[A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson


A Countess Below Stairs

Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ READ A Countess Below Stairs 107 Matters worse Rupert appears to be falling for her as well As their attraction grows stronger Anna finds it and difficult to keep her most dearly held secrets from unraveling And then there's the small matter of Rupert's beautiful and nasty fianc?. I found myself not really giving a shit what happened to Anna It s frustrating when an author writes a completely perfect character Anna was an unspoiled gracious child and is a captivating gracious adult Everyone cannot help but be drawn to her beautiful spirit and beautiful face Except for the evil sure to become a total Nazi fiancee of Anna s love interest The romance kind of irritated me too I understand it is at its heart a romance novel but how much interaction did she really have with Rupert before they totally fell in love I mean besides the fact that she s totally flawless and anybody would be an idiot NOT to fall in love with her right Oh and you know nobility too She can t just be any old trash off the street I m not a totally cynical person I like romance and happy endings but this just felt too forced Getting Closer Getting Out #2 it and difficult to keep her most dearly held secrets from unraveling And then there's the small matter of Rupert's beautiful and nasty fianc?. I found myself not really giving a shit what happened to Anna It s frustrating when an author writes a completely perfect character Anna was an unspoiled gracious child and Coming SoonOff Limits is a captivating gracious adult Everyone cannot help but be drawn to her beautiful spirit and beautiful face Except for the evil sure to become a total Nazi fiancee of Anna s love Haunting Hope Haunting Hearts interest The romance kind of A Marriage in Wyoming irritated me too I understand The Ninpiden True Ninja Traditions it Blind Instinct is at Must Like Kids its heart a romance novel but how much Rake Beyond Redemption interaction did she really have with Rupert before they totally fell Doctor's Orders in love I mean besides the fact that she s totally flawless and anybody would be an Single Dad Sheriff idiot NOT to fall Texas Outlaws Texas Outlaws #3 in love with her right Oh and you know nobility too She can t just be any old trash off the street I m not a totally cynical person I like romance and happy endings but this just felt too forced

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Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ READ A Countess Below Stairs 107 Mily armed only with an outdated housekeeping manual and sheer determination Desperate to keep her past a secret Anna is nearly overwhelmed by her new duties not to mention her instant attraction to Rupert the handsome Earl of Westerholme To make. Well I must say this I should thank Rane for recommending and giving this book such a nice review If not for her this book would still be in my to read listTo be totally honest I prefer books written in a conversational type examples are Julia uinn Sidney Sheldon and Thea Harrison books These books uses words that are easy to understand and can be used in everyday life On the other hand this is the type of book where I have to pay attention every freaking word because the wordings are kinda deep and hard Example of books like this are Lord of the Rings The Fault in our stars and The Prince of Thorns which are AMAZING books But despite the difficulty this book still rocked meThe first thing that caught my attention was the cover of the book I know I know One shouldn t judge a book by its cover but old habits die hard My judgement didn t disappoint me The book was spectacular and I was hooked from the very beginning until the end I love Anna s kindness and purity and you can t hate the heck out of her just because she s nice RupertRupertRupert Enough saidIt should also be noted that I m curious as to what happened to the other characters Like Sergei or Petya I want my own Sergei And Petya is an interesting characterSo if you want to read something light and refreshing do READ this bookTwo thumbs up for Miss Eva Ibbotson for a wonderful book Speaking of which Haunting Hope Haunting Hearts is nearly overwhelmed by her new duties not to mention her A Marriage in Wyoming instant attraction to Rupert the handsome Earl of Westerholme To make. Well I must say this I should thank Rane for recommending and giving this book such a nice review If not for her this book would still be The Ninpiden True Ninja Traditions in my to read listTo be totally honest I prefer books written Blind Instinct in a conversational type examples are Julia uinn Sidney Sheldon and Thea Harrison books These books uses words that are easy to understand and can be used Must Like Kids in everyday life On the other hand this Rake Beyond Redemption is the type of book where I have to pay attention every freaking word because the wordings are kinda deep and hard Example of books like this are Lord of the Rings The Fault Doctor's Orders in our stars and The Prince of Thorns which are AMAZING books But despite the difficulty this book still rocked meThe first thing that caught my attention was the cover of the book I know I know One shouldn t judge a book by Single Dad Sheriff its cover but old habits die hard My judgement didn t disappoint me The book was spectacular and I was hooked from the very beginning until the end I love Anna s kindness and purity and you can t hate the heck out of her just because she s nice RupertRupertRupert Enough saidIt should also be noted that I m curious as to what happened to the other characters Like Sergei or Petya I want my own Sergei And Petya Texas Outlaws Texas Outlaws #3 is an Below the Surface interesting characterSo Champagne Kisses The Drakes of California #2 if you want to read something light and refreshing do READ this bookTwo thumbs up for Miss Eva Ibbotson for a wonderful book Speaking of which

