Monday, 6 November 2017

A Pearl for My Mistress by Annabel Fielding #BlogTour #Review @DearestAnnabel

 Today I'm one of the stops on the blog tour for A Pearl for My Mistress by Annabel Fielding. You can catch my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

A story of class, scandal and forbidden passions in the shadow of war. Perfect for fans of Iona Grey, Gill Paul and Downtown Abbey.

England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household.

Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.

Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…

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I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I picked up A Pearl for My Mistress I enjoy historical fiction so that alone made me want to read this story. The story begins with Hester who arrives to start her new job as a lady's maid for Lady Lucy. What happens next is an intriguing and engaging story of love, politics and friendship. I think that the class differences between Hester and Lucy was managed well and the story progressed at a good pace. This story isn't short but the writing is detailed and Annabel Fielding easily brings the story to life with her vivid descriptions. 

A Pearl for My Mistress moves steadily throughout and even though it doesn't progress at a fast pace I found that the writing flowed so easily. I enjoyed taking my time and getting to know the characters this way. The characters have their flaws in particular Lucy but they kept me entertained and engaged throughout. There is intrigue, politics and secrets from the characters that will entertain and keep you turning the pages.

A wonderful story that will transport you back in time.

With thanks to Annabel Fielding for the invite to join the tour and HQ Digital & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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