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  1. says:

    One of the 'best of the best' books I've read and I have read some outstanding historical fiction in the past few months. The story of Linnet was compelling from the first chapter. All the realism of her life in England, might be difficult for some to read but as a social worker, I found it to be realistic without resorting to 'shock value'. Linny was a sympathetic character as she went through her life in England and all people she inte

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    When I’m reading what I consider a great book I look forward to the next time I can pick it up to read and I don’t look forward to it ending! The Linnet Bird was that kind of book. I enjoyed it from the first words to the last. It’s a sweeping saga of Linny Gow’s life and it’s beautifully written, has twists and turns, a wonderful and interesting detailed story. It even had a happy ending! I really l

  3. says:

    I did enjoy the novel. I really did, but wow it is dark. It shows that Linny Gow will do whatever is necessary to survive. She has some horribl

  4. says:

    From the first sntence, the reader draws you in. she drew me in and held my attention for the entire work. For me, this was an exceptioanl book to read for two reaseons. The first is that I read it for the simple pleasure of reading for the story line. On a completely different level, I read it as an author. I delved into

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    Linnet Gow is the illegitimate daughter of a poor woman in Liverpool in the early 1800's. When her mother dies, Linnie falls victim to her stepfather who turns her into a prostitute. As her life progresses she falls victim to a variety of unscrupulous people. A twist of fate changes her fortunes and eventually Linnie finds herself as a comp

  6. says:

    I had some doubt about this novel, as I have grown tired of the prostitute tales. More often than not, they are shallow and predictible or have characters the reader cannot relate to. Not so, this fine novel by Linda Holeman. The heroine of this story is the mother of the kind "knight in shining armour" of The Moonlit Cage. The reader become

  7. says:

    I did not enjoy this book at all..I did not find it easy to read and found the story quite upsettingI totally rejected the caste system and did not enjoy reading about the cruelty to women in general..even though it still exists today in so many cultures..
    I abhorred reading about Linnys step dad and what he made her do so that he could earn some money.. I found most of the men in the book were crass unfeeling and unworthy of

  8. says:

    England's civilization of India has been described in novels before, this full of compelling, With
    complex characters. the sights, smells, sounds of the country were flying off the page. Linnet showed such courage and strength
    as she struggled to make a safe, normal home for her son. I was very happy with the way the author chose to end
    the story. All in all a very good read!

  9. says:

    A totally absorbing and compelling read from start to finish. The author's narrative holds you spellbound as the book lurches on. Be warned that in parts, especially the beginning section detailing the main character's abuse and forced child prostitution the writing is very graphic and often sickeningly so. The detailing of the i

  10. says:

    I loved the descriptive skills of the author. Very graphic at times but wonderful story telling. Will read. Bravo

  11. says:

    Love everything by this writer

  12. says:

    Such a powerful story sorrow courage and intrigue an intelligent written story with lots of surprises

  13. says:

    One of the best books I have ever read,didn't want it to end.
    The story of her life comes alive and the attention to detail makes it even real.
    Great book highly recommend it & I will be ordering every other book by this author.

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But even there she is haunted by her past and by the constant threat of discovery Soon she finds that respectability and marriage bring a new kind of imprisonment But having come so far Linny is not about to surrender easily In the lush tropics of India she finds not only the means of rebellion she finds that she may be capable of feeling love and freedom after all. I did not enjoy this book at allI did not find it easy to read and found the story uite upsettingI totally rejected the caste system and did not enjoy reading about the cruelty to women in generaleven though it still exists today in so many culturesI abhorred reading about Linnys step dad and what he made her do so that he could earn some money I found most of the men in the book were crass unfeeling and unworthy of the lives that they ledbeing born a male does not guarantee you a lifestyle putting down a female does not elevate you eitherthankfully I was born in America and am treated as an Individual in all ares of my life Including decision makingI found parts of the book hard to followvery few redeeming charactersI cried for linny and all that she had to endure Dreams of Glass even there she is haunted by her past and by the constant threat of discovery Soon she finds that respectability and marriage bring a new kind of imprisonment But having come so far Linny is not about to surrender Zawieszenie niewiary easily In the lush tropics of India she finds not only the means of rebellion she finds that she may be capable of feeling love and freedom after all. I did not Healing Sex enjoy this book at allI did not find it Spark (Stronger, easy to read and found the story uite upsettingI totally rejected the caste system and did not Wonder Woman and Philosophy enjoy reading about the cruelty to women in generaleven though it still Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung exists today in so many culturesI abhorred reading about Linnys step dad and what he made her do so that he could Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, earn some money I found most of the men in the book were crass unfeeling and unworthy of the lives that they ledbeing born a male does not guarantee you a lifestyle putting down a female does not Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar elevate you Absolute Banking English eitherthankfully I was born in America and am treated as an Individual in all ares of my life Including decision makingI found parts of the book hard to followvery few redeeming charactersI cried for linny and all that she had to

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In the claustrophobic mannered world of British India Linny Ingram seems the perfect society wife pretty gracious subservient But appearances can be deceptive Linny Ingram was born Linny Gow an orphan raised in the gray slums of Liverpool Sold into prostitution by her stepfather when she was only eleven Linny clung to the belief that she was meant for something som. When I m reading what I consider a great book I look forward to the next time I can pick it up to read and I don t look forward to it ending The Linnet Bird was that kind of book I enjoyed it from the first words to the last It s a sweeping saga of Linny Gow s life and it s beautifully written has twists and turns a wonderful and interesting detailed story It even had a happy ending I really loved it Recommended to my book club and although we haven t had our discussion yet all the feedback has been positive It was published in 2006 but will be a good read any year you pick it up CH Cenote eleven Linny clung to the belief that she was meant for something som. When I m reading what I consider a great book I look forward to the next time I can pick it up to read and I don t look forward to it Sottomissione ending The Linnet Bird was that kind of book I The Isles even had a happy KING ending I really loved it Recommended to my book club and although we haven t had our discussion yet all the feedback has been positive It was published in 2006 but will be a good read any year you pick it up CH

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Ething better than life on the cold dangerous streetsA stroke of luck granted Linny the chance to re create herself as a proper middle class young lady allowing her to join the fishing fleetyoung women of good birth who sailed to India in search of husbands India with its exotic colors sights and smells is a world away from the cold back alleys of Linnys childhood. I had some doubt about this novel as I have grown tired of the prostitute tales More often than not they are shallow and predictible or have characters the reader cannot relate to Not so this fine novel by Linda Holeman The heroine of this story is the mother of the kind knight in shining armour of The Moonlit Cage The reader becomes acuainted with her around the age of eleven living in Liverpool in the year 1823 being pimped out by her stepfather Unlike cage this story is not all misery as Linny often tells of her customers with sometimes sympathy or amusement After a particular rough evening with a brutal customer in which something horrific occurs Linny sets out on her own and the real adventure starts introducing both kind and caring people as well as cruel and vicious She also experiences passion and love in ways than one The ending is uite a shocker The one thing I did not care for was too much description here and there about the weather the bugs the trees or one s illness