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Where love is your only escape 1911 Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows there is a ballroo. Well this wasn t the experience I had hoped for There s a tiny part of me that feels this story teetered on the very edge of being something great something memorable even but then there s the rational part of me that can admit it missed the mark Big time This was an extremely drab and depressing story even for me someone who freuently dabbles in dark readsIt was all the eerie possibilities an asylum could offer a storyline along with the glowing reviews I d seen from other readers that unknowingly encouraged me to pick up The Ballroom On some level I thought this would be hauntingly beautiful Captivating Stunning Instead I found myself succumbing to page after page of flat and often emotionless drivel Meaning I could only handle this book in small doses hence the snail s pace one month read The fact that these people landed themselves in an asylum for one ridiculous reason or another with no idea where they d ultimately end up was unimaginable Heartbreaking even The normally segregated patients being able to congregate for a dance in a grand ballroom with the opposite sex every Friday night managed to stir up something akin to hope Could music and dance mollify their troublesThere s a love story within these pages but it s mostly overshadowed by the unraveling of the other characters Despite the considerable amount of time it takes for the relationship to come to fruition their feelings still felt a little rushed and underdeveloped I found myself uestioning why they had these feelings for each other but I never could find the answer The letters didn t touch me emotionally and the ballroom wasn t as large of a part of the story as it should have beenOther than John I can t say that I was enad with any of the characters I found Ella to be extremely dull and I struggled to connect with Clem or consider their interaction a friendship Something about Charles initially bored me and those feelings turned to disdain when he flipped the script way too uickly and without much forethought or reasoning In my opinion there was than enough room for deeper character development here There were so many things that went unsaid for the sake of giving words to those that didn t strengthen the power of the story Even after everything I ve said up to this point I still wouldn t consider this to be a horrible book I think it s best described as slow and mundane The author gives a nice backstory in her acknowledgements and links the storyline to some actual history but overall The Ballroom failed to provide a deeper meaning for me or even a clearcut plot Was there one What was the point of the story Did I somehow fail to see it because I was focusing too much on that depressing ending Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife the edge of The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships the Yorkshire moors where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows Salvage there is a ballroo. 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The Ballroom

Ave summer of 1911 the end of the Edwardian era THE BALLROOM is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession of madness and sanity and of who gets to decide which is which. 45 Heartfelt StarsThe Ballroom by Anna Hope was my very first Traveling Sister Group Read with Brenda Norma Lindsay and JanB It was an amazingly rewarding experience with incredibly kind inspiring smart and simply wonderful women The group read and discussions that ensued opened my eyes to a lot of things about the book that I would not have thought of otherwise The Ballroom is a novel that I found to be brilliantly written evocative and full of heart While I loved all of the characters in the book my favorite by far was Clem She captured my soul The author Anna Hope created something special when writing this incredible read and when creating her This novel reminded me of What She Left Behind by Ellen Wiseman though I must say that this one stole my heart in a very unusual way and I m glad it did To find out please see our Traveling Sister Read Review located on Brenda and Norma s fabulous blog atwwwtwogirlslostinacouleereadingword

