A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Thursday, January 23, 2014



 The Finishing of Lady Amelia

(Sisters of the Heart Series, Book 3. 

Prequel to Betrayals of the Heart) 

[Kindle Edition]

Publication Date: December 25, 2013

HYPERLINK "http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005D5IQ1W" Scarlett Rains  (Author)

Book Description

Lady Amelia Fitzailwyn knows everything about everything. She certainly does not require Finishing School. If John and Alex had not tattled on her, she would still be home! It was fine for them to chase every skirt in the Kingdom but she has one kiss ...or two, and Uncle carts her off!

Day one of her banishment at Madame de Rigeur's Young Ladies Finishing Academie is dismal. Her roommate is insular, Clarissa is cruel...and that spotty girl's rash is probably contagious! Then, she meets Monsieur Pelfrie, the handsomest man she has ever seen, and Amelia decides it might just be possible to endure the two long years away .

Enjoy this delightful tale of mischief and mayhem as a sheltered young woman comes of age in Georgian England.


HYPERLINK "https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/329797000?book_show_action=true"   Excerpted from  HYPERLINK "http://www.amazon.com/Finishing-Amelia-Prequel-Betrayals-Sisters-ebook/dp/B006V42KVQ/ref=pd_sim_kstore_7" MissKimberly  (Amazon): 

3.5 stars

"I thought that the book was a lovely little piece and one that I thought was rather unique because it takes place in a finishing school in England. I personally haven't read anything like it before and for a historical fiction lover I thought that this was a delightful little surprise.

I really liked how it was written. The writing was light and easy to read and the authors paid particular attention to details about the language and how people spoke at the time as well as the setting. Nothing bothers me more than when I read a book that is set in a different time period but the author uses modern speech, for me there is no quicker way to ruin a book than that.

What I loved most about the book is that the girls at the finishing school with Amelia all have a mischievous streak in them which I thought was great because as we all know Well behaved women rarely make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. I thought that the fact that the girls were less than perfect was wonderful.

I really enjoyed this little novel and it's one that I would recommend to people who like historical fiction. It's a great story and I can't wait to read more in this series!"


About the author

HYPERLINK "http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005D5IQ1W" Scarlett Rains left the womb with pen in hand...which might explain why her mother carted her off to a children's home at an early age.  Not one to let such things distract her from nurturing her creative talent, she lived, learned, laughed and loved her way through what could have been a traumatic childhood.  

That little bend in the road, and a battle with breast cancer, could not stop Scarlett from writing.  The more emotionally evocative events of her life made her appreciate her shared humanity and the desperate need that most people have to laugh.  Scarlett keeps those memories close when she writes. She draws on the personalities of the wonderful people she has been blessed to encounter when she develops her characters, always striving to make her readers laugh so that they may escape their worries for awhile.

Scarlett is a clinician by profession, though she is trying hard to deny that so as to continue writing. We wish her every success.  Her books are enjoyed by readers around the world and we would hate to lose such a talented author.

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