Dy's Take

June 2, 2007

Point of Honour by Madeleine E. Robins

Filed under: Alternate History,Historical Fiction,Mystery — Dy @ 09:54

(a Sarah Tolerance mystery)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Fallen Woman of good family must, soon or late, descend to whoredom.”

That captivating sentence begins a richly patterned ride through a skewed bit of history and introduces a heroine that, by the end of the book, is one of my new favorites. I love the fact that the MC looks at her situation so dead-on accurately and is realistic about the perils that a woman alone in that era faced.

Off to read the next Sarah Tolerance novel, though I may parse it, knowing I shall likely have to wait a while for another.

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