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Kagama -The Literaturevixen

I love reading everything from fantasy to historical romances. On a constant quest for more books to read.






Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park - Paula Cohen

New York City, 1894. To Gramercy Park, bordered by elegant town houses, cloistered behind its high iron fence, comes Mario Alfieri, a celebrated tenor and the toast of Europe. Poised for his premier at the Metropolitan Opera, the summit of society, Alfieri needs a refuge from the clamor of New York’s elite . . . and from the eager women who rule it. He finds it, he thinks, at Gramercy Park, in the elegant mansion of the recently deceased Henry Ogden Slade.


The house is available, but not quite empty. Clara Adler, Slade’s former ward, lives there still, friendless and alone. Who is this bewitching young woman? Why did Slade take her into his home, only to leave her penniless at his death?


And what tragedies and terrors have left Clara little more than a pale and frightened ghost, haunting the deserted mansion? Mystified, then enchanted, Alfieri is soon involved in an intrigue that spans two decades and pits him against a vicious enemy who swears to destroy both him and the woman he loves . . . and whose weapons are scandal, murder, and the revelations of Clara’s past...


I  actually liked the first part of this book. It was all so dickensian and mysterious.But the more I read it became more and more twisted in a way I found horrible.


Its a pity as I had great hopes for this book.


So what made give this such a low rating...well read ahead but beware of


I wont blame a child as young and unloved as Clara was for being easy prey to a pedophile.But it freaked me out when she began to talk about how she enjoyed being with the creep.I just couldnt read on...


Mind you it wasnt the former owner of the house.

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