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by Jane Aiken Hodge

eBook Whispering ePub
Author: Jane Aiken Hodge
Language: English
ISBN: 0786204575
ISBN13: 978-0786204571
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 319
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Romance
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 576
Formats: lit doc azw mbr
ePub file: 1733 kb
Fb2 file: 1802 kb

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Jeremy sat where he was for a while, trying to make sense of it all. Why was it so hard to think clearly, dispassionately? He knew, really. It was because of Caterina and this unknown Luiz. It was because of Caterina and this unknown Luiz t the threat of danger that sent the blood racing furiously through his veins; it was their relationship. They had been lovers, she and this young Portuguese traitor. It put her beyond the pale; an outcast from society. And who was he to think so? He who had dangled after Rachel Emerson, let her lead him by the nose so ignominiously

Whispering, first published in 1995, is another great historical romance from the master of the genre †“ Jane Aiken Hodge. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Whispering, first published in 1995, is another great historical romance from the master of the genre †“ Jane Aiken Hodge. Romance Historical Romance.

Hodge's first novel, written just after World War II but just now published, is a well-plotted love story full of interesting characters, but the pacing is poor: on one page, meek, hesitant Susan has an innocent crush on mysterious Professor Winter, then two pages later, they are quite suddenly declaring their fervent, undying love. Such hastiness does not, however, detract from the tale's many pleasures, and Susan's feelings are clearly drawn and developed through Hodge's witty and insightful writing.

by. Hodge, Jane Aiken. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

When Caterina Gomez returns to her beloved home of Oporto, Portugal, her troubles have only just begun  .

When teenage Caterina Gomez returns from England to Portugal, she comes back to a beloved homeland, a distant father, and a scandalous past. When teenage Caterina Gomez returns from England to Portugal, she comes back to a beloved homeland, a distant father, and a scandalous past. Traveling with Caterina are her cousin Jeremy Craddock, a young Englishman seeking a cure for his ill health, and her dear friend Harriet Brown, who is on the run from an arranged marriage.

Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British writer. Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second child of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his first wife, the writer Jessie McDonald. Jane Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born. Their parents' marriage was dissolved in 1929.

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Fesho
Enjoyed it!
Jazu
This book was suspenseful and interesting. It's set in Portugal during the wars with Napoleon. The people are interesting and likeable. I don't like this author's tendency to portray religious people as hypocritical and intolerant. There is some of that in this book and some of her others. Not so much as to ruin the story, but the implication is always there. An implication that I find offensive and believe to be absolutely untrue.

This book is quite dark and covers some darker topics. For those who like clean romance, this is not your book.
Mala
Whispering is a novel set in early 19th century Portugal, as Caterina Gomez, her friend Harriet and her cousin Jeremy travel from England to the city of Porto. Caterina has been summoned by her father back from exile in an English convent, her friend Harriet comes along as a "chaperone" and to escape an unhappy life of her own, and Jeremy is going to seek treatment from a "healer" for his falling sickness (epilepsy).

Almost from page one it is evident that none of these characters are quite what they seem, as they each have hidden agendas and secrets to hide. That situation is compounded once they reach Porto, a city rife with tension as Napoleon and Wellington wage their battles closer and closer to Portugal's borders. Here the cast of characters is expanded and, again, each is obviously not quite what they seem. The city of Porto is insular (and particularly its English community), with everyone suspicious of everyone else, and gossip travels faster than the speed of light. Caterina very quickly discovers that life in the controlling household of her father is even more restricted and oppressive than at the convent back in England. Nevertheless, this headstrong, feisty and outspoken young woman soon gets herself wrapped up in the dangerous intrigue that is everywhere in the city.

At only 215 pages, I knew there probably wouldn't be a lot of depth to the story. Even so, the detachment I felt from the characters (who were all one-dimensional, or two-dimensional at the most) was disappointing. Both the romance and the suspense were very tepid, and the climactic scene was particularly weak; it was too melodramatic and having the Duke of Wellington step into save the heroine was more than a little contrived.

This wasn't a terrible book, just a very unremarkable one. It was my first by Jane Aiken Hodge and will likely be my last, since I wasn't impressed enough to want to try any more of her books.
Feri
Two young women arrive in Portugal, in the company of one of their cousins. Each one has a mysterious past and hopes to find happiness in Oporto's English colony. However, they soon discover that nothing is as it seems in Oporto, least of all their childhood memories.

I have mixed feelings about Jane Aiken Hodges' books, but this one I liked immensely. You are captured by the characters, intrigued by their mysterious pasts, and want to know what will happen next to them. You really root for them. I also found all the details about the setting (200 years ago in Portugal) fascinating.
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