I thought I had figured out exactly what was going to happen, but I was wrong. Not my favorite by Fern Michaels, but still worth the read. Cinders to Satin. Fern Michaels. Kensington Publishing Corp. An unforgettable novel from the national bestselling sensation Fern Michaels, about a young woman's journey into the heart of the unknown. Callie James learned to survive in the squalid back alleys of Dublin. The H is Irish but living in the US and the owner of a newspaper.
He meets the h while she is trying to get away from a shop owner after she stole a basket of food. Eventually, the h is sent to America to try and make a life there, as well as send money back home.
It was hard to read about the suffering of the characters and the author did a good job this is why it got the additional half a star. When the h finally arrives in America, she ends up in a brothel she escapes this and then a home for women. The H comes across her in the home when he investigates the establishment over exploitation. He takes the h back home and then finds her a position. Part 2 deals with her life as the companion to a young girl, who is the youngest child of a well to do family.
She then meets the eldest son, who seduces her and then abandons her after she falls pregnant. There is a whole lot more dismal stuff and things go from bad to worse. Part 3 covers her life after the H once again rescues her and she goes to live with him. This part is a hot mess and I genuinely wanted to throw my beloved kindle.
One misunderstanding after the other. The H is verbally abusive to the h on a number of occasions and he never grovels for any of it. He basically makes her his mistress and lives openly with her.
In fairness he did offer to marry her but in a way that she was never going to accept. She agrees to be his mistress for 3 months to pay off her debt to him. Honestly it just goes on and on and then abruptly ends. No grovelling, nothing. I lost hours of my life on this book, it was negative and depressing throughout. I don't know if I'll ever read anything by this author again. This book captured my inherent love of romance novels with the fabulous narration of an expert writer and characters to love.
This Nov was captivating from beginning to end. I love Fern Michael's books. I really liked this one as well. However, too much bedroom sex, Overdone! The two main characters just weren't communicating which made it a bit frustrating to read. Of course it does stress the fact that communication is key in a relationship. I wanted to shake them both and wake them up. Damsel in poverty and distress meets handsome rich guy. Falls in love and many misconceptions and misunderstandings make them hate, then love, then hate, then love.
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Same story with different names for people and cities. Good at creating sex scenes though This four year saga of a young girl immigrant, from Ireland, was too long by about pages. The wedding day debacle was the last straw for me. Both Callie and Byrch go into the marriage believing that the other person does not love them.
The author tells us, "He knew now that his love wasn't returned; he should simply cut his losses and try to live his life without Callie. A while later, Byrch tells Callie that, ". I had a second thought, and that was to settle a sum of money on you and send you back to Ireland. There were also many typos, including stray periods, within a sentence. I don't recall seeing that before.
A disappointing book that I just can't recommend. For those who want to read a clean romance, this is not one. One person found this helpful. Me Michael's also has the best books. From an immigrant arriving into a city with the street paved in gold. She has help to work in a home where she is a companion to the small daughter. The periodical son takes a lighting to. Call Masterpiece Theatre! This story is awesome!!!! I actually rated it 4 stars because I felt there was too much there there! Beautifully written but a tad long, this could easily be another Downton Abbey or Poldark!
http://test6.expandit.io/nutcracker-nation-how-an-old-world.php Oct 13, Susie Marino rated it really liked it. Good book, it took the two main characters forever to get together, but it ended the way I wanted it to, just wish it could have continued a little more at the end. Good read Great book. Expect nothing less from Fern Michael's great stories. I have read about half of her books and enjoyed each one.
Will continue to. Read her books. Jul 31, Angela Austin rated it it was amazing. Great reading! Enjoyed the book. Lots of twists and turns but sure kept my interest! Oct 21, Linda rated it it was ok.
Cinders to Satin book. Read 36 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the bestselling historical romance writer Fern Michaels, auth. Cinders to Satin: A Novel and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Cinders to Satin: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – October 12, This book is one of the less famous Fern Michaels romances, but definitely one of her best.
This could have been a good story, but Michael's carried it about pages too long. Then bam, fast ending.
Great book I really enjoyed the story. The book is rather long. Bryce I felt was a little harsh at times. What a lovely book I could not put this book down. It was so exciting and a fast read. Recommended to lovers of fern Michaels romances. This was a very entertaining read! Set at very different time period, lots of tragedy, love and laughs included. Feb 25, Katherine rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-books.
This book was stunning. Callie James starts out as a brave sixteen year old girl helping her mom, Peggy, take care of her siblings. It takes place in Ireland during the "Great Famine" in the 's. Callie is determined to keep her family fed and alive no matter what the cost, but when Peggy sends her to New York, her world gets turned upsidedown. As an innocent teenager she goes to work for the Powers family and "falls in love" with their son, Rossiter.
She finds herself pregnant and Rossiter l This book was stunning. She finds herself pregnant and Rossiter leaves her. It keeps you turn the pages to see what is going to happen next. I loved the lead character Callie, an Irish girl whose life could have been one of the many Irish immigrants who came to America looking for "roads paved in gold".
It's a good read that follows her life From Cinders to Satin but without being sappy or over dramatic, Ms Michaels tells a good story in a style as only she can write. I recommend it to all who enjoy a good read with romance, history, real life happiness as well as sorrow and of course a happy ending. Jul 08, Jamie Casey rated it really liked it.
This is a pretty depressing book, although it is a great story, still a downer. This book is about Callie James, and Irish girl going through the potato famine. Instead of watching her family starve, Callie steals food to put on the table. Scared for her daughters safety, her mother sends her to America hoping to find a better life.
The hardships Callie endures are more than many people could stand in a lifetime. Although many rocks are thrown in her path, Callie takes a strong hold on her destin This is a pretty depressing book, although it is a great story, still a downer. Although many rocks are thrown in her path, Callie takes a strong hold on her destiny, and turn her life around. Dec 08, Connie S. Finders to Satin This is my first Fern Michales book. Oh my my my can this lady write a story.
The depth in her story makes you want to read till the end. And the characters one minute your smiling, then crying, and laughing at Byrch, Callie, and Edward the butler or houseman to Byrch. Wonderfully written. I'll be reading more of Fern Michaels. Jun 20, Judy rated it really liked it.
Historical fiction always appeals to me. This book is set in Ireland where a family sends their oldest teenage daughter to New York. Her struggles with the transition from family and friends to the lonely immigration to America provide a rich background for the book. Excellent what was expected. I enjoyed this as much as all of her books I've read I've read all of the sisterhood books.
Just love them and several of her others. I love her books story line and development. May 29, Elaine rated it really liked it. Fern Michaels has been one of my long time favorites. This book was quite a bit different from her usual and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jan 09, Jennifer Becker rated it it was amazing. I love this book.