Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1)

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  • 25 September 2018

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Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) In 1920s New York, the price of a woman s independence can be exorbitant even fatal In 1924 Manhattan, women s suffrage is old news For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life s too short for politics With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own new private press But as a woman, Julia must fight for what s hers including the inheritance her estranged half brother, Philip, has challenged, putting her aspirations in jeopardy.When her friend s sister, Naomi Rankin, dies suddenly of an apparent suicide, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family s indifference toward the ardent suffragist s death Naomi chose poverty and hardship over a submissive marriage and a husband s control of her money Now, her death suggests the struggle wasthan she could bear.Julia, however, is skeptical Doubtful of her suspicions, Philip proposes a glib wager if Julia can prove Naomi was in fact murdered, he ll drop his claims to her wealth Julia soon discovers Naomi s life was as turbulent and enigmatic as her death And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there s muchat stake than her inheritance Best Read Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) By Marlowe Benn For Kindle ePUB or eBook – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1)

  1. Dee Arr says:

    Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk throughout the pages and you have something special The book is listed in both the Historical Fiction and Mystery rankings, both apt descriptions of the story The author s writing style easily place it in the historical fiction category This is not merely a tale placed at a certain time in history There are many references to the tim...

  2. Brian says:

    In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered around the early 1920 s when women had yet to vote I felt as though the book was a bit plodding at times but ov In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered around the early 1920 s when women had yet to...

  3. ☕️Kimberly says:

    This started slow but ended strong Full RTC 3.5 stars

  4. Janci says:

    One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buy One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buyers like you So as liberated and free as Julia thinks she is, she still needs someone else s money, some man s money, to do her thing, with no responsibility for supporting herself At least the conversation with Phillip causes her to recognize this, sort of, her self indulgence and at least she thinks about and supports less fortunate women Substitute oafish managers like you and you get the modern version of this A woman gets her back up and quits in a huff or otherwise jeopardizes her career an...

  5. Mel says:

    3.75 rounded up to 4I went into this book with fairly high hopes, and wasn t too disappointed.Julia is my favourite kind of post Victorian era woman confident, independant, and thoroughly unamused by any attempt to prevent her from doing what she wanted to do.Her brother, not so much One problem I had throughout this book is that his character didn t fit with his actions, and in fact seemed completely in conflict with them Even the revelation at the end of the book didn t shed any light, d 3.75 rounded up to 4I went into this book with fairly high hopes, and wasn t too disappointed.Julia is my favourite kind of post Victorian era woman confident, independant, and thoroughly unamused by any attempt to prevent her from doing what she wanted to do.Her brother, not so much One problem I had throughout this book is that his character didn t fit with his actions, and in fact seemed completely in conflict with them Even the revelation at the end of the book didn t shed any light, d...

  6. mary ann newbold says:

    Wonderful suffragist history and a murder mystery, too Engrossing book.As a mystery enthusiast, especially those set in the 1920 s, I chose this book However, to find that it includes so much women s h...

  7. Gaby Lee says:

    A really good read Engaging characters plot written in a style true to the era depicted The sleuthing is very natural and believable and our main characters are very likable It captures the sparkle of New York in the ea...

  8. Amber says:

    It took me a bit to warm up to the book, it really did, but as soon as I learned this was a first novel for the author, the pacing issues weren t an issue for me Besides, they cleared up a bit by the end And while I wished for ...

  9. Carlin says:

    Lovely first novel and the first of a new series about Julia Kydd, a young woman expecting to get her full inheritance when she turns 25, returns to New York from London to complete the paperwork but discovers her half brother is challenging her right to the fortune T...

  10. Teresa says:

    Looking forward to the nextThis was an engaging read.the prose, the characters and the clothes The pacing was good and the ending quite satisfying As a former Manhattanite, I loved the setting and reading about my city in a former glory era I hope there isto come.

  11. Meg says:

    This Kindle First book was a great distraction between two heavier book club selections It started slowly but drew me in by the second half I enjoyed Julia Kydd s spirit and the determination of the women fighting for equal rights.

  12. Sue Kimmet says:

    This book was a surprise to me I expected something light weight, but although it borders on that at times, it delivers a satisfying mix of historical fiction and mystery I look forward to the next book in the series.

  13. Gina says:

    Lovely TwistsIt offers an interesting view of the times It kept a taut line regarding a woman s right to control her own destiny at a time when women had less control than even today I found it both excruciating and entertaining.

  14. Susan Waters says:

    WonderfulI enjoy historical novels and this does not disappoint The characters are well thought out and completely flawed, which makes them most fun.

  15. Nancy says:

    I enjoyed this book and hope to seein what appears to be a series.