- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 372 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: Canvas (6 Dec. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00837F50C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Polly: Edwardian Candlelight 1 Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 13 in Edwardian Candlelight (13 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
I loved the characters in this entertaining and amusing story. Polly at first glance seems not to be a sympathetic character but I found myself warming to her as she tried to fight her way through all the nuances and traps for the unwary in an unfamiliar social milieu. I thought all the characters were well done and the dialogue believable and fast paced. I liked Polly's family - especially Ma - and the way she has no problem getting on with the aristocracy without changing the way she behaves.
This is a real feel good story and it managed to get me out of a bad mood and made me laugh. I loved the sub plot with the invalid Lady Blenkinsop and her irascible husband. Mr Baines, the office manager, is also an ultimately lovable character as are the other office workers. The book is well written and if you want something to make you feel better about life then try Polly. Great literature it isn't but it is first class entertainment and an enjoyable read.
But Polly was sometimes too stubborn for her own good and too overpowering yet, at times, disarmingly naive. I think it is a question of 'love her' or 'hate her'. Polly could be quite single minded and selfish too but I think she did not mean to be. She was only a young girl following her dream and the rest was collateral damage until she realised that she was going about it the wrong way.
I have enjoyed Polly, it is a well written book, quite full of humour and a good dose of no nonsense from Ma, Polly's mum.
Easy to read in one afternoon, it is perfect for a week end treat.
I almost didn't read the rest of the series but am glad I persevered as they are so much better than this first book. Molly and Ginny are far more likeable characters and their books are much more enjoyable because of it.
Molly: Edwardian Candlelight 2
A small note re the Kindle version, there are an annoying number of mistakes in the copy which proved distracting.
Has anyone seen the lady writer sketches on Little Britain? Were they referring to Ms Chesney/Beaton? It seems so to me.
I don't think this author likes her minor characters much, they have as much depth as wallpaper. Is she starting to get bored with her plots before she writes the end of her books? I wont continue with the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
mc beaton can not be beaton, her books are always good and she keeps the reader engrosed right up to the end of the book, wonderfullPublished on 26 May 2014 by c.homer
good shame about the spelling mistakes, M.C. Beaton needs a new editor but otherwise a good read. I enjoyed it.Published on 22 April 2014 by Marinda Edwards
I thoroughly enjoy M C Beaton's books. The outcome is fairly predictable from an early stage in the book but how it is achieved gives insight into life in those days and there are... Read morePublished on 20 Mar. 2014 by Puffin