Book Review of The Chaperone

The Chaperone
The Chaperone
Author: Laura Moriarty
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2


I debated whether to give the book 3 or 4 stars. I was set on 3 but then changed my mind. I like a well tidied up conclusion and the story ended very satisfyingly.

Now, going back to the story, I loved Coras character and her beginnings had me turning the pages very fast, I wanted to learn what would become of her life after she was placed out.

I enjoyed the description of the times she lived and I could see and feel the tight moral atmosphere of the era. That was well done.

I did find it odd how Cora with all of her strict morale and social conventions and beliefs quickly began to adapt to the changing waves of the fast approaching modern times and the wave of economical social upheaval. I found hard to comprehend how that can happen so fast but then I remind myself the book did span her lifetime. I grew up with grandmothers and aunts who were very strict and old fashioned as Cora was and they are still that way sans the corset so I found that interesting.

In the end, I decided for the 4 stars, I am not a book critic nor do I intend to be. I enjoyed the book very much and found it very engaging.