La mujer secreta

La mujer secreta Anna Brett empieza a trabajar como institutriz en la mansi n de la familia m s rica de la ciudad donde se enamorar de Redvers Stretton el hijo ileg timo del patriarca un joven galante y aventurero

  • Title: La mujer secreta
  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • ISBN: 9788466322379
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anna Brett empieza a trabajar como institutriz en la mansi n de la familia m s rica de la ciudad, donde se enamorar de Redvers Stretton, el hijo ileg timo del patriarca, un joven galante y aventurero, capit n de un barco llamado La mujer secreta Por desgracia, no podr contraer matrimonio con l porque ya est casado con una exc ntrica mujer que quiere regresar a su islaAnna Brett empieza a trabajar como institutriz en la mansi n de la familia m s rica de la ciudad, donde se enamorar de Redvers Stretton, el hijo ileg timo del patriarca, un joven galante y aventurero, capit n de un barco llamado La mujer secreta Por desgracia, no podr contraer matrimonio con l porque ya est casado con una exc ntrica mujer que quiere regresar a su isla natal, en los Mares del Sur Hasta all viajar toda la familia, y en ella la protagonista se enfrentar a un oscuro misterio

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    1. So maybe I should stop reading Holt? Cause the last few books have been underwhelming to the extreme. I had high hopes for this one, but when it turned into Chantal's journal entries (alternate title) I lost interest in this book. Holt or her publishers should have pushed forth this book is focused on two main characters (Anna and Chantal) and that most of the book is told by Chantal's point of view. I guessed some of what was ultimately revealed. And as Moonlight said elsewhere, this book reall [...]

    2. First published in 1970, The Secret Woman was written by the prolific Eleanor Hibbert under her Victoria Holt pen name. While this book was published in “Holt’s” early period, it was actually published in the middle period for Hibbert. There were a total of 32 books published under the “Holt” name, and of those 32, approximately 23 of them were published after The Secret Woman.Victoria Holt tends to be very hit and miss. This one is a miss.I think that, perhaps, Holt was going for an h [...]

    3. I've always been a great admirer of the novels of this prolific author. Victoria Holt wrote some wonderful historical romantic suspense but there were no surprises in store with this offering.This book fell short of the mark for me. It took a long time for the story to gain any momentum. There was a lot of information given to Anna Brett's childhood and how she came to be in possession of the Queen's House. I knew early on who the culprit in this story would be as I had read a similar story a fe [...]

    4. When I first started reading this book, I was somewhat dissapointed by how predictable the murderer's identity is (at least for those who have read other VH's books and are aware of her formula). I expected this person's reasons to be exactly the same as those I've found in some of her other novels. I took pride in myself for getting better and better at solving this type of mysteries. Then, I reached the final pages and became humble again. In other words, I was completely astonished.Wow. Serio [...]

    5. Ya know, when Victoria Holt went to write a Goth Rom in 1970, she didn't mess around. Brooding architecture? Check. Native curses? Check. Swapped at birth twins? Check. Long sea voyage? Check. Evil adventuress? Check. Costume ball leading to nefarious deeds? Check and checkmate. There are only 2 real problems here - 1: If you can't figure out who the eeeeeevil doer is by about, oh, page 30 then you need more help than gothic romance can give you and 2: The denouement. Or, um, the lack thereof. I [...]

    6. I am just too bored (nothing is happening) and there are too many patrons waiting behind me for library copies.

    7. 3.5 stars Lately I’ve been on a old school Gothic romance kick. I recently read The Mistress of Mellyn and the India Fan both by Victoria Holt. All of her novels follow a similar formula but for me, that formula never gets old.This book had an exotic feel. I loved the setting and the high seas adventures. The South Seas is such a romantic and enchanting setting for a novel like this. I thought it worked well! It made the reader feel like they were on an adventure as well.Comparatively, the hou [...]

    8. Although The Secret Woman is only my second book by her, I must say that Victoria Holt is one of the queens of Gothic romance. I love the old English mansions and good old fashioned murder mysteries mingled with very conservative, yet somehow still passionate, romances. In this particular novel, I felt like us readers were given some pretty awesome bonus features on top of the typical recipe for gothic romanceNot only did we get the cool old mansion full of antique furniture and collectibles (se [...]

    9. It's been a very long time since I read a Victoria Holt book. I was a big fan of hers back when I was in my twenties, but don't remember now what I've read and what I haven't. Anyway, once I started this, I remembered why I loved her so much. However, towards the end the story began to drag for me, and when it was over I was glad to be able to move on to something else. I don't remember feeling that way about Holt before.

    10. Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. I've read a loooot of her books when I was 14/15 years old.at was the last time I've read them. I absolutely loved them at the time. I'm thinking of reading one of her books just for the old times sake! =)

    11. This was excellent! I love the twist ending. This was a page turner and so much about the characters was not so obvious.

    12. This was one of those stories where I felt uncomfortable the whole way through. It was an eerie and unsettling atmosphere and I felt a sense of claustrophobia and doom. It held me in suspense but at the same time I knew who the "villian" was all along. A favorite author but this is not one of my favorites.

    13. I read all or most of Victoria Holt's books as a teenager so it's fun to read them again after all these years. Ideally, you'd like the heroine and her love interest to spend a little more time together than they do in this book.

