[Reading] ➿ The Hangman in the Mirror ➶ Kate Cayley – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Hangman in the Mirror A Strong Willed 16 Year Old Girl Fights For Survival In 18th Century North America Francoise Laurent Has Never Had An Easy Life The Only Surviving Child Of A Destitute Washerwoman And Wayward Soldier, She Must Rely Only On Herself To Get By When Her Parents Die Suddenly From The Smallpox Ravishing New France, Francoise Sees It As A Chance To Escape The Life She Thought She Was Trapped In.Seizing Her Newfound Opportunity, Francoise Takes A Job As An Aide To The Wife Of A Wealthy Fur Trader The Poverty Ridden World She Knew Transforms Into A Strange New World Full Of Privilege And Fine Things And Of Never Having To Beg For Food But Francoise S Relationships With The Other Servants In Madame Pommereau S House Are Tenuous, And Madame Pommereau Isn T An Easy Woman To Work For When Francoise Is Caught Stealing A Pair Of Her Mistress S Beautiful Gloves, She Faces A Future Even Worse Than She Could Have Imagined Thrown In Jail, She Is Sentenced To Death By Hanging Once Again, Francoise Is Left To Her Own Devices To Survive Is She Cunning Enough To Convince The Prisoner In The Cell Beside Her To Become The Hangman And Marry Her, Which, By Law, Is The Only Thing That Could Save Her Life Based On An Actual Story And Filled With Illuminating Historical Detail, The Hangman In The Mirror Transports Readers To The Harsh Landscape Of A New Land That Is Filled With Even Harsher Class Divisions And Injustices.


10 thoughts on “The Hangman in the Mirror

  1. says:

    First off a big thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press for the oppurtunity to indulge me in my reading addiction The Hangman in the Mirror is a wonderful historical fiction I liked how in the end we were given a as true as can be told account of the hangman and his coy bride Francoise s early years in life were very h


  2. says:

    love historical fiction and this sounded like a very interesting story in the genre The author s portrayal of 18th century Montreal was stark and dirty with wonderful descriptions The characters were well written and very believable, but I never really clicked with them Fran oise is determined and intelligent, but she is also ab


  3. says:

    Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at lucked out with this one True to form I saw a vaguely interesting cover and filed it away in the recesses of my mental archive as to read without reading the description For once, my inattention worked in the author s favor for if I had read the blurb there would have been no reason t


  4. says:

    I read this book courtesy of Netgalley I found it an enjoyable and fast paced read, nice and atmospheric and all theenjoyable for being based on true facts However it has some flaws too.It would probably appeal to young adult readers as our heroine is feisty 15 year old Francoise, who lives in poverty in the mid 18th century in Montreal where Frenc


  5. says:

    I found this on the Goodreads Giveaways and I m excited to read it whether I win it or not.


  6. says:

    Readreviews at Yearning to Read The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate CayleyPages 248Release Date July 7th, 2011Date Read 2011, November 22nd 30th Received NetGalleyRating 5 5 starsRecommended to 13 SUMMARY Francoise has never known wealth or even a good life Her mother came to New France a whore and married her father, a drunken soldier Together, they barely scrapped a l


  7. says:

    Let me just start out by saying that I love the cover, and the synopsis sounded interesting I love historical fiction, and it s obvious that Cayley did her research However, none of the characters were likable, and I down right hated Francoise She is manipulative and brash, not to mention delusional She wanted to become a lady, so once she was a servant, she began to act like o


  8. says:

    The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley is the story of a 15 year old girl in New France, Francoise Laurent, who dreams of rising above the poverty she was born into and that her parents died in For a while it looks like this might be possible, but then she makes a terrible mistake and is sentenced to hang Her only hope is an odd law she can be freed if she marries the hangman This soun


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    The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley tells the story of a girl named Francoise as she struggles through life in New France Her parents are poor and there is no hope for her rising beyond the situation that she was born into Ever since she was small, it s been her greatest desire to be like the ladies that stroll around thedesirable parts of New France She wants the pretty dresses, the air of i


  10. says:

    Goodreads Synopsis A strong willed 16 year old girl fights for survival in 18th century North America Francoise Laurent has never had an easy life The only surviving child of a destitute washerwoman and wayward soldier, she must rely only on herself to get by When her parents die suddenly from the smallpox ravishing New France, Francoise sees it as a chance to escape t...


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