A Similar Devotion

  • Title: A Similar Devotion
  • Author: Susan Bell
  • ISBN: 9781908381095
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Similar Devotion In the North East of England at the dawn of the eighteenth and twenty first centuries two women face tragedy and challenges Set within the compelling political landscape of the Jacobite Rebellion of
    In the North East of England at the dawn of the eighteenth and twenty first centuries, two women face tragedy and challenges.Set within the compelling political landscape of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, and the complications and frustrations of the digital age, this dual romantic narrative shows that upheaval and revolution are no match for the constancies of love.AlterIn the North East of England at the dawn of the eighteenth and twenty first centuries, two women face tragedy and challenges.Set within the compelling political landscape of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, and the complications and frustrations of the digital age, this dual romantic narrative shows that upheaval and revolution are no match for the constancies of love.Alternately tense, dramatic and joyful, A Similar Devotion follows two women separated in time, but united in their determination to overcome the obstacles they face throughout the events and relationships that colour their lives.The intertwining stories reveal that despite the contrasting worlds in which they live, love has a power to heal and bring happiness that neither woman expected.Susan Bell encapsulates the romantic past with the same vigour as the vibrant present.

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    1. Well researched and interesting novel.

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    2. I want this so bad. Look at Bambrugh Castle sitting there all pretty on the cover. I need this.

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    3. Set in Northern England at the turn of the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, A Similar Devotion traces the compelling stories of two women separated by time, but brought together through commitment and devotion. The reader is introduced firstly to Dorothy Forster, a high-born lady living in constant fear for the safety of her brother during the Jacobite revolution of 1715. Fast forward three hundred years and we meet Cathy, a travel agent struggling to recover mentally from a tragedy. Bell [...]

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    4. I really wanted to like this more than I did. The story is of one of my ancestors, Dorothy Forster. I know the tale well. The author does a good job with the tale and even switching back and forth between centuries. But the modern day story is too weak and not believable. The main characters, Cathy and Jack, are not believable. Jack alternates between treating Cathy with tender care to outright abuse. He's awful and Cathy should run. But she's kind of a doormat. She gets angry at him over percei [...]

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    5. Overall A Similar Devotion is a very satisfying read. There are two stories; one set in the eighteenth century at the time of the 1715 Jacobite rising and the other in the present day. The link between the two is that the heroine of present day tale spends time researching the 18th. century tale while recovering from a family tragedy and taking tentative steps in a relationship with a young doctor.The novel moves seamlessly between the past and present tales and it is a test of this type of book [...]

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    6. I liked the historical part of this book and wish that was all it was. Dorothy`s story around the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745 was fascinating, but I just didn`t buy in to the parallel story line running in present time. It felt weak and forced like there needed to be a tie-in to current day and the increasing obsession with technology, in order to attract the younger readers. I never really bought into Cathy and Jacks relationship and felt there was an attempt to create conflict because it was ne [...]

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