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Free read ñ The Pearl of Penang 102 His wedding – but never forgot him Now widowed plantation owner Douglas offers her a new life on the lush exotic island of Penang How can Evie resistBut what are Barrington’s motives in marrying Evie when he barely knows her and why is he so hostile and moody Evie soon finds herself pitched against Douglas on t. I was immediately drawn to this as a prewartime novel but set in an area that I knew next to nothing about The concept of a young English woman who felt so let down by life that she would move to the other side of the world to marry a man who she had met just once had me hooked from the word goEvie moves to Malaya with dreams about life as a married woman with a family and friends She uickly finds herself immersed in an ex pat community with an absent emotionally distant husband and a young step child who has never received love or attention from a parent Evie must carve out a life for herself and new daughter whilst learning the customs of her new home and surviving in the stifling heat The outbreak of war is a distant tale and has little impact on the ex pats but just as she seems to be finding her feet with a new friend and a baby on the way life changes again for Evie Will she be able to cope with her husband s betrayal or will this force into the arms of the man who she has fallen in love with The arrival of war in Singapore and Malaya will alter the course of all their livesI haven t read Clare Flynn s work before but I was really enjoyed this historic novel and will be back for The story is well written and from my little bit of googling after reading appears to be well researched for the historical events of the region Initially I wasn t sure if I liked the main character Evie and wondered if she would annoy me with her hopes and dreams even though I knew this was of the time However I was delighted that her character went from strength to strength as she learnt about life and just how well she could survive it through her own determination and strength She would not be moulded into the expectation of others but stood firm for what she believed in and her love for her childrenThere are several other complex secondary female characters Evie s nemesis Veronica and also her friend Helen Both women have strong yet dysfunctional back stories which both add significantly to the overall tale The descriptions of the region are vibrant and detailed allowing the reader to picture clearly the temples the jungle and the beautiful flowers and later the devastation of warThis was a book that I couldn t put down once I started a really enjoyable read Thanks to TBC on facebook for the opportunity to read and review this

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Free read ñ The Pearl of Penang 102 He one hand and the shallow often spiteful world of the expatriate British on the other Has she made the biggest mistake of her lifeFlynn’s tenth novel explores love marriage the impact of war and the challenges of displacement – this time in a tropical paradise as the threat of the Japanese empire looms closer . You know you re on to a winner when you look forward to finishing the chores so you can get back to your book As a slow reader it s not often I find myself wishing a book had been longer but Clare Flynn s THE PEARL OF PENANG is just such a gem I d never heard of the island of Penang and knew nothing about Malaya but the Rebecca like premise intrigued me and once I d started reading I found the book hard to put down Flynn has a knack for drawing you in to a story She evokes the sights and scents of a tropical island so vividly you almost feel as if you re there The characters are complex some not very likeable but they re always believable As the Japanese invaded I found myself caring about the fate of even minor characters If I have one uibble it s that the last few action packed chapters left me feeling bereft wanting to know about the fate that had befallen some characters in the chaos of invasion I wondered if a seuel was in the works I ve since discovered there will be a seuel novella THE PRISONER OF PENANG available in a multi author collection The Road to Liberation to be published in May I ve pre ordered Zawieszenie niewiary made the biggest Healing Sex A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma mistake of her lifeFlynn’s tenth novel explores love Spark Stronger #3 marriage the impact of war and the challenges of displacement – this time in a tropical paradise as the threat of the Japanese empire looms closer . You know you re on to a winner when you look forward to finishing the chores so you can get back to your book As a slow reader it s not often I find Wonder Woman and Philosophy myself wishing a book had been longer but Clare Flynn s THE PEARL OF PENANG is just such a gem I d never heard of the island of Penang and knew nothing about Malaya but the Rebecca like premise intrigued Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung me and once I d started reading I found the book hard to put down Flynn has a knack for drawing you in to a story She evokes the sights and scents of a tropical island so vividly you almost feel as if you re there The characters are complex some not very likeable but they re always believable As the Japanese invaded I found Sponsor Tom 1 Sponsor #1 myself caring about the fate of even Dragon's Bride minor characters If I have one uibble it s that the last few action packed chapters left Absolute Banking English me feeling bereft wanting to know about the fate that had befallen some characters in the chaos of invasion I wondered if a seuel was in the works I ve since discovered there will be a seuel novella THE PRISONER OF PENANG available in a

Review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Clare Flynn

Free read ñ The Pearl of Penang 102 Following the death of my wife I am in need of support and companionship I am prepared to make you an offer of marriage Evie Fraser paid companion to a crotchety spinster seems destined for a lonely life Then out of the blue a marriage proposal arrives by post She met the handsome Douglas Barrington just once – at. I thoroughly enjoyed being swept back to the heat the tropical landscape the culture and people of Malaya prior to and during WWII in Clare Flynn s The Pearl of Penang I especially loved how the author wove together an engaging story with well researched details about Malaya and its rubber plantationsI found myself fighting for our heroine Evie every step of the way of her journey from the beginning when we meet her as a uiet young girl working as rich woman s companion through her acceptance of a marriage proposal from a Malay rubber plantation owner she d only met once years ago I was by Evie s side as she lived through the tragedies and triumphs of her marriage to the cold and unloving Douglas Barrington as she endures the often spiteful and cruel British expatriates and the shallow ex pat life I feared for her as the threat of Japanese occupation of Malay became a realityWith its gripping storyline very real characters and easy to read prose I would highly recommend The Pearl of Penang as a novel to lose yourself in

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