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Number of Pages: 195
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Okay, so thats the expected element of this love story. However, between these two events there are a myriad of plot twists and unexpected challenges for Ellanor. As the story opens, Ellanor experiences several personal tragedies (ed. note: skip to the next paragraph if you dont want to read the storyline). First, her beloved brother Paul dies during the influenza epidemic. Second, her father announces that he is sending Ellanor to England to be taught manners, music, and proper courtship by his long time friend Lady Wilthrop. The goal is to have Ellanor ready to make her debut into high society by age 16. Third, once Ellanor arrives in England she is beset by people who act as though they are going to befriend her, but who, in reality, are her enemies. Competition among the young female ladies for the available handsome and rich bachelors is keen, and no outsider such as Ellanor is welcomed into the mix. Many other girls and their parents set out to sabotage the fate of Ellanor, but amidst it all, she has a feeling that Lord Netherfield is pure, chaste, kind, and trustworthy. Her belief in him is justified in the end when he declares his love and devotion to her.
Author Linda Haynes is a good storyteller. Her chapter titles draw the reader into the pending action. The interaction of characters is intriguing, especially since the reader is never sure who is a friend and who is a foe of Ellanor. The books pace is steady, never tedious, and although the end is predictable (hey, it is a love story, after all), the mini-plots and subplots provide for intrigue and suspense. Jodi Kurht, Christian Book Previews.com
RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 52nd or 3rd re-read. still like it! 4.5 starsJanuary 14, 2011RuthUpstate SCAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I read this some years back and liked it. Needing something to tide me over I picked it up and was just going to sort of skim over some parts. I ended up properly re-reading and enjoying it. If you like a story set in this turbulent English time, you'll enjoy this book. I like very much the total lack of 'cussing' and insidious sex innuendo etc. so often found in books these days. Great read, great story. I am glad I got stuck into it again.
Sarah Anne Cox5 Stars Out Of 5May 28, 2009Sarah Anne CoxEllanor's Exchange is my 2nd favorite book (my 1st is Paint the Wind)it is an amazing book it's full of action, close get-a-ways, and it keeps you wondering who she will marry. It was so good I read half of it in 2 hours. I couldn't put it down. I am 11 years old and a frequent reader. This is one of the best book i have ever, and will probably ever read!!!! P.S. at times its bittersweet.
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