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We all know the amount a good writer can say with a simple kiss on the forehead or the briefest touch on the cheek.

It would have be cute to have more Henry Jr. Apr 23, Jennifer rated it liked it. Also it’s good to bear in mind Ibbotson wrote this with an adult audience in mind and it wasn’t marketed to children of any age until a reprinting in the United States. However, I got immensely sick of hearing about his former lovers. Have you ever read the perfect book at the perfect time? Refresh and try again. Why on earth would he fall for Harriet? He is intrigued by Harriet, and invites her, but Harriet knows she will not be allowed to go.

Jul 20, Theresa rated it really liked it. I also loved that Ibbotson explains the plots of the ballets they are performing.

A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson – review

Until then, he expected her to listen and comfort him. No one can accuse her of being outright crude, but I really didn’t need to read about the 17 year-old girl constantly being “ruined” by a “not yet thirty” year old man, especially after he makes a big deal about how he’s kbbotson to protect her reputation and wait for the proper time to marry her and whatnot.

In any case, I can’t really say anything more without giving away plot points so I’ll just leave it at that. The protagonist was a drip.

The romance was as cute as I had come to expect, but it was also a much more passionate romance than I would have expected. However, I still essentially believed compaany their relationship.

Between her uber-traditional academic father and prudish, disciplinarian aunt Louisa, all of Harriet’s desires and interests are oppressed. Finch-Dutton follows her to the Amazon. If he is a antagonist, he is the dullest one I have yet read. Abby-Rose Elisa Sparrow There are a couple of mature themes tastefully handled and presented in a tongue-and-cheek manner, but still thereI’d say WAY more YA than middle …more There are a couple of mature themes tastefully handled and presented in a tongue-and-cheek manner, but still thereI’d say WAY more YA than middle grade.


In the Amazon, she meets Rom, an incredibly wealthy man ibbotsn a sad past She is no better than his previous women. But what I didn’t know was how well. The love story is wonderful, and I like that while it’s certainly a main part of the book, Harriet’s dancing – and for that matter, Rom’s business affairs – are important as compaany.

About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges. I loved this book.

A Company of Swans

I am not quite sure if Ibbotson and I just have a different worldview or if she was just not that good at plotting and resorted to some rather weak moments for her characters in order to move things along. Ea Morton and Aunt Louisa ibbotso pull Harriet out of ballet believing that she’ll be safer at home. When a talent scout offer Once again Ibbotson shows how apt she is at expressing just how her character is feeling, in such a way that the reader sets the book down in her lap and sighs, “Yes.

Caite a lovely shore breeze says: He forces her father to give his permission, intimidating him in front of his students, who then rebel against their most boring teacher. But it also doesn’t deserve the number of one star reviews it has, most of which seem to be because Stephenie Meyer mentioned at some point that she likes this book and a whole lot of her LDS fans read it and didn’t agree with the premarital sex.

Although, in the end, the conclusion that relations before marriage is a fantastic way to go and it’ll all work out for you How anyone can give this one star is just Why did he feel the need to confess to Harriet about his former life after he figures out she knows his nephew?


Just a moment while we sign you in lf your Goodreads account. Soon afterward, the aunt and the other ladies of the Trumpington Tea Circle drag Harriet along on a visit to a nearby estate. Set inthe novel opens in Cambridge, England, where the heroine, Harriet Morton, is not enjoying the elegant opulence and broadened female horizons often associated with the Edwardian era.

The plot was also driven by a number of freak coincidences, dubious motivations, and inconsistent character swaans. Her books have been recently marketed as YA but like the last one, this is really a clean historical romance with a really great heroine nice, loving, smart, hard worker who is NOT a beauty but still shines because of her personality. It was well written though, with some very loveable characters. Usually the heroine will have an appropriately pitiful and tragic past, from which only the hero can redeem her, then straight disgustingly unsubtle sexual tension and poor writing to the finish.

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Nov 28, Miss Clark rated it eba it Shelves: The beginning was cheesy but not terrible. It is the one thing that always keeps me from really being able to recommend th Well, I would have liked it so much better if Ibbotson could write one book swana portrayed love with anything approaching a true understanding of it.

That goal is in the same spirit as this site; here is how Ibbotson explained it in Contemporary Authors:. Was it all due to the wri An odd book, with some beautiful writing, iibbotson an absolutely spot-on-target evocation of the ballet life. But again, no complaints — the story is pleasurable regardless. Though the tragedy of Harriet’s past was laid on a little thick, I did sympathize with her.

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