An Appetite for Violets

An Appetite for Violets

Large Print - 2015
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Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at forbidding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly master marries young Lady Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a world of scheming, secrets, and lies. Forced to accompany her new mistress to Italy, Biddy becomes embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, knowing the secrets she holds could be a key to a better life, or her downfall.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781410481795
Characteristics: 607 pages ;,23 cm


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Mar 31, 2016

A really enjoyable historical fiction read. The main character Biddy is appealing and her experiences in situations which are not her doing make for compelling reading.

Mar 17, 2015

I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel about life of a poor worker in the house of wealth. It was hard for me to put down.

hgeng63 Feb 02, 2015

A serviceable page-turner. I was hoping for an elegant read; this isn't.

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