Anna Hope Ò 4 Free read

M vast and beautiful For one bright evening every week they come together and dance When John and Ella meet It is a dance that will change two lives foreverSet over the heatw. Unlike music excessive reading has been shown to be dangerous for the female mindThe Ballroom often feels lush in nature but is uite simple really It s a tale of falling in love and of obsession centered during the time when an individual can be institutionalized against hisher will for almost any reason Break a window mentally ill Grieving the loss of your child mentally ill You get the picture Like other reviewers such as Angela M I was reminded of the book What She Left Behind while reading this book It s another great book which I encourage those reading this review to check that book out In this book Ella a young woman who has had to work hard her entire life breaks a window in the factory she works in Even though she promises to somehow pay for the window she is institutionalized She is mad you see no sane woman would ever break a window There is also Clem who has a love of reading and often refuses to eat She is hospitalized by her family and has been released and re admitted again There is John a man grieving the death of his daughter institutionalize for melancholy and Dr Fuller a doctor and musician who has weekly dances for the good patients where they must dance with each other whether they want to or not There is always some madness in love But there is also always some reason in madness Friedrich NietzscheAn asylum on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors is hardly the place one would expect to find romance The men and women are kept apart The men get to work outdoors while the women remain pale from working indoors But through the weekly dances love blooms and madness grows Hope springs forth in the most unlikely of places This story of love and obsession is told through three character s POV Ella John and Dr Fuller sThe writing is beautiful hopeful and heart breaking all at the same time There is injustice here being institutionalized having your freedom revoked and your life turned upside down is upsetting to say the least With little hope of release how does one pass the time cope and live a life Dr Fuller is an interesting character who at first I liked and admired for his use of music to uplift spirits and give people the chance at socialization Soon his character begins to change his feelings on reading BOO HISS and his own downward spiral show a man with secrets and troubles of his ownDr Fuller is not the only one to change during this book Ella and John both change as well As they experience hope wistful feelings romance and acceptance their lives grow but can they ever be together in a place built to keep them apartIt is sad to say that the treatment of patients in the asylum is realistic for how people in institutions were treated back then When anyone could deem you insane if you did not do as they said Women fared much worse than men Reasons for admission taken from the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia from 1864 to 1889 included laziness egotism disappointed love female disease mental excitement cold snuff greediness imaginary female trouble gathering in the head exposure and uackery jealousy religion asthma masturbation and bad habits Spouses used lunacy laws to rid themselves of their partners and in abducting their children That is only to name a few I am sure the laws and criteria were similar in other countries as wellI found this book to be sad hopeful heart breaking and thought provoking The writing is elouent and each point of view flowed beautifully into the next It s a cruel word these characters lived in The Author s note at the end describes her reasons for writing the book which I also enjoyed readingThis is not always an easy read but a rewarding one Plus that epilogue Read of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom Unknown (Anders Knutas, they come A time for being human together and dance When John and Ella meet It is a dance Stanley and the Women that will change The Gene two lives foreverSet over The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, the heatw. 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10 thoughts on “The Ballroom

  1. says:

    I haven't had much time to write this review since I finished reading this book a couple of days ago but I've been thinking about these characters and their story so much so that as I'm writing this I have decided to up my rating from 4 to 5

  2. says:

    Well this wasn’t the experience I had hoped for There’s a tiny part of me that feels this story teetered on t

  3. says:

    Update since I can't stop thinking about this I'm moving this up to 5 starsIreland 1911Love found in an insane asylum by a man and wom

  4. says:

    Unlike music excessive reading has been shown to be dangerous for the female mindThe Ballroom often feels lush in nature but is uite simple really It's a tale of falling in love and of obsession centered during the time when an individual can be institutionalized against hisher will for almost any reason Break a window men

  5. says:

    This has been a difficult review in the sense that I initially couldn't pinpoint what it was that didn't feel right for me Up to the middle I knew I liked it enough to continue reading my overall impression was positive but it wasn't fulfilling my expectationsIn a certain degree I am still conflicted and divided over a few parts of the novel And then something happened and the book started coming to lifeI started The Ballroom b

  6. says:

    I hate that this is overFor one day a week 2 hours on a Friday night both women and men who have been segregated in the asylum are brought to

  7. says:

    Beautiful Simple Sincere Poetic What else can I say Just finished this lovely story 1911 Set over the heatwave summer of 1911 at the end of the Edwardian era The ballroom is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession of madness and sanity and of who gets to decide which is whichInside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors where me

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    I received a copy of The Ballroom by Anna Hope through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Random House and to Anna Hope for the opportunityWho would know the things inside her if she stayed in this place?Ella Fay has cast her lot by breaking a covered window in a factory where she labored in a most bleek manner as a spinner The tight threads cut into her swollen fingers and those same threads entangled upon her thoughts of freedom

  9. says:

    45 Heartfelt StarsThe Ballroom by Anna Hope was my very first Traveling Sister Group Read with Brenda Norma Lindsay and JanB It was an amazingly rewarding experience with incredibly kind inspiring smart and simply wonderful women The

  10. says:

    45 stars What a touching and unforgettable read This was our first Traveling Sister Read with Norma Brenda JanB and Susanne We had such a wonderfully enjoyable time reading this together It sparked a lot of deep discussion and it was very interesting to get to know everyone's perspectives and opinionsThis novel

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