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Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #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 (Julia Kydd #1) Author Marlowe Benn For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. 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 time period of the book early 1920s , and through the expressive prose, one can easily imagine standing side by side with heroine Julia Kydd The overall plot ref...

  2. I m giving it a 3 because it frustrated me so much I wanted to hearof the beginnings of the Equal Rights Amendment and all the other social injustices that were brought up I had no picture in my mind of what the main characters looked like I will read the next in the series as...

  3. This started slow but ended strong Full RTC 3.5 stars

  4. 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 vote I felt as though the book was a bit plodding a...

  5. Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved that the author never preached about the issues and lets the readers draw their own conclusions while providing a clear view of the issues of the time Women have been tortured and suffered in order to get the vot...

  6. Thank you Little Bird Publicity andPublishing for the free book.Julia is about to lose her inheritance due to a stipulation in her father s will Her brother offers her a deal she can t refuse He tells her that if she can prove that a local suffragette s death was a murder, and not a suicide, he will give her back her share of the inheritance Thus begins Julia Kydd s investigation into what happened to Naomi Rankin.I will preface this review with the fact that I am not much of a histor Thank you Little Bird Publicity andPublishing for the free book.Julia is about to lose her inheritance due to a stipulation in her father s will Her brother offers her a deal she can t refuse He tells her that if she can prove that a local suffragette s death was a murder, and not a suicide, he will give her back her share of the inheritance Thus begins Julia Kydd s investigation into what happened to Naomi Rankin.I will preface this review with the fact that I am not much of a historical fiction reader That being said, I adored this book I loved the swankiness of it I enjoyed the verbiage and I tho...

  7. I gave this three stars because for about the first half of the book I thought this book would never get going and almost stopped reading it But eventually I got caught up in the story I ll probably read future books of the series now that the probable recurring characters have been established.

  8. I could not put this book down Especially at the end The characters were wonderful and even though I totally thought I knew what had happened, there were twists that I totally did not see coming I cannot wait to see what Julia gets into next

  9. Originally published at Reading RealityThe title of this one is certainly a play on the words relative and fortunes and just how they relate to each other with a heaping helping of the corruption of the old saying about where there s a will, there s a way not that that doesn t also apply.But in the case of this story, the version of that cliche that I m thinking of is the one that goes, where there s a will, there s a relative or even a bunch of relatives, all with their hands out for Originally published at Reading RealityThe title of this one is certainly a play on the words relative and fortunes and just how they relate to each other with a heaping helping of the corruption of the old saying about where there s a will, there s a way not that that doesn t also apply.But in the case of this story, the version of that cliche that I m thinking of is the one that goes, where there s a will, there s a relative or even a bunch of relatives, all with their hands out for a piece of the estate no matter how small.The beginning of ...

  10. Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthd Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthday approaches she has to return to the States as her half brother is disputing that she is entitled to the money left her under her father s will and she desperately needs to salvage her route to independence Julia is fiercely independant but doesn t really see herself as that, she just sees herself as a modern woman living life on her terms This is ...

  11. Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite of Julia in personality I ve read reviewers calling Julia feisty but she s not at all Glennis is They weren t really friends in school and only knew each other for a year and are the same age Glennis is the youngest sister of dead woman, Naomi, who s forty years old.There was some unnecessary stuff regarding her stepbrother, Philip, and his mother at the very end that was also pointless Enough was already going on so there just was no reason to add that.I don t think...

  12. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would think she would know how the political climate was changing becaus This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would think she would know how the political climate was changing because of women like her, fighting for women to have that free agency I don t know, it just didn t fit the ...

  13. This is the best book I ve read this year It s almost hard to believe that this is the debut novel for this author The story takes you on twists and turns that have you captivated from the very first page.Set in the 1920 s in New York, the story takes us through what it s like to be living during this time The story focuses on Julia, who is in Manhattan to meet with her brother and finalize her inheritance as she will soon be turning 25 She barely knows her half brother who is older than her This is the best book I ve read this year It s almost hard to believe that this is the debut novel for this author The story takes you on twists and turns that have you captivated from the very first page.Set in the 1920 s in New York, the story takes us through what it s like to be living during this time The story focuses on Julia, who is in Manhattan to meet with her brother and finalize her inheritance as she will soon be turning 25 She barely knows her half brother who is older than her and has been writing the checks that kept her in school and on a living allowance after both her parents died She has been living in London and, during her travels aboard ship, she meets up with an old school acquaintance This chance meeting sets up a huge mystery that Julia is determined to solve as it becomes important to her personally to do so.The author shows us w...

  14. 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 ...

  15. This was a tough one to get through There were times, okay almost 75% of the book where I felt I was forcing myself to read on Around chapter 13, I was debating on whether to just give up on the book or not so, finally, I compromised and went to the end of the book to see if it would be worth it With just enough interest in the ending and the big plot reveals, I went back to Ch 13 to finish the book I still had to push through most of the book to get to those reveals though, and, honestly, This was a tough one to get through There were times, okay almost 75% of the book where I felt I was forcing myself to read on Around chapter 13, I was debating on whether to just give up on the book or not so, finally, I compromised and went to the end of the book to see if it would be worth it With just enough interest in the ending and the big plot reveals, I went back to Ch 13 to finish the book I still had to push through most of the book to get to those reveals though, and, honestly, after finishing the book, I found it was only the ending that was interesting Julia, the main character, bugged me Even though I enjoy main characters with creative pursuits, I couldn t connect with her as a character because she seemed too far from reality to be believed The book is set in the 1920s, so I tried to ...