Book Reviews of Hester Dark

Hester Dark
Hester Dark
Author: Emma Blair
ISBN-13: 9780099358503
ISBN-10: 0099358506
Publication Date: 9/1989
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Random House UK Distribution
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From the Publisher: Even to a girl from the slums of Bristol, the streets of Glasgow seemed gray and inhospitable, the wealth and splendor of its mansions cold and heartless. But for Hester Dark, there could be no turning back; she would make this cruel city the home of her dreams. Everyone said that Hester was lucky. Lucky to have a wealthy uncle in Scotland who was willing to take her in. Lucky to have all the advantages that his money could buy. But Hesters new world held dark secrets, jealousies, and fears. And no one had spoken of the women who would despise her for her beauty and her independence and the men who would buy her soul and call it love.

I like author Emma Blair. She is one of my favorite authors. This appears to be one of her earlier works and it shows in her writing style which is not as polished as later works. I didn't enjoy the plot of this story as much as other books she has written. I could sympathize with the main character but later in the book I found it hard to understand her. She seemed of two minds and that bothered me. A fast read since it is a short book.
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Even to a girl from the slums of Bristol, the streets of Glasgow were inhospitable and grey, the wealth and splendour of its mansions cold and heartless. But for Hester Dark, there could be no turning back - she would make this cruel city the home of her dreams.

Everyone said that Hester was lucky. Lucky to have a wealthy uncle in Scotland who was willing to take her in. Lucky to have all the advantages that his money could buy. But Hester's new, bright world held dark secrets, jealousies and fears. And no one had spoken of the woman who would despise her for her beauty and her independence - and the men who would buy her soul and call it love.
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Even to a girl from the slums of Bristol, the streets of Glasgow were inhospitable and grey; the wealth and splendor of its mansions cold and heartless. But for Hester there could be no truning back she would make this cruel city the home of her dream.