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Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) In 1920s New York, the price of a woman s independence can be exorbitant even fatal In 1924 Manhattan, women s suffrage is old news For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life s too short for politics With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own new private press But as a woman, Julia must fight for what s hers including the inheritance her estranged half brother, Philip, has challenged, putting her aspirations in jeopardy.When her friend s sister, Naomi Rankin, dies suddenly of an apparent suicide, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family s indifference toward the ardent suffragist s death Naomi chose poverty and hardship over a submissive marriage and a husband s control of her money Now, her death suggests the struggle wasthan she could bear.Julia, however, is skeptical Doubtful of her suspicions, Philip proposes a glib wager if Julia can prove Naomi was in fact murdered, he ll drop his claims to her wealth Julia soon discovers Naomi s life was as turbulent and enigmatic as her death And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there s muchat stake than her inheritance New Read Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) [ By ] Marlowe Benn [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk throughout the pages and you have something special The book is listed in both th...

  2. This started slow but ended strong Full RTC 3.5 stars

  3. In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered around the early 1920 s when women had yet to vote I felt as though the book was a bit plodding at times but ov In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered around the early 1920 s when women had yet to vote I felt as though the book was a bit plodding at times but overal...

  4. Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved that the author never preached about the issues and lets the readers draw their own conclusions while providing a clear view of the issues of the time Women have been tortured and suffered in order to get the vote A new type of modern woman is envisioned, a woman with...

  5. I gave this three stars because for about the first half of the book I thought this book would never get going and almost stopped reading it But eventually I got caught up in the story I ll probably read future books of the series now that the probable recurring characters have been established.

  6. I could not put this book down Especially at the end The characters were wonderful and even though I totally thought I knew what had happened, there were twists that I totally did not see coming I cannot wait to see what Julia gets into next

  7. Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthd Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthday approaches she has to return to the States as her half brother is disputing that she is entitled ...

  8. Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite of Julia in personality I ve read reviewers calling Julia feisty but she s not at all Glennis is They weren t really friends in school and only knew each other fo...

  9. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would think she would know how the political climate was changing becaus This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would th...

  10. One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buy One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buyers like you So as liberated and free as Julia thinks she is, she still needs someone else s money, some man s money, to do her thing, with no responsibility for supporting herself A...

  11. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.Relative Fortunes is an intriguing murder mystery set in 1920 s New York with a feisty protagonist and a strong emphasis on the women s movement set shortly after women had won the vote but were still highly controlled by fathers, husbands, and brothers and on the class divide of that time It s well written, descriptive and detailed, and although it does start quite slowly it soon picks up with many plot twists and turns The history of book publishing woven throug 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.Relative Fortunes is an intriguing murder mystery set in 1920 s New York with a feisty protagonist and a strong emphasis on the women s movement set shortly after women had won the vote but were still highly controlled by fathers, husbands, and brothers and on the class divide of that time It s well written, descriptive and detailed, and although it does start quite slowly it soon picks up with many plot twists and turns The history of book publishing woven through the novel was perhaps overly detailed but remained interesting There s also a huge cast of suspects and side characters, some likeable and some utterly detestable but all distinctive, that add to the intrigue and entertainment Normally, I can narrow down who the villain could be, but although I had suspicions, the reveal and the circumstance...

  12. Dysfunctional Families and MurderFor mature audiences.No memorable harsh languageSexual situations are essential to the furthering of the plot.Interesting details about special edition books, bibliophiles, and book collectors.Plot Julia has always expected to receive her share of her father s fortune, but due to vague language her 1 2 brother contests the will and may well end up getting it all Meanwhile an acquaintance has apparently committed suicide but the circumstances don t add up Ju Dysfunctional Families and MurderFor mature audiences.No memorable harsh languageSexual situations are essential to the furthering of the plot.Interesting details about special edition books, bibliophiles, and book collectors.Plot Julia has always expected to receive her share of her father s fortune, but due to vague language her 1 2 brother contests the will and may well end up getting it all Mean...

  13. 3.75 rounded up to 4I went into this book with fairly high hopes, and wasn t too disappointed.Julia is my favourite kind of post Victorian era woman confident, independant, and thoroughly unamused by any attempt to prevent her from doing what she wanted to do.Her brother, not so much One problem I had throughout this book is that his character didn t fit with his actions, and in fact seemed completely in conflict with them Even the revelation at the end of the book didn t shed any light, d 3.75 rounded up to 4I went into this book with fairly high hopes, and wasn t too disappointed.Julia is my favourite kind of post Victorian era woman confident, independant, and thoroughly unamused by any attempt to prevent her from doing what she wanted to do.Her brother, not so much One problem I had throughout this book is that his character didn t fit with his actions, and in fact seemed completely in conflict with them Even the ...