    14. Secret WomanIt took a while for me to get involved in the story, but when I did, it was difficult to put down. Guessing until the end.

    15. I never dislike Holt's novels, this one just moved a little slower for me, and I didn't connect with the stoic heroine, so I docked a star or two. Has some good twists and turns though, especially that ending!

    16. I figured out the"who" but the "why" was a bit of a surprise. Enjoyed this book and will read others from this author.

    17. Kind of slow but so many crazy reveals at the end. That's what I love about Victoria holt, what seems so ordinary and almost boring becomes something so unexpected. Always a twist!!

    18. Reviewed by JulieBook provided by NetGalleyOriginally posted at Romancing the Book After Anna’s parents move to India, she is sent to live with her Aunt Charlotte. This was to be a temporary arrangement, but when Anna’s mother dies it becomes permanent. Charlotte is a rigid, bitter woman that is bent on molding Anna into her own image. Anna’s interest in antique wood furniture is the only bond she and Aunt Charlotte share. At the age of twelve, Anna accompanies her Aunt to a nearby castle [...]

    19. Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, & The Unread:This is a proper gothic novel. Not only is the heroine an orphan brought up by a relative who resents her and leads her to believe she will end her days alone and unwanted, but the story opens with the heroine suspected of murdering said relative. Throw in a hero with dark secrets in his past, clandestine marriages, a mysterious castle (albeit a replica built by a newly wealthy Victorian) and an island where superstitious natives perform [...]

    20. Este é um dos livros de Victoria Holt com uma das melhores tramas já escrita por ela. O mistério em si e a solução dele são espertos e dão a volta no leitor sem enganar, proporcionando uma grata surpresa. No meu caso, fiquei repassando a história, revendo certos acontecimentos e vendo-os com outros olhos, depois do mistério ser revelado.A protagonista, Anna Brett, havia passado a viver com a tia Charlotte ainda criança, a fim de estudar em uma boa escola para meninas. Na verdade ela co [...]

    21. 4 and 1/2 Stars! Gothic Romance with Many Secrets and a Sail to the South SeasFirst published in 1970, this is a wonderful story that begins in England but eventually sweeps you to the South Pacific. Set in the late 19th century in the Victorian era, it’s the story of Anna Brett who was born in India but whose parents sent her to live with her maiden Aunt Charlotte, an antique dealer who populates her old house with furniture in the process of being sold.Anna’s one solace is her friend Chant [...]

    22. another good book by Victoria HoltThis is the second book I've read by Victoria Holt. The first was The India Fan, which I enjoyed reading more than this one. The Secret Woman was suspenseful and had great gothic creepiness. The story revolves around two sets of neighbors. Anna, whose parents died, lives with her cold, eccentric, aunt in an old house, which serves as both an antique store and a home to them. Next door, in a replica castle, live the rich Creditons, who are full of secrets, and th [...]

    23. Originally released in 1970, Victoria Holt’s gothic novel, The Secret Woman makes a renewed debut. After the deaths of her parents, her Aunt Charlotte becomes Anna’s legal guardian. They live in an old manor filled with antique furniture purchased and sold as part of her aunt’s business. Anna develops a strong interest and acquires much expertise regarding antiques, as she is being prepared to take over when her aunt dies.At the age of twelve, Anna meets Redvers Stretton, one of the heirs [...]

    24. This is such a guilty pleasure for me. I read this book as a teenager, and its fascination continues for me, even though I can pick out its weaknesses. Still, I enjoy reading it.I think part of my enjoyment is because the focus is not on the romance. Instead, the plot focuses from the first on the narrator, Anna Brett, and follows her through quite a lot of her childhood. The reader learns to sympathize with her, especially if you have a less outgoing personality, and you spend the entire book c [...]

    25. Originally published on June 1, 1970, The Secret Woman is being re-released. Last year I discovered the author Victoria Holt and have read many of her books. Just this past week I was able to read yet another one of her books, The Secret Woman. Like most of Holt's other novels, this book was suspenseful, mysterious, romantic, and dramatic with a gothic flair.I felt with this story there was more mystery than romance which made the storyline seem to drag in the middle. Though richly written, the [...]

    26. Like with most Victoria Holt books, I found this very good but it fails to reach its full potential. This is another of this author’s works that is full of suspense and mystery, featuring much build-up, but when the climax arrives I feel it’s over to soon when more scope is available for making it more dramatic or exciting.On the plus side, this is well-plotted with an engaging narrative from the heroine, Anna, though a couple of chapters are given to Anna’s best friend, Chantel, who’s m [...]

    27. I read this when I was around 12 and have kept the paperback all my life. This story really made an impression on me: Anna and the Captain. I love stories that go to far away places and then back, this has that, plus much more. Now that I have read more Victoria Holt books, revisiting my teenage years, I see the formulas she used over and over. I suppose this book has them - I know it does - but it hasy strengths some of her other ones lack - a more original story, a more mature heroine, for two [...]

    28. Jane Eyre? Persuasion? Lolita? Holt couldn't decide which novel she wanted to emulate.The heroine is a plain, failing, antique store owner who has a crush on a ship's captain. He made moves on her when she was twelve years old and he was in his twenties, but things didn't work out. He comes back in her life when she's an adult and his son's governess, but, alas, he's already married to a crazy and suicidal woman from some Pacific Island. If only she were out of the way. . . .Holt tried to create [...]

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