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The Resource The other daughter, Lauren Willig, (text large print)

The other daughter, Lauren Willig, (text large print)

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The other daughter
Title
The other daughter
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Lauren Willig
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Upon learning that she is an earl's illegitimate daughter, 1920s governess Rachel Woodley teams up with an associate who helps her infiltrate key social circles in order to contact her father and undermine her privileged half-sister's world
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Review
  • Best known for her long-running Pink Carnation series, Willig has been venturing outside of the Napoleonic era for her stand-alone offerings. Her latest is set in 1920s England, where respectable governess Rachel Woodley has been dealt a double blow when her mother dies and she discovers her father, whom she’d long thought dead, is living in London with a wife and two grown children. Rachel grew up believing her father was a botanist, but the pages of a society magazine reveal that he’s actually an earl with a large estate. With the help of a handsome, droll gossip columnist, Simon Montfort, Rachel reinvents herself as a socialite and works her way into the social circle of her sister, Lady Olivia. As much as she wants revenge on her father, Rachel can’t help but sympathize with her repressed sister, even when she’s rocked by the discovery that Simon and Olivia were once engaged. Vibrant and thrilling, Willig’s third stand-alone should garner an audience beyond fans of the Pink Carnation series. -- Huntley, Kristine (Reviewed 06-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 19, p60)
  • In early 1927, Rachel Woodley leaves her position as governess to be with her ailing mother, but she arrives too late and the world she knew is gone. Cleaning out their cottage, Rachel is stunned to find a current photo of her deceased father. Not only is he alive, but he's an earl with a wife and two adult children. Gaining the assistance of Simon Montfort, a gentleman with proper connections, Rachel assumes the life of a Bright Young Thing hoping to meet these strangers who are her family. Endearing characters struggle with consequences of old and new relationships that continue evolving until the final page. VERDICT Willig's (That Summer; The Ashford Affair ) judicious use of 1920s slang and famous names to be spotted by alert readers creates a strong sense of place and time; she also respects the social hierarchy required to depict genuine British aristocracy of the time. This stand-alone will appeal equally to longtime Willig fans and readers looking for character-driven, historical fiction with a light touch of romance. [See Prepub Alert, 11/25/15; library marketing.]— Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH --Stacey Hayman (Reviewed June 15, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 11, p83)
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Willig, Lauren
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I575
LC item number
O84 2015
Literary form
fiction
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  • Family secrets
  • Illegitimate children
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The other daughter, Lauren Willig, (text large print)
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
509 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479525
Lccn
2015022285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 908084431
  • (OCoLC)908084431
Label
The other daughter, Lauren Willig, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
509 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479525
Lccn
2015022285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 908084431
  • (OCoLC)908084431

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