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Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ READ A Countess Below Stairs 107 After the Russian revolution turns her world topsy turvy Anna a young Russian Countess has no choice but to flee to England Penniless Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as servant in the household of the esteemed Westerholme fa. Final review first posted on wwwFantasyLiteraturecom not that this is a fantasy novel but Ibbotson also wrote a lot of fantasyAs a Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer enthusiast I m always on the lookout for historical novels in that mold with manners a little romance and lots of deliciously witty dialogue I previously was familiar with Eva Ibbotson solely from her 1994 children s fantasy The Secret of Platform 13 in which a magical door at Platform 13 of King s Cross Station in London opens every nine years for a nine day period leading to a delightful kingdom where humans mermaids giants hags nymphs and other magical creatures live The similarities to Platform 9 in JK Rowling s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone published three years later did not go unnoticed but Ibbotson held no grudges When I found that Ibbotson also wrote some historical romances I had to give one of them a try A Countess Below Stairs recently republished and renamed The Secret Countess is an appealing historical romance Anna Grazinsky lives a charmed life as a child in Russia in the early 1900s When her father Count Grazinsky dies in World War I and her wealthy family is threatened in the Russian Revolution Anna now age eighteen her mother and her younger brother escape from Russia and take refuge in England They give their priceless jewels to the children s nanny to smuggle out of Russia but she disappears without a trace leaving the family destitute So when they settle in England Anna insists on taking a job as a housemaid to help make ends meet and enable her brother to get an education With the help of a massive volume entitled The Domestic Servant s Compendium which Anna studies religiously Anna is certain she can be a model housemaid She convinces the butler and head housekeeper at Westerholme to give her a chance on a temporary basisWhen Rupert the Earl of Westerholme since the death of his older brother returns home from World War I he is attracted by Anna s charm and personality but he s also about to be married to an extremely wealthy young lady Miss Muriel Hardwicke Muriel is uite beautiful and initially seems uite nice though how nice can she really be with a name like that in a romance novel It turns out that Muriel in addition to being completely self absorbed has a deep and abiding passion for the philosophy and practice of eugenics As Muriel s true colors gradually become apparent both above and below stairs and Anna and Rupert gradually become aware of their feelings for each other the plot deftly mixes both comedy and sorrow A Countess Below Stairs is a fairly lightweight romance that wears its heart on its sleeve It suffers from some slow pacing in the middle and several of the characters Muriel in particular are one dimensional although some of the servants are uite well developed characters Anna herself is a Mary Sue type not particularly beautiful but attractive kind talented and beloved by all She escapes being annoying by dint of an enthusiasm for all aspects of life a sense of humor and a charming Russian accent Rupert wounded physically and spiritually by the war is notable primarily for his kindness and his commitment to keeping his word even at the cost of his own happiness A Countess Below Stairs has some extremely funny moments culminating with a farcical scene where the servants play upon Muriel s horror of people with mental and physical disabilities Ibbotson s unexpectedly literary writing really caught my attention in several places The plot also explores the eugenics movement that became popular in England in this time period and the hold it had on some people s minds as well as the effect of their intolerance on others The tragic background of the Russian Revolution and World War I isn t dwelt on but we see the secondary effects of these events in their impact on the lives minds and hearts of the charactersAlthough I wouldn t recommend A Countess Below Stairs to readers who are uninterested in sweet clean romances in a historical setting for those who are this is an intelligently written heartwarming tale that s above the general cut of romance novels35 stars rounding up to 4

  • Paperback
  • 383
  • A Countess Below Stairs
  • Eva Ibbotson
  • English
  • 23 September 2020
  • 9780142408650

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    Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson Final review first posted on wwwFantasyLiteraturecom not that this is a fantasy novel but Ibbotson also wrote a lot of fantasyAs a Jane Austen a

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    READ A Countess Below Stairs [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ I love Eva Ibbotson and I nearly always think her characters are delightful and her stories lovely That was true for this book as well I freuently recommend her books to my enthusiastic readers and to parents reading alou

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    [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson FREE DOWNLOAD Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Eva Ibbotson This is one of my favorite romances with one of my all time favorite authorsNo bodice ripping panting suirming lady parts etc just a sweet witty well written and often humorous romance with a great hero and heroine and a cast of se

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    [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson Well I must say this I should thank Rane for recommending and giving this book such a nice review If not for her this book would still be in my to read listTo be totally honest I prefer books written in a conversational type examples are Julia uinn Sidney Sheldon and Thea Harrison books These books uses words that are easy to und

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    Eva Ibbotson ç 7 READ [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson I found myself not really giving a shit what happened to Anna It's frustrating when an author writes a completely perfect character Anna was an unspoiled gracious child and is a captivating gracious adult Everyone cannot

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    [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToocomAnna Grazinsky is a member of the Russian aristocracy or White Russians during the Russian Revolution Her family is forced to flee from their comfortable life in Russia to England where they are safe from the revolutionaries But in England the Grazinskys are left with nothing Anna has a very resilient spirit and instead of moping around and wishing for her old life she is gra

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Æ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ç Eva Ibbotson [A Countess Below Stairs] E–pub Ø Eva Ibbotson I enjoyed this familiar romance tropes but intelligently applied and with a keen sense of time and place and detail from an angle less and less known I suspect to many younger 21st C American readers The tale does not feel to me to be about events of a whole century ago but I realize somewhat bemusedly that they now are The social setting actually utterly alien to me in real life is as they say still strangely familiar from dozens of belove

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