Monday 11 July 2022

Portland Place by Michael Reidy

Portland Place 
Michael Reidy


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

 novel from Jane Austen’s lost years

In 1807, Britain is at peace. Napoleon is in East Prussia, and there are good relations with the United States.
Nora Woodruff, the nubile daughter of a prosperous Hampshire farmer, visits London with her family. Bewildered by its size, noise, crowds and sense of barely concealed violence, Nora finds her perceptions and values challenged.
With her customary confidence in retreat, she re-evaluates her vision of the world, and her prospects for her own future.
Her sense of stability is further tested when she meets an American family. Katherine Hayes, and her brother, Jonathan, offer friendship, but is there more to their intentions?
Their house on Portland Place offers Nora the entrance to a new life, but is it one she wishes to embrace?

Pages:  142
Genre:   Literary Fiction 

Portland Place was read and evaluated by THREE Chill's readers against the following...

Were the characters strong and engaging?
 Was the book well written?
Did the story / plot have you turning the page to find out what happened next?
Was the ending satisfying?
Would you recommend to someone who reads this kind of story?

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