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Author:
Judith Ivory
ISBN13:
978-1587243486
ISBN:
1587243482
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Publisher:
Wheeler Pub Inc (November 1, 2002)
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Subcategory:
Historical
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1622 kb
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1378 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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116

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Your support from the start has made the most wonderful difference. Other Books by Judith Ivory. I. Pandetti’s Box. Being heretofore drown’d in security, You know not how to live, nor how to die

Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the notorious Earl of Netham, whose life has been marred by rumor and scandal.

As befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing-Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging Marquess-until her husband′s death left her penniless and alon. ith one final obligation to fulfill. Entrusted with delivering a small black box to its rightful owner, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the notorious Earl of Netham, whose life has been marred by rumor and scandal. But Graham wants nothing to do w/ her gift. Fate however, has entwined these two lives in astonishing ways neither Submit nor Graham could ever imagine.

Judith Ivory is the pen name of Judy Cuevas, a best-selling American author of historical romance novels. As a child, Judith Ivory liked to gather the other neighborhood children together and tell them stories. She carried a notebook with her and would often jot down poems, essays, and short stories.

Sentiment and passion at your time of life, hey! A pretty how to do, upon my word! You’re a man of the world, I should think eek.

Sentiment and passion at your time of life, hey! A pretty how to do, upon my word! You’re a man of the world, I should think eek, you thought they were for you, hey? Mrs. Steven’s New Monthly The Shady Side, page 33 Philadelphia, July 1856 The innkeeper brought slices of cold jellied chicken and a bowl of hot peas. It was a meal to which Submit would normally have sat down with appetite. As the daughter of an abattoir owner, she had developed an aversion to red meat.

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Black Silk Ivory Judith HarperCollins USA 9780061782121 : A mysterious widow, a notorious rake, and a secret .

Black Silk Ivory Judith HarperCollins USA 9780061782121 : A mysterious widow, a notorious rake, and a secret combine in Victorian England. 2009 Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 7 x 1. 1 x . 2 cm Поставляется из: США Описание: A mysterious widow, a notorious rake, and a secret combine in Victorian England Дополнительное описание: A mysterious widow, a notorious rake, and a secret combine in Victorian England.

Del Dryden told me to read Judith Ivory's Black Silk.

and a staidbeauty in straits may learn the exquisite, sensuous freedom of surrender.

Writing as judy cuevas. Black Silk - 1991 (Jove). With two degreees in mathematics, Judith never expected to make her living writing novels. How did this enormous stroke of luck happen?

The penniless widow of an elderly marquess, Lady Submit Channing-Downes undertakes a final obligation for her late spouse--to deliver a small black box to Graham Wessit, Earl of Netham--an encounter that has scandalous implications.
  • Lately I'm feeling like an unsuccessful truffle pig, rooting around the myriad HRs being cranked out by an unbelievable amount of authors (or wannabes who are just putting words to paper with varied success). Every once in a while there's a really good one, just to keep this truffle pig from giving up.

    But a lot of the time when I need a good romance for my exercise bike time I find myself rooting through my "keeper" boxes. That's how I came to reread BLACK SILK this week. This was one of my least favorite Judith Ivory books. The heroine seemed a bit off in behavior and the hero less than heroic (although very flawed heroes are common in Ivory books). But it's amazing what getting older and also being deprived of new good HRs will do to one's perspective.

    Heroine Submit (groan, yes, that's her name) is the widow of a marquess much older than she. Married at 16, her personality had been less than formed and much of her formation is due to her years with her old, rather dominant (but kind and loving to her) husband. She seems a bit prissy, prim, straitlaced, quiet, and not given to having fun. But all these things that I didn't like about her I now see are not really her fault and I have much more sympathy for her.

    Hero Graham Wessit, the Earl of Netham, is the nephew of Henry, the deceased marquess. Orphaned young, he lived with Henry and Henry's illegitimate son William during his boyhood, but Graham went the opposite direction from Submit under Henry's tutelage. Rebellious, he turned out fun-loving, somewhat irresponsible and irreverent.

