters were likeable - apart from the obvious 'baddies' - although some were a little cliched.The author doesn't scrimp on detail and although the book was quite slow paced it wasn't boring.I thoroughly enjoyed it but it didn't quite match up to Elizabeth Jane Howard's 'The Cazalet Chronicles'.
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... a great page turner. She really is the queen of the beach read. However, the last third felt a bit too dragged out, and the ending was a bit of a damp squib. If you're a fan you'll enjoy this, but probably agree that it's not one of her best.
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I have read all of Penny Vincenzi's books and this is my favourite. I love stories from this era and she manages to convey the feel of the times. I wish she would write more WW2 books. Definately worth a read!
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I find Penny Vincenzi takes you right into a story and once you start to read it is difficult to put the book down. Once again an extremely good read, maybe a little predictable but nonetheless a thoroughly good read
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Another smashing read from Penny Vincenzi. She is great writer for womens fiction. Her stories and characters are always engaging and this saga was exactly that. Penny's books are usually long, which is great for me, but I'm always sad to reach the end.

This tale is set in 2nd World War time Britain, and is mostly about middle to upper class family life at that time. So, if you like women's literature, with a touch of historical content, then this is book is for you. I can't recommend it enough.
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