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delilah_jay

vor 3 Jahren

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Political, Ironic, Provocative!

Six days in the Manor House in Scotland with friends paint the perfect picture of a snooty English upper middle class family and allows a deep view behind the curtains.

Eddie, a twelve year old boy from San Francisco lives with his father Edward in London. There Edward D. Wilton IV meets his fiancee Edwina who is desperately keen on getting married to him. She just got divorced from her husband Victor, a Scottish entrepreneur and lobbyist of the Liberal Party in England. Edward, a very wealthy and powerful American business man, managed to get sole custody of his son Eddie by scheming and using the legal system in America. 
He sees in Edwina a future full time nanny for his son who suffers the strict regime of this stepmother day by day. 
In the posh London surroundings of Knightsbridge, the noble Queen's Club, the boarding school and the country house in Scotland, Eddie has to obey Edwina's snobby protocol.
He misses his mother terribly who lives in California dependent on alcohol and class 'A' drugs. She can only see her son very rarely and only under total control of the mighty father. 
Each of the adults have to hide a fatal secret: Intruiges, affaires, an attempted murder and the corruption of politics.

Paperback 135 pages

Autor: Delilah J
Buch: A Liberal Temptation

seschat

vor 3 Jahren

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What an explosive family story. I'am quite interessted in Eddie's future because of the problematic relationship with his drug addicted mother. Eddie seems to grow up in a snobby English houshold against his will. For a child knowing the American freedom this must be quite hard.

To take a look behind the veil of Londons snobby society, it would be necessary to read the whole novel. For that resaon I'm appyling for one free copy of "A Liberal Temptation".

kassandra1010

vor 3 Jahren

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Oh it might be a normal family and a normal friedship live? I think, that we have all deep curtains and we are allowing nobody to look behind them, or did we?

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Cattie

vor 2 Jahren

What do you think about the cover

delilah_jay schreibt:
Thank you for your question, Cattie. The style of the cover is called RETRO and it is supposed to be 'trendy'. Nothing in the description lets the reader know that the story might be in the 50s. What it says is: "Look, what a happy family!" and opens the question: "Are they so happy?" The picture is a Getty image that has been converted for the special use for this cover including the paper headline. Thank you for reading! Delilah

Yes, I know that the picture is a retro style one. I just thought the story would be set in the 50s, because I thought the picture showed the "happy family". Maybe i jumped to conclusions too fast.

Cattie

vor 2 Jahren

What do you think about the cover

pattyliest schreibt:
I actually didn't mind the story being set in the present.

Me neither. After the first confusion I actually liked the modern setting. It shows that some things never change, intrigues and affairs as well as proper marriages still seem to matter a lot.

pattyliest

vor 2 Jahren

The characters: Who do you like most?
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For me the story definitely had an ending and was finished in that matter, but the plot overall just seemed unfinished. For there were too many jumps in between chapters and there was just something missing for me, nothing that would have changed the content, but sth. that would help the reader understand the characters better, the way they act and think. Just some additional information, so that it doesn't seem too choppy/staccato (I looked up 'abgehackt'. ;) ). Because I really liked the idea of the story and there was a lot of intrigue in there. The way Edward dealt with is (ex)wives, the accidents, Eddie and his mom. But for me it just wasn't right (Die Geschichte war irgendwie nicht rund).

I hope you understand what I tried to say.

pattyliest

vor 2 Jahren

I just finished my reviews, which you can find here:

http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Delilah-J/A-Liberal-Temptation-1134868527-t/rezension/1139909245/

http://pattyliest.blogspot.de/2015/03/rezension-liberal-temptation.html

Even though I wasn't really satisfied with the book, I still wanted to thank you that I was a part of the Leserunde and for your nice dedication in the book. :)

histeriker

vor 2 Jahren

So I have finished the book. And I must say finally. I'm sorry to say it, but in between I thought, I would never finish it. The end was then surprising and it's Ok I have read it to the end.
I can only agree with the other readers. I didn't really like the characters, I couldn't "live" with them. They were too far for me, just kind of paintings, not normal people.
At the beginning I was totally confused, I didn't understand the plot, the characteres were jumping in their stories, from the past to the present and back, it was not really a nice read. I also thought there were too many mistakes (spelling mostly).
In the middle I got bored, I didn't even want to know the rest of the book. The only interesting question for me was, if Aelita is the same person as the author because of her writing the book the author wrote.
The end was quite surprising for me and I think that it made book better for me.
All in all I must say, it's not the book I liked or would recommend. I think it needs a bit of improvement, mostly depth for the characters.
Anyhow I want to thank you for having the possibility to read the book.

histeriker

vor 2 Jahren

Here ist my review. I wrote more or less the same like above.

http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Delilah-J/A-Liberal-Temptation-1134868527-t/rezension/1140322093/

Cattie

vor 2 Jahren

I also wrote my review a while ago:
http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Delilah-J/A-Liberal-Temptation-1134868527-t/rezension/1138861176/

Thanks for giving me the chance to read it. :)

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