[[ PDF ]] ✑ Daughters of Eden Author Charlotte Bingham – Writerscompany.co.uk

Daughters of Eden One of those event filled but vaguely soothing British books about plucky young women during World War II This is not exactly high on plausibility but everyone seems vaguely nice, except of course for the fascists There is a sequel, apparently, but everyone is faintly dull and I don t feel the need to seek it out. From the start I was quite invested into the story of poppy, unfortunately the author just after chapter one where I was utterly hook decides to change the POV entirely and I was left scratching my head wondering what the hell was happening And I had to wait quite awhile before we return to Poppy s story The other POVs were connected to poppy but not until towards the end and quite frankly was completely unnecessary for these POVs to take up so much space of this book Poppy s story was very i From the start I was quite invested into the story of poppy, unfortunately the author just after chapter one where I was utterly hook decides to change the POV entirely and I was left scratching my head wondering what the hell was happening And I had to wait quite awhile before we return to Poppy s story The other POVs were connected to poppy but not until towards the end and quite frankly was completely unnecessary for these POVs to take up so much space of this book Poppy s story was very intriguing and at times, especially in the beginning I was almost yelling at her to wake up but alas she was slow to the take of her conniving husband and he meets his end thankfully I used to love these kind of books Jane Austen era about love and courting etc but now I find them almost irritating especially when women are portrayed as empty headed females Poppy isn t completely portrayed like this but very dam close She questions why basil is interested in her but it never occurs to her that it s her money until two days after she is married This is exasperating DAUGHTERS OF EDEN Focuses On The Lives And Fortunes Of Four Very Different Young Women At The Outbreak Of The Second World War Marjorie, Left At A Boarding School By Her Emigrating Mother Plain Poppy, Pushed Into Marriage With A Mean Spirited Aristocrat Kate, Despised By Her Father, But Determined To Prove Herself And Man Mad Lily, Who Turns Out To Be The Bravest Of Them AllThat All Of Them Are Chosen To Work Undercover For The Espionage Unit At A Beautiful Stately Home Is A Surprise, Not Least To Them At Eden Park They Not Only Meet Each Other, But Become Involved With Three Unusual Young Men Eugene, The Seemingly Feckless Irishman Robert, Kate S Brother And Dashing Scott, A Master Of Disguise, And The Undisputed Favourite Of The Unit While There Is Hardly Time For Romance Before Each Is Sent Out Into The Field, There Is Just Enough For Passionate New Relationships To Form Only Jack Ward, The Mysterious Spymaster, Manages To Remain Aloof As He Guides Their Destinies The Fact That They Will Look Back On This Time As Having Made Them Feel Exquisitely Alive Than Ever Before Is Not Something They Will Know Until Much Later I am currently nursing a minor crush on Eugene. Apparently, Daughters of Eden is a trilogy Unfortunately, the first of its trilogy could not motivate me to hunt for the following two books unusual since I am quite a war fiction buff. I had a difficult time deciding on a rating score for this novel The introduction of characters was sloppy, making it difficult to keep each person clear, sometimes leav ng physical details ntil well after my picture of an individual had been formed The story centers on some young women in Great Britain n the days leading up to WWII through Christmas 1940 or 41 The content appeals to me, but the lack of clarity lowered my score. Great beginning, dull middle and exciting endI have read the Bexham trilogy, one of my favourite World War II series and thought this would be just as easy to read Unfortunately not It took me a few weeks to finish this so it was not an easy read The start of the novel was really interesting especially the backstory of Poppy and Majorie but I really felt the book lost it s way when the characters arrived at Eden Park I connected with Poppy, Majorie and Billy as characters but not with the ot Great beginning, dull middle and exciting endI have read the Bexham trilogy, one of my favourite World War II series and thought this would be just as easy to read Unfortunately not It took me a few weeks to finish this so it was not an easy read The start of the novel was really interesting especially the backstory of Poppy and Majorie but I really felt the book lost it s way when the characters arrived at Eden Park I connected with Poppy, Majorie and Billy as characters but not with the others as much or at all The Male characters Eugene and Scott were not enigmatic for me The last 20% of the book started to getexciting Overall I feel as though there were too many characters It wasn t a page turner As such, I will rate this three stars This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Not my usual genre of book but surprisingly enjoyable.All of the main characters, Marjorie, Kate, Poppy and Lily have both interesting back stories as well as their roles at Eden Park I liked that we got to find out a fair bit about each lady before they were all flung together by the war Their different personalities and roles highlight the fact that some women had vital roles in WWII while also showing how difficult life was for many women before the war.Having multiple story lines made this Not my usual genre of book but surprisingly enjoyable.All of the main characters, Marjorie, Kate, Poppy and Lily have both interesting back stories as well as their roles at Eden Park I liked that we got to find out a fair bit about each lady before they were all flung together by the war Their different personalities and roles highlight the fact that some women had vital roles in WWII while also showing how difficult life was for many women before the war.Having multiple story lines made this bookinteresting and I m glad that it wasn t overtaken by various love stories this had a good balance of including romance but not at the expense of plot I would pick up the sequel if I came across it This was a really good romp through four girls lives in pre war Britain like a Rosamunde Pilcher, or a good early Maeve Binchy.Quick read, nicely done. Spies, Tennis and war oh my Nicely woven plots and vibrant characters too.


About the Author: Charlotte Bingham

The Honourable Charlotte Mary Th r se Bingham was born on 29 June 1942 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, UK Her father, John Bingham, the 7th Baron Clanmorris, wrote detective stories and was a secret member of MI5 Her mother, Madeleine Bingham, n e Madeleine Mary Ebel, was a playwright Charlotte first attended a school in London, but from the age of seven to 16, she went to the Priory of Our Lady s Good Counsel school in Haywards Heath After she left school, she went to stay in Paris with some French aristocrats with the intention of learning French She had written since she was 10 years old and her first piece of work was a thriller called Death s Ticket She wrote her humorous autobiography, called Coronet Among the Weeds, when she was 19, and not long before her twentieth birthday a literary agent discovered her celebrating at the Ritz He was a friend of her parents and he took off the finished manuscript of her autobiography In 1963, this was published by Heinemanns and was a best seller.In 1966, Charlotte Bingham s first novel, called Lucinda, was published This was later adapted into a TV screenplay In 1972, Coronet Among the Grass, her second autobiography, was published This talked about the first ten years of her marriage to fellow writer Terence Brady They couple, who have two children, later adapted Coronet Among the Grass and Coronet Among the Weeds, into the TV sitcom No, Honestly She and her husband, Terence Brady, wrote three early episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs together, Board Wages, I Dies from Love and Out of the Everywhere They later wrote an accompanying book called Rose s Story They also wrote the episodes of Take Three Girls featuring Victoria Liza Goddard In the 1970s Brady and Bingham wrote episodes for the TV series Play for Today, Three Comedies of Marriage, Yes, Honestly and Robin s Nest During the 1980s and 1990s they continued to write for the occasional TV series, and in 1993 adapted Jilly Cooper s novel Riders for the small screen Since the 1980s she has become a romance novelist In 1996 she won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists Association.


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