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The Shivering Sands

review The Shivering Sands Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB To that of Rebecca the sort of dark shivery mysterious feeling The end was WAY better in my opinion though Definitely a good read MaryThis is a a five star historical romance mystery psychological thriller Greg BThe most suspenseful book ever and many years later after having read countless Holt books I can safely say that this is her best work Swat. Plenty of Gothic fun and suspense I found it too implausible for full enjoyment but once I deliberately suspended disbelief it was an easy and diverting read I have too literal a mind for some kinds of books and I tend to take a very dim view of abusive men with dark pasts My inner Mr Spock kept getting in the way too noting that there were rather too many crazy people wandering around Lovat Mill that everyone seemed to be hiding an improbable number of secrets and that uicksand does not work uite the way the book suggests You ll enjoy it if you re in the mood for dark heroes dark shadows and a spooky tale well told Content rating PG No sex or bloody scenes but a nasty murderer suggested paranormal happenings and plenty of nut cases and out of wedlock babies

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review The Shivering Sands Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB Ancient ruins Family scandal Forbidden loveCaroline knows something is wrong Her sister Roma has gone missing and no one can tell her why The only option is to go where Roma was last seen an estate with a deadly historyThe Stacy family has lived off the Dover coast for generations carefully navigating the treacherous uicksands nearby But the sands a. Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of A romance written by an author who is dead As if I needed an excuse to read gothic romances well I do which is why I m taking part in a Halloween Reading Challenge designed to celebrate all things paranormal dark and spooky in my favorite genre romanceVictoria Holt who died in 1993 was one of the obvious go to choices for the author who is dead category Not only was she exceptionally prolific she was also a writer in two of my favorite vintage romance subgenres pulpy gothics and pulpy historicals the historicals were written under the penname Jean Plaidy The only problem with that is that being so prolific means that sometimes uality takes a nosedive There are Holt novels that I loved and then there are Holt novels that left me shaking my head and going WHATTHE SHIVERING SANDS has a kind of silly title which made me think of the Shifting Sand Lands level from Mario 64 and an eually silly premise Our heroine Caroline was the only non archeologist in her family She loved music One day both her parents died tragically on their way to a dig leaving her archeology loving sister Roma and her both adult orphans to pave their own way Roma continued doing her thing and became a prominent influence in her field whereas Caroline decided to give up her passion to be supportive of her man Pietro whom she obviously still respects despite him being a grade A jerk who says things like you are worthy of me He dies tragically too and Caroline fiddlefarts around until Roma goes missing on a dig in Kent after which Caroline decides to go play some Scooby Doo and figure out where her sister wentWARNING SPOILERS Being the widow of a famous pianist and a pianist of some repute herself gives her easy entrance to the family who owns the lands where Roma was investigating And this family this family has one of the most confusing vipers nest of a relationship tree that I have encountered in a while She becomes piano teacher to three girls one of whom is the vicar s daughter Silvia The other two girls Allegra and Alice have TWO different mothers Alice is I believe the illegitimate child of the vicar s daughter s wife and the Stacy patriarch Sir William Allegra is the daughter of the black sheep son of Sir William Napier and a gypsy woman This means that Alice while being young enough to be Napier s daughter is actually his step sister and Silvia s half sister There s this crazy old woman named Sybil who likes to paint creepy paintings and I think she is Sir William s spinster sister which would make her Alice s aunt and Allegra s great aunt Napier meanwhile is engaged to Sir William s rich ward Edith which has put him back in his father s favor because he has been ostracized for several years due to his possible murder of his younger brother and family golden child Beau which led his mother to commit suicide BUT WAIT there s As it turns out Allegra is actually Beau s daughter not Napier s so she is his niece and not his daughter And Alice isn t Sir William s child at all but the child of a criminal If that doesn t give you a headache I m not sure what will But man I had a hell of a time trying to keep track of all these peopleTHE SHIVERING SANDS is one of my least favorite Holt novels It s so boring and slow to start that I skimmed for the first 150 pages or so Then she employs this gross trope she s done in a couple of other books of hers that I can t stand The heroine falls for a MARRIED man and Holt legitimizes this relationship by killing off the wife somehow so he s freed up for the heroine The author did this in THE DEVIL ON HORSEBACK as well which is another book of hers I wasn t crazy about It was even annoying here because the wife was killed in a series of 80s slasher movie esue murder sprees as well as the heroine s sister which bummed me out I was hoping she d be returned safely To the author s credit I actually didn t guess who the killer was until the reveal and the heroine ends up in some pretty serious trouble at the end Too bad the previous 200 pages before the grand reveal didn t make me care Also F that hero who is just as judgy and pretentious as her ex husband He doesn t have any of the rugged gothic charm that some of Holt s other heroes have and the excessive name drops of Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre didn t win this book any favors because all it did was remind me of other better gothic romances that I could be reading insteadI m even annoyed because usually I only spend 199 on an ebook but since this is an author I usually like I bit the bullet and spend 250 or whatever it was this ebook cost when it was on sale So the fact that I did that and had this book blow so much was the straw on the camel s back as far as I m concerned If you want to get into this author I d recommend starting with THE PRIDE OF THE PEACOCK MENFREYA IN THE MORNING or ON THE NIGHT OF THE SEVENTH MOON Stay away from this one though unless you want to be annoyed and confused like I was2 to 25 stars

