[ Epub ] ❤ Blackberry & Wild Rose Author Sonia Velton – Paperless-kitchen.info

[ Epub ] ❤ Blackberry & Wild Rose  Author Sonia Velton – Paperless-kitchen.info WHEN Esther Thorel, The Wife Of A Huguenot Silk Weaver, Rescues Sara Kemp From A Brothel She Thinks She Is Doing God S Will Sara Is Not Convinced Being A Maid Is Better Than Being A Whore, But The Chance To Escape Her Grasping Madam Is Too Good To Refuse.Inside The Thorels Tall House In Spitalfields, Where The Strange Cadence Of The Looms Fills The Attic, The Two Women Forge An Uneasy Relationship The Physical Intimacies Of Washing And Dressing Belie The Reality Sara Despises Her Mistress S Blindness To The Hypocrisy Of Her Household, While Esther Is Too Wrapped Up In Her Own Secrets To See Sara As Anything Than Another Charitable Cause.It Is Silk That Has Esther So Distracted For Years She Has Painted Her Own Designs, Dreaming That One Day Her Husband Will Weave Them Into Reality When He Laughs At Her Ambition, She Strikes Up A Relationship With One Of The Journeyman Weavers In Her Attic Who Teaches Her To Weave And Unwittingly Sets In Motion Events That Will Change The Fate Of The Whole Thorel Household.


10 thoughts on “Blackberry & Wild Rose

  1. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    But there are no secrets in London Even the houses lean across the narrow alleys towards each other and offer up their scandals in the blink of an open curtain A woman is trying to break the norms of an oppressive society whose chances are reserved exclusively for men In an era when silk is considered equal to gold, Esther str


  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    Sonia Velton writes beautifully sumptuous and atmospheric historical fiction set in the late eighteenth century amidst the Huguenot silk weavers of London s East End that reminded me strongly of Jessie Burton s The Miniaturist It begins in Spitalfield in 1768, and the naive, unlucky Sarah Kemp has been tricked into working in a brothel The wife


  3. Beata Beata says:

    This novel s setting was the main reason I decided to read it London, 1768, the world of the Huguenot silk weavers This is a solid HF, with a good story behind, and my only complaint is that I expected even historical information on the diaspora even...


  4. Umut Reviews Umut Reviews says:

    I love historical fiction, and I enjoyed this book It has a gorgeous cover reflecting the Silk weaving times back in times, in London I think the author did a good research I liked to read about the silk weavers, the tension between masters and the journeyman I found it original and was curious to learn about these The household part where we had 2 women narrating


  5. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    Who has not loved the texture and beauty of silk Whether you wear it, sleep on it, or have it incorporated into your furniture, silk is a part of your life In the book Blackberry and Wild Roses, we learn of silk making in the eighteenth century and also of the beginnings of labor unions I must also say that this exquisite cover so mimics the gorgeous patterns that silk has o


  6. Lou Lou says:

    Blackberry and Wild Rose, Sonia Velton s historical fiction debut, is based around the silk workers in 1860s Spitalfields, London From the alternating perspectives of Sara and Esther it illustrates the hardship and destitution present at that time It also explores many important but overlooked issues of the time such as the conflict between journeyman weavers and master weavers and t


  7. Emma Emma says:

    I love historical fiction and was very much looking forward to starting this The context of the silk weavers of London and the competition with French and Belgian silk the banning of Indian calico cotton the London setting these were very interesting...


  8. Krista Krista says:

    Rating 3.5 stars rounded down the 3 starsSonia Velton has written an interesting work of historical fiction set in London in the 1760 s I knew very little about the silk weaving trade concentrated in the Spitalfields area of London at that time Nor did I realize that there were actual riots then as the weavers rebelled against the lowering of their piece rate wages when the industry started losing busine


  9. Evie Braithwaite Evie Braithwaite says:

    Historical fiction wins my heart once again The cover art for this alone was enough to make me fall head over heels in love with this book Blackberry and Wild Rose is an atmospheric novel set in Spitalfields, a parish in London in the late 18th century Now I love a historical fiction novel But, tell me it s historical fiction novel set in England You ve instantly piqued my interest This is an area filled with the


  10. Sara Sara says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Blackberry and Wild Rose tells the story of two women, one a naive fallen woman and the other the wife of a Huguenot silk weaver, during eighteenth century London The highlight for me was the relationship played out between Ethel and Sara, and the many parallels between them It s a relationship built initially on the supposed charity of Ethel, however it soon b


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