Book Reviews of Melissa

Author: Taylor Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9780515031140
ISBN-10: 0515031143
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 430
Edition: 10TH
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Pyramid
Book Type: Paperback
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With the publications of her first novel , Dynasty of Death, in 1938, Taylor Caldwell assumed the staus of a major American Novelist. Reviewers and readers alike have lavished praise on this and on her succeedding books. Once again, in Melissa, she shows the tremondous vitality of her work and her rare abilty to draw readers into the spell of a dramatic and powerfullly constructed story. In an atmosphere charged with suspense, and a conflict of wills, a strugle beteen three vivid and unforgettable people emerges , who must rank amongst the most powerful and striking characters that Taylor Caldwell hs yet created.

This the story of Melissa Upjohn and her fathers vicious attempt, from the time she is a child, to destroy her soul, her mind, and her future. Melissa must succeed in overcoming this evil which she has never suspected while trying to keep her marriage together. She must also endure the plotting of her sister in law, Arabella, and her own sister Phoebe.
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The most riveting portrait of a woman's passion since the Brontes' demon-haunted lovers. Melissa: Beautiful, obsessive, pledged to a terrifying devotion.... Geoffrey: Her husband, who raged and fought for her love..... Charles: Her father, who manacled her life to his own ravaging needs..... Taylor Caldwell enters the stark, brooding manse of nineteenth-century blue bloods to chronicle a compellling tale of treacherous loves
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Taylor Caldwell is a brilliant writer.

She married a man she hated, to be true to another love.
"Strange . . . magnificent" THE NEW YORK TIMES