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review The Shivering Sands Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB Ren't Caroline's biggest threat Everyone here has a secret especially enigmatic young heir Napier Stacy No matter where Caroline turns the ground she walks is dangerous And the closer she comes to unraveling the truth the closer she comes to sharing her sister's fateWhat readers are saying about The Shivering SandsThe feel of this story was similar. 2017 Summer Lovin Reading List In many ways this is a very dated Gothic romance after all it was first published in 1969 I m pretty sure that I read it as a teenager but it must not have been part of my personal collection because this reading felt like I was enjoying it for the first time There are enough differences from Holt s usual romance formula to make it feel a bit fresher plot wise tooA young widow Caroline Verlaine takes a position as music teacher at an estate close to excavated Roman ruins where her sister had been working as an archaeologist only to disappear under mysterious circumstances Concealing her relationship to the missing woman Caroline tries to trace her missing sister There are no poisonous distant relatives exiling Caroline to a tedious life of uninspired pupils penury and living below stairs She has freely chosen her position for a specific reason she has an undeniable talent for music and is therefore much less rebellious than other Holt heroines Of course further disappearances occur and there are mysterious goings on that lure Caroline into dangerous situations If I have any complaints it is that the ending was a bit abrupt and completely predictable I felt the heroine s choice should have been just a bit difficult reuiring a just bit agonizing than occurred The book ends suddenly with Caroline s choice giving no insight into what happens to numerous other characters who formed an integral part of the storyStill in this genre this was a very enjoyable novel

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  • 17 May 2020
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    Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) Victoria Holt í 3 read & download free read ç eBook or Kindle ePUB í Victoria Holt Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest🦇 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of A romance written by an author who is dead 🦇As if I needed an excuse to read gothic romances well I do which is why I'm taking part in a Halloween Reading Challenge designed to celebrate all things paranormal dark and spooky in my favorite genre romanceVictoria Holt who died in 19

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    free read ç eBook or Kindle ePUB í Victoria Holt Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) Victoria Holt í 3 read & download There was no sign of her It was as though she had just walked out into nowhereThe uick run down on the plot heroine Caroline comes to the Dover Coast in search of her sister who vanished without a trace sister was an archaeologist wor

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    Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) What a tangled web she weaves And what fun for the reader to untangle slowly along with Caroline This hits all the right buttons for me We have intriguing conversations mysterious goings on but not too dark as to be depressing a variety of strange characters tons of atmosphere strong female protagonist with a passion music This actually keeps reminding me of Rebecca but I like this much better I was not bored for a mi

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    Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) 2017 Summer Lovin’ Reading List In many ways this is a very dated Gothic romance—after all it was first published in 1969 I’m pretty sure that I read it as a teenager but it must not have been part of my personal collection because this reading felt like I was enjoying it for the first time There are enoug

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    free read ç eBook or Kindle ePUB í Victoria Holt Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) Oh My Another shiveringly good book of which I've no idea what to say What can one say when a book is so good?Caroline Brandon was the black sheep of her family She had dared to turn her nose up at archaeologists and therefore her parents as well as her older sister Roma Their one comfort was that their daughter

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    Pdf/E–book (The Shivering Sands) Victoria Holt í 3 read & download free download The Shivering Sands Victoria Holt really was the ueen of the Gothic romance Spent many enjoyable hours reading her novels over the years They are a little dated now but you can never detract from a story well told Many reviews already on offer but if Gothic romance with a well plotted mystery component is what you are looking for then this novel does deliver Love the air of sinister foreboding and isolation Also enjoyed that the culprit wasn't readily appar

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