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[Angel of Brooklyn [BOOK] Free Read online Ebook BY Janette Jenkins



9 thoughts on “Angel of Brooklyn

  1. says:

    35 stars really I liked all the parts of the story that were set in America and I had a feeling early on about how Beatrice ended up

  2. says:

    This story about former showgirl Beatrice is much substantial than the shapely female legs and lush velvet on the book’s cover would suggest Janette Jenkins imaginatively weaves together the contrasting strands of Beatrice’s new l

  3. says:

    Three and a half really This book has a wonderful opening A week before they killed her Beatrice told them about the dead birds This

  4. says:

    An interesting story seesawing between the main character's life growing up in the US and then her new life as wife to an Englishman

  5. says:

    I found this book to be wonderfully evocative of a by gone era The Coney Island depicted was so real that I was easily transported there The same with war time 'little England' complete with the xenophobia Additionally brought out so well I think was the transformation that is capable within each of us to do thi

  6. says:

    A sweet sad book about a sweet sad life It isn't perfect I felt the timeframe would have been better placed during World War 2 rather than 1 but there are some lovely scenes in Coney Island as seen by a bewitched outsider and some sadly accurate scenes showing the jealousy of women to an outsider

  7. says:

    This book eneded in such a bad way gr

  8. says:

    I really liked this book until the last few pages which completely the rest of the story for me

  9. says:

    An intriguing and well written tale which I found a little slow but nevertheless a good read

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Nois with her father an amateur taxidermist and her brother a preacher although she will take the story of how she became the Angel of Brooklyn to her graveBut when the men head off to fight in the Great War the glamorous newcomer slowly becomes an object of suspicion and jealousy for the women who ar. I found this book to be wonderfully evocative of a by gone era The Coney Island depicted was so real that I was easily transported there The same with war time little England complete with the xenophobia Additionally brought out so well I think was the transformation that is capable within each of us to do things that otherwise would seem inconceivable

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E left behind and as the years pass and their resentment grows Beatrice's secret proves to be her undoingBeautifully observed tragic funny and so evocative that you can taste the candy floss at Coney Island and feel the chill of wartime England Angel of Brooklyn is an extraordinary heartbreaking story. I really liked this book until the last few pages which completely the rest of the story for me Undeniably Fated observed tragic funny and so evocative that you can taste the candy floss at Coney Island and feel the chill The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of wartime England Angel Black Blue of Brooklyn is an extraordinary heartbreaking story. I really liked this book until the last few pages which completely the rest The Moe Manifesto of the story for me

Read Î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Janette Jenkins

It is January 1914 and Jonathan Crane returns home from his travels with a new American bride former Coney Island showgirl Beatrice In the remote Lancashire village Beatrice is the focus of attention the men captivated by her beauty the women initially charmed by tales of her upbringing in Normal Illi. This story about former showgirl Beatrice is much substantial than the shapely female legs and lush velvet on the book s cover would suggest Janette Jenkins imaginatively weaves together the contrasting strands of Beatrice s new life in the tiny Lancashire village of Anglezarke with her unconventional upbringing in Normal Illinois and coming of age in colourful Coney Island Beatrice meets and marries Jonathon Crane who brings her home to England It s 1914 and before long most of the men in the village go off to fight in the Great War The gulf between the foreigner and the other women left behind gradually widens Beatrice is beautiful has married into money her husband is an officer and the discovery of a secret she has been keeping precipitates a final act of violenceAlthough Beatrice s fate is made clear from the outset this makes the novel no less engrossing The story skilfully combines romance intrigue and tragedy and the characters even minor ones are vividly drawn Chapters alternate between England and America and while much of the story is told in straight narrative this is interspersed with interesting variations including letters and uirky lists such as All those things that you miss when they ve gone Even without the privations of war the transition from America to Anglezarke was always going to be difficult for Beatrice She uickly gains the reader s sympathy as she does her best to cope with a new way of life and people who make no effort to hide their curiosity about her But although sometimes told with gentle humour like Jonathon s party to introduce Beatrice to his friends the Lancashire scenes depict a society that is ultimately as unwelcoming to incomers as the harsh winter weather The visit to a Blackpool fortune teller who claims she can t read Beatrice s hand is just one episode that contributes to a rising sense of forebodingConey Island on the other hand is so richly and affectionately described that one can almost hear the noise see the people and smell the food which Beatrice misses so much Most striking though are the chapters portraying her childhood which bring gothic horror and black humour to the book Her mother having died in childbirth Beatrice lives with brother Elijah and her father an ex teacher with a mania for taxidermy As a child Elijah decides to become a minister and courts personal injury to preach the benefits of temperance in saloon bars Their father is on an obsessive uest for bigger and better creatures to rebuild This involves a darkly funny family trip to a zoo where he gets short shrift from the keeper when he offers to take away its dead animals Not easily categorised Angel of Brooklyn offers an enjoyable read about a sympathetic character whose fate is sealed by her good intentions The time and worlds in which she lives are convincingly portrayed and stay in the mind long after the final page is turned