    Now that Henry is dead, Submit and William are in a legal battle over their inheritance and Graham finds himself involved peripherally. In addition, Graham has some issues of his own to worry about: 1) a young lower-class woman falsely accusing him of impregnating her, with everyone believing her because of his reputation; 2) a mistress who seems to want more from him than he is prepared to give; 3) a popular serialized newspaper story of a rake's life, a rake whose similarity to Graham is unmistakable.

    The plot meanders a lot but the book is so well written that I even enjoyed the tangents that never led anywhere. These are complex, complicated, well-developed characters and their tangled lives made for a very good Victorian romance, IMO.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely book! It was intricately and meticulously plotted, presented wonderfully complex characters, and revealed a rare combination of romance, mystery and angst. Very substantial and very well done.

    The central character of the book is a dead man, literally. Yet his will sets the plot of this book in motion and determines the three protagonists' actions. We have the story of Henry's widow, his natural son and his former ward. The widow loved her husband dearly, the son resented his father and his ward actively despised him. The reader is left to form her own opinion of Henry and this, in part, formed the basis of the mystery - and my enjoyment.

    What a novel novel I found this to be. Absorbing, interesting, romantic, suspenseful and very hard to put down. There were twists and turns and surprises to the very last page. What a read. I remain in awe of this author's talent and highly recommend you read it yourself.

  • Ivory"s books often seem slow to start but are worth the wait. The main characters in this book often seem hard to love. But I fell in love with them as they fell in love with each other. They are not just pat stereotypes. Though the aristocratic rake and prim heroine are definitely the usual fare in a romance novel, Ivory gives them such depth that it seems like an altogether new dynamic.

  • Judith Ivory offers here what seem to me a pair of very original characters that allow her to deftly play with many of the conventions of genre and romance, unraveling fictions within fictions that are interesting to tease out. It is mostly for this reason that I liked the book. Such metatextual convolutions come about partly through the heroine, Submit's own foray into authorship, and the hero Graham's grappling with invented identities in his search for something genuinely himself - he's a celebrity in this Victorian society, a renowned "rake" plagued by the stereotype and his wild past. He's been brought into the public eye through, among other venues, the stage, the law courts, and the pages of magazine serials. Submit, though practically Graham's opposite in her absence from society, is also something of a creation herself, having been married at a young and malleable age to a much older man, an academian who was as much mentor as husband. She's widowed at the outset of the book, and her husband remains a shadowy, ambiguous figure forever a forceful, sometimes disturbing presence in the narrative, haunting both hero and heroine in their numerous, sparring encounters.

    Graham is also involved with his mistress at the outset - a colorful character who's so much more than "the other woman." I thought she was one of the most interesting, sympathetic aspects of the book, and really got the short end of the stick. I couldn't help thinking, a bit uncharitably, that Graham wasn't good enough for her anyway.

    As for the main characters themselves, they are human in the fullest sense of the word - flaws and all. I didn't necessarily *like* either of them, but for the purposes of enjoying the story, I don't think that really mattered, as strange as it sounds. They are both drawn with such depth that their developments and struggles are fascinating to follow (though Graham and his personal growth is more the focus than Submit's.) I was kind of angry at one plot contrivance at the end - it made me almost hate Submit and question whether either of them had really worked free of the forces shaping and manipulating them in their search for self-determination, with love as the reward. (But then again, maybe Ivory wanted to eschew such a pat ending?) Despite this qualm, I'd say Black Silk is a very well written romance. Judith Ivory has delivered another complex, compelling story that leaves me thinking long after I've read it. It's a different kind of romance, but don't let this deviation from formula deter you. This was a very rewarding read, and I only wish the ending had been a little different.

  • Unique characters (a previously married hero with adolescent children, for example) made this an enjoyable read. I would have liked more interaction between the H & H in the first half of the book, and the wait for a seduction was long (spoiler alert: on the stairs?!!), but I enjoyed the simmering tension between them.