The Master and The Maiden

The Master and The Maiden❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Master and The Maiden ❤ Author Alice Chetwynd Ley – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The world was changing Industry had revolutionized the England of , bringing with it enormous wealth for some, but unrest and turbulence among the workers who were little than slaves, living in squalo The world was changing Industry had revolutionized the and The Kindle Ò England of , bringing with it enormous wealth for some, but unrest and turbulence among the workers who were little than slaves, living in squalor and miseryInto this class Mary Lister was born, a defiant child of the changing time She believed passionately in a cause fair wages and decent conditions for the poor mill workers Then fate confronted her with an impossible choice between her family and her beliefs, and her consuming love for the master of The Master PDF/EPUB ² the mill the powerful man who held her future, and the future of her people in his arrogant handoriginally published inas The Master of Liversedge. 3.5 stars This was a bit of a thrill for oldie me I love reading books written when I was a teenager and even earlier And I love historical fiction with a touch of romance in it Unlike many traditional Regency romances, this one isserious, with less emphasis on the romance andon some historical issues of the time.Mostly it s about the struggle of lower class workers, especially textile workers, to survive at a time when textile manufacturers were trying to implement new techno 3.5 stars This was a bit of a thrill for oldie me I love reading books written when I was a teenager and even earlier And I love historical fiction with a touch of romance in it Unlike many traditional Regency romances, this one isserious, with less emphasis on the romance andon some historical issues of the time.Mostly it s about the struggle of lower class workers, especially textile workers, to survive at a time when textile manufacturers were trying to implement new technologies, such as shearing and stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms These technologies would reduce the number of workers needed, with one machine taking the place of several workers, and that sets in motion the Luddite revolution 1811 1816 , with worker rebellion and destruction of the new frames that threaten their jobs It was quite a problem that eventually was suppressed by the military That s not to say that this particular man v machine problem has been completely addressed Chetwynd Ley wrote this story based on contemporary accounts of Luddite uprisings in West Riding of Yorkshire in 1812 She notes that many of the incidents and some of the characters are authentic One of the main Luddite instigators of this story, for example, George Mellor, was an actual member of the Luddite movement and was executed in 1813, a bit after the time of this book.The hero here is William Arkwright, ex soldier now trying to make a go of his late father s textile mill He supports his stepmother and his half sister Caroline He is a solitary, sober man, honorable, but somewhat quick to anger and judgment, and his soft side is revealed only in his love for sister Caroline Our heroine is Mary Lister, recently hired to be Caroline s governess Mary is the vicar s niece and is cousin to John, a young man with somewhat revolutionary ideas about justice for the poor and working classes and who feels a certain sympathy for the Luddites.Well, you can tell from this that things are not going to go smoothly in a romance between a mill owner and a young woman with some loose ties to the Luddite movement As one of the reviewers before me mentioned, it s a bit of a NORTH AND SOUTH, that old Gaskill classic Of course it s much shorter 185 pages and simpler but it has that mill owner vs mill workers clash going on and that low key romance of a proud and stubborn man and a young woman in sympathy with the struggling lower classes Mary travels north to become governess to the young stepsister of the master of Liversedge Mill But she is very early introduced to the depredations of the Luddites, and is put in the unenviable position of having a bit of a foot in both camps, with her employer on one side and her cousin and his friends on the other As the violence escalates, she must choose who to support but to turn from either seems impossible.I really enjoyed this book, as having a mix of romance, history and thought pr Mary travels north to become governess to the young stepsister of the master of Liversedge Mill But she is very early introduced to the depredations of the Luddites, and is put in the unenviable position of having a bit of a foot in both camps, with her employer on one side and her cousin and his friends on the other As the violence escalates, she must choose who to support but to turn from either seems impossible.I really enjoyed this book, as having a mix of romance, history and thought provoking issues, with good writing and a well managed storyline to bring it all together This is an author I ll be looking forby Highly recommended to fans of clean historical romance.Characters Well drawn, though William in particular is not your standard character, being far too temperamental But the gradual development of the romance works well with the characters.Storyline Good, pace is good and various issues are brought out well as part of the dialogue.Content and language Clean one kiss that is hardly even described , with some violence in the background of the story, but nothing graphic Language is good overall, I don t recall any particular issues.Message No particular message, but some thought provoking discussion of what I guess were the beginnings of the union movement enough to show that there s no simple answer.Note that I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley I was not required to write a positive review and this is my considered opinion of the book Based on contemporary accounts of the Luddite uprisings in Yorkshire in 1812, we follow Mary Lister, who is a new governess in a family defending their mill William Arkwright has little patience with Miss Lister, and her cousin who has Luddite sympathies Can these two overcome their differences in a time of turmoil What I loved about this was the level of historical detail and accuracy I felt the desperation of the mill workers who were losing their livelihood I understood the mill owner try Based on contemporary accounts of the Luddite uprisings in Yorkshire in 1812, we follow Mary Lister, who is a new governess in a family defending their mill William Arkwright has little patience with Miss Lister, and her cousin who has Luddite sympathies Can these two overcome their differences in a time of turmoil What I loved about this was the level of historical detail and accuracy I felt the desperation of the mill workers who were losing their livelihood I understood the mill owner trying to keep his business relevant and productive Mary s viewpoint as the outsider observing it all was perfect to show all sides.The one point I did not enjoy was the romance Mary and Mr Arkwright may have spent time together, but they did nothing but argue I in no way saw what attracted Mary, though see why Mr Arkwright would be attracted to the sweet and innocent governess.Overall, it is a enjoyable look to a troubled time I would recommend it to readers who enjoy fictional telling of events that really happened.I received a copy from Netgalley All opinions expressed are my own La vicenda ambientata nell Inghilterra della rivoluzione industriale, funestata dalla presenza dei movimenti ludditi , e l autrice non si risparmia nel disegnare a tinte forti la violenza e l insipienza dei rivoltosi e l ottusit e l autoritarismo degli industriali e delle classi al potere Ma, un po come in Nord e Sud della Gaskell, le tensioni sociali trovano un iconica composizione in una storia d a I can imagine this book as an old black and white movie with Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh as the leads The writing style is unique The story is set during the Luddite rebellion and centers on Mary, who is caught between the two warring factions It was a quick read and is set in an interesting time but I disn t really feelInvested in the characters stories. Luddites on the rampage Regency CapitalismVery different romance without the usual noble lords The hero is a former military man who is now in charge of the family s weaving mill He has hired a governess for his younger sister and she arrives in the middle of the Luddite uprisings Gives a very authentic taste of the problems of this period which the author has based on historic research If you are looking for something a bit different, or from a different perspective, this story is for you A very clean romance. An old fashioned but quirky read withsocial realism than you often get Our hero and heroine are a governess and Yorkshire mill owner and the plot centres on trouble at t Mill as machines replace men and Luddites respond with violence It s melodramatic and there s a lot to like but for me spoilt because the hero repeatedly jumps to the worst conclusion Good spirited not feisty heroine though. This was much better than the other book I read by this author, The Clandestine Betrothal The characters were interesting and unique, especially in the usual realm of regency stories This story is very reminiscent of Elizabeth Gaskell s North and South, and like that story I enjoyed it immensely. This book is published by Endeavour Press

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  • 182 pages
  • The Master and The Maiden
  • Alice Chetwynd Ley
  • 24 March 2018
  • 0345255607