No Life for a Lady: The absolutely joyful and uplifting historical romcom everyone is talking about

£9.9
FREE Shipping

No Life for a Lady: The absolutely joyful and uplifting historical romcom everyone is talking about

No Life for a Lady: The absolutely joyful and uplifting historical romcom everyone is talking about

RRP: £99
Price: £9.9
£9.9 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods

Description

There's a lot of dry wit to be had here, and her descriptions of people and landscapes are marvelously evocative.

Violet, whose name I've just had to look up since she made so little impact on me, had all the strength and determination of a wet piece of cardboard, folding at the slightest pressure and lying because she didn't have the courage to fight for what she wanted. But to keep ourselves on our toes, we have a rule that author gender is alternated, girl-boy-girl-boy, and the continents always rotated (with occasional glitches). Ten years later, Violet’s father has been trying to marry her off for years, what he doesn’t understand is after her mother went missing, Violets friends stopped talking to her, they cross the street when they see her and some men no longer treat her with the respect she deserves. But there is no such thing as a lady detective, so Violet hires a professional to help, sparking a chain of events that risk not only Violet’s reputation, but unearths shocking secrets that some people will do anything to keep hidden.

Raymond presently became one of the great and famous cattle barons, with holdings in the neighborhood of half a million acres. I sadly didn't find this quirky or clever, nor did I find the story to be "fabulously funny" or have "lashings of mystery" as claimed in the editorial quotes. But the first half of the book was really slow and I had a hard time rationalizing why it was so slow.

Those looking for a light-hearted, cosy historical mystery will find they’ve come to the right place with No Life for a Lady. This book will keep you glued to the page and there will come a point where you just won’t be able to put it down. I am always a sucker for historical mysteries (cozy or otherwise) and I thought this one sounded like it would be something new to check out. Violet really misses her mother: “Without her protection, her wisdom, men and courtship were like navigating stormy seas in a boat full of holes. However, she’s up for pretty much anything – except house cleaning – leading one character to remark ‘You are the most infuriating female I’ve ever met’.Violet is more enthusiastic than subtle at the outset, which leads to some hilarious confrontations.

This is, after all, 1896, so an unmarried woman on the cusp of thirty is already heading towards the scrap pile (cue the mass eye roll). It was filled with incredible adventures and sprinkled with insights that could apply to today's cultural and political landscape. Knight uncovers some shocking information about Lily, what her mother had been doing for the months prior to her vanishing, Violet didn't have a clue and this makes her extremely curious and she now wants to investigate the case herself.Not only does she behave like she’s FAR better than anyone else, she also continually talks down to people, is incredibly rude, and quite simply acts like a privileged brat most of the time. Took me a while to warm up to Violet, but she has a lot of character growth and it's easy to root for her. That certainly seems to be a possible theory and the one Mr Hamilton propounds to Violet, all the better for her to put her mother behind her and move on with her life.

She became a seasoned cowboy and lived a life on the ranch with the other cowboys on her mother's ranch. What people wore, what was popular at the time, how the streets and towns used to look like, what were people’s main professions, and most importantly, what were the women’s roles in society at this point in time. She delights you with her avoidance of marriage, her independence and courage of spirit, her wit and humour, her cleverness and yet she’s also an innocent of the ways of the world, she’s wonderfully naive which gets her into a scrape or three.And there’s a little treat subplot storyline involving gay characters, which, while trying not to give spoilers, reminded me of a jollier Tipping the Velvet! Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Dolby’s manuscript for the book was the runner-up in the Comedy Women in Print awards, and there are plenty of fun scenes, the writing’s witty, but there’s plenty to think about too.



  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns

Fruugo

Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop