- Pasta blanda: 484 páginas
- Editor: Trilka Press (11 de diciembre de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0692589805
- ISBN-13: 978-0692589809
- Dimensiones del producto: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
- Peso del envío: 612 g
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Pride's Children: Purgatory: (Book 1 of the Trilogy) (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 11 dic 2015
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I, KARENNA ELIZABETH Ashe, being of sound mind, do... "But that's it, isn't it? Being here proves I am not of sound mind...""
So begins Book 1 of the "Pride's Children" trilogy: Kary immediately regrets the misplaced sense of "noblesse oblige" which compels her to appear, live on national television-at exorbitant personal cost.
What she cannot anticipate is an entanglement with Hollywood that may destroy her carefully-constructed solitudinarian life.
A contemporary mainstream love story, in the epic tradition of "Jane Eyre," and Dorothy L. Sayers' four-novel bond between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, "Pride's Children" starts with a very public chance encounter, and will eventually stretch over three separate continents.
Colm Herron, Irish author of "The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next)," "The Fabricator," and "Further Adventures of James Joyce" "I was there, Alicia. THERE, in that sweaty studio, aware of the audience, rooting for Kary, contemptuous of Dana until, well, until I saw for sure that she was more than a plastic chat-show hostess. I wondered what Andrew was thinking. I could guess. I think his snort was involuntary and then thought better of. No better tribute can I pay than all that I've written above. I don't make this comment idly. This to me is top gear."
Herbert Collins (Saskatchewan), reader: "It definitely works for me. I feel Andrew's emotions, and feel for him. You have successfully given your readers a story that appeals to men and women. It is wonderfully written."
"Pride's Children has helped me to look inside myself and see many things I need to see and deal with. I have never read a work of fiction that has touched me so powerfully! I love it and will be rereading many times."
J. E. Hallows, author of "Rebellious Rogue" "I've just finished reading Pride's Children [Book 1]. That last chapter was beautiful. Probably the most moving chapter of all, which is a great way to end the story."
Kevin Gebhard, American actor, screenwriter, and author of "The Steeps" "You're right-on. It's hard to believe you're not writing this from [a movie] set."
"Oh, to be in a writer's head. Living amongst imaginary people. What could be better? But then comes the actual writing part. You caught it all."
"You really know how to write this stuff-like you were tucked in a coffee shop on Rodeo Drive (I lived in L.A. for five years)."
RATING: Sexual innuendo, mild swearing, occasional non-graphic violence (PG-13).
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And, why are we having to wait for the next part of the story???))
Elegant literary fiction which is also literate, modern, gripping, and extraordinarily entertaining, to label the subject matter a 'love triangle' would be like daubing the Taj Mahal with graffiti.
Alicia Ehrhardt takes the reader into the persons of Kary, Andrew and Bianca by turns, and uses this approach with consummate skill to construct characters whom one comes to know, ((dare I say this?)) rather better than one knows one's spouse, or significant other. She does this better than any other author I have yet read. The plot is more than character-driven; there is a sense in which the plot is the characters.
The pace is unhurried, almost meditative at times. By contrast, the tension is considerable, and the reader is kept in suspense all the way to the disappointing end. I have to call it disappointing because Ms. Ehrhardt has clearly planned the whole story across a trilogy, and this is therefore only the first part. Disappointing, because by the time one reaches the end of this first book, one is aching for resolution. ((Well, I was, at least.))
The writing itself is beautiful, witty, and considered. I felt at times that every word had been weighed. Ms. Ehrhardt has created characters of rare power and beauty, whose natures result in relationships of living, breathing complexity. Beside the central three, other characters look quite flat - and yet, they are as developed as most good authors' central protagonists. The settings and situations are fully realised, being founded upon either the author's own experience or diligent, exhaustive research. ((I can't tell which. Ha!))
I cannot recommend this book, this trilogy, highly enough - but not to everyone. This is a book for readers who appreciate literary fiction and a very deeply developed romance with a thoughtful debate on ethics. I believe the pace and the delayed gratification will frustrate many modern romance readers who look for fast-burning romance, titillation, and simple love stories. However, if you are a reader who will appreciate a modern 'Jane Eyre', this trilogy is for you.
Kary had been a physician, until her struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome made that profession and its demands impossible. Now she is an award-winning novelist, channeling her suffering into her art. She is living a secluded life in New Hampshire, on an estate she calls Sanctuary. Against her better judgment, she lets her agent persuade her to be interviewed on a late night talk show, where she meets the other guest, Andrew O'Connell.
Andrew O'Connell, Irish to his core, is a famous actor, renowned for his leading role in the movie Roland, and the target of gossip columnists from L.A. to New York City. Months after the talk show, he winds up in New Hampshire to complete the final scenes of his latest film, Incident at Bunker Hill. He and Kary will now meet again, and all her efforts to manage her life will be challenged as never before.
The last character in the triangle is Bianca Doyle, Hollywood star, playing opposite Andrew, determined to get the fame she feels she deserves and to get Andrew into her bed.
The writing is rich and nuanced; the characters, living and breathing. The pace is leisurely, like an afternoon tea in an English garden.The author examines what makes us human--our generosity and pettiness, our passions and rationality, our sin and integrity. It's a journey into heart and soul.
To the author*:
Here are some things I really liked about your book:
1. I loved seeing what the characters were thinking and how they would decide what to do. I've always been interested in human behavior.
2. Re CFS..... As a nurse, I appreciated learning more about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was interesting to see how Kary had to make more and more adjustments as her life got more and more stressful. I appreciated seeing how she paced herself, her thought process and her accommodations just to make it through the day. I say that because I don't do that very well myself, so it was good for me to watch how she did it, especially towards the end when she was on overload.
3. Andrew was extraordinarily patient. What a man!! Why? I'm not sure most men would get CFS. I do wonder why he was so extremely kind, understanding of the problem and intuitive as to what she needed.
4. I loved that Kary was a good person and that she tried to do everything right, even when things didn't work out. Do they ever??? It is the story of so many of us...we try, but life and we come up short. I appreciated being privy to her inner struggles and growth. She is not perfect....but she tries to be a good person despite all the obstacles that come her way.
5. I had to smile at the kids....Susan and Ronnie. As much as we love our kids...it isn't easy to be a parent.
6. I loved the relationship Kary and Andrew created. It was based on the best ingredients. :-)
Thank you for writing this book.
* I knew the author when we were Girl Guides together fifty years ago in Mexico. I did not know she wrote until we reconnected recently. It only influenced me to start the book. My opinion comes only from reading it.