[PDF] A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance



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  1. says:

    Megan Chance has done it again A Splendid Ruin is an astonishing beautiful richly imagined historical novel about class betrayal revenge and the terrible choices a woman must sometimes make to survive in dangerous times This is a spellbinding page turner of a book full of unexpected twists and turns told in beautiful prose and set against the devastating backdrop of the Great San Francisco earthuake In it Megan Chance gives us a

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    35 stars 1 is too harsh 5 is gushingThis won't be everyone's cup of tea Those bothered by the prose I don't know It made sense to me The main character was raised by her mother to take her place in society; the first person POV and being set in 1904 1906 also lends to the big words being reasonable I found the plot creative; Miss May was a little too naive and trusting given how I think her mother would have pr

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    Much gritty than I expected and of the everything will be all right variety but this story read wonderfully to me From the poverty of May's early life to the boredom of the 'sporting set' and the optimism of what remains unwritten Chance has

  4. says:

    A great read from a very talented authorVery moving captivating tale by a new to me author who can really flesh out and describe a truly harr

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    Megan has ou

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    Revenge is a dish best served coldAs stated by other reviewers this novel is brilliantly written and will defy you to put it down You are transp

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    Not what I expectedI'm a sucker for novels about the 1906 San Andreas earthuake and rags to riches stories This book than fulfilled those expectations May Kimble is thrown from one situation to another plot twists some expected and others not I really enjoyed the humanity and truth created for the Chinese people of this time period Thank you

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    LovelyOnce again historical fiction captures my attention and my heart Set in the first few years of the 1900s and ending shortly after the San Francisco earthuake and fire this is an era I haven't read a lot of about This author's detailed scenery and attention to societal norms of the day changed that A truly enjoyable read

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    Historically MysteryMegan Chance wrote an intriguing mystery with many details as to life in San Francisco before and after the earthuake and fire The story gives you pictures in your mind of how things were She keeps you

  10. says:

    Very well writtenI was thoroughly engrossed in this richly detailed clever novel May the book's heroine is a strong brave multifaceted woman facing terrible twists in the turn of the century San Francisco The descriptive writing had me enthralled cheering her on The characters will stay with me for a long time

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Summary Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Megan Chance

A spellbinding novel of dark family secrets and a young woman’s rise and revenge set against the backdrop of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthuakeThe eve of destruction After her mother’s death penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didn’t know existed summons her to San Francisco There she’s welcomed into the wealthy Sulliva 35 stars 1 is too harsh 5 is gushingThis won t be everyone s cup of tea Those bothered by the prose I don t know It made sense to me The main character was raised by her mother to take her place in society the first person POV and being set in 1904 1906 also lends to the big words being reasonable I found the plot creative Miss May was a little too naive and trusting given how I think her mother would have prepared her Often the descriptive narration was a pleasure other times a bit muchIt is a light read which I liked I ve known people of similar natures to the cast of characters relatableHaving not read any other works by this author I don t know how all this compares I liked it well enough to look for other titles to read in the futureI didn t give 4 stars as something seems lacking and I haven t figured out What yet I save 5 stars for exceptional products excellence is hard to come by

Review A Splendid Ruin

A Splendid Ruin

N family and their social circleInitially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion Her glamorous cousin often disappears in the night Her aunt wanders about in a laudanum fog And a maid keeps hinting that May is in danger Trapped by betrayal madness and murder May stands to lose Revenge is a dish best served coldAs stated by other reviewers this novel is brilliantly written and will defy you to put it down You are transported to another era in San Francisco richly described I find myself reliving the events long since I finished reading it I will be reading from Ms Chance Thank you for a wonderful escape

Summary Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Megan Chance

Everything including her freedom at the hands of those she trusts mostThen on an early April morning San Francisco comes tumbling down Out of the smoldering ruins May embarks on a harrowing road to reclaim what is hers This tragic twist of fate along with the help of an intrepid and charismatic journalist puts vengeance within May’s reach But will she take Historically MysteryMegan Chance wrote an intriguing mystery with many details as to life in San Francisco before and after the earthuake and fire The story gives you pictures in your mind of how things were She keeps you wanting to keep reading until the end I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries Keep up the great writing