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  • ISBN 0896213757
  • ISBN13 978-0896213753
  • Language English
  • Author Dorothy Eden
  • Publisher Thorndike Pr (June 1, 1983)
  • Pages 494
  • Formats txt doc mbr rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Size ePub 1629 kb
  • Size Fb2 1656 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 308

Book by Eden, Dorothy

Important Family book. Dorothy Eden has written a surprisingly suspenseful piece of historical fiction in An Important Family.

Important Family book. Set in the 1860’s in New Zealand, the plot weaves the history of the new colony with the lives of the Devenish Family and the dependents who emigrate with them frim England. The final twist in the novel was unexpected even though I thought I had guessed what event was really a crime.

Dorothy Eden (1912-1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic . My copy of "An Important Family" is only 247 pages long, and the book is not one of Dorothy Eden's best novels.

Dorothy Eden (1912-1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. Born in New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a legal secretary, she moved to London in 1954 and continued to write prolifically. Eden's novels are known for their suspenseful, spellbinding plots, finely drawn characters, authentic historical detail, and often a hint of spookiness. Echoes of Anya Seton's "Dragonwyck" confront the reader from the beginning, and the novel reads rather like a first draft.

Books related to An Important Family. More by Dorothy Eden. Whistle for the Crows. An Important Family is a cozy historical romance mystery, very strong in character and with a constant air of suspense that demands your attention and provides wonderful reading enjoyment. by Gary Moulton on June 18, 2018.

Never Call It Loving.

The saga of an English family in New Zealand and the secret that haunts them, from the New York Times–bestselling author of The American Heiress. For Kate O’Connor, desperate to escape her tragic past in England, the opportunity to immigrate to New Zealand with Sir John Devenish and his wife and daughter is a chance to start over. Exhilarated by this wild, primitive place on the other side of the world, Kate’s happiness is marred by a love she knows is taboo.

An Important Family - Dorothy Eden. This is Miss Kate O’Connor who seems eager to join us in our new life. I know you will have a long list of matters to discuss with her, so I’ll leave you. 1. WHEN SHE ARRIVED ON the doorstep, Kate couldn’t bring herself to ring the doorbell. The house was too grand and she was uncertain as to whether she should have gone to the servants’ entrance. But the advertisement had said to live as family. Families used the front door. Lady Devenish made a groping movement towards her husband.

An English family, with an idealistic father at the head, a neurotic mother at the fringe, and a rebellious daughter, who requires the aid of a young Irish widow, leave England for the "New World" of New Zealand

An English family, with an idealistic father at the head, a neurotic mother at the fringe, and a rebellious daughter, who requires the aid of a young Irish widow, leave England for the "New World" of New Zealand. Along the journey, and after their arrival, the character flaws, and the past, come more and more to light.

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The same night, the family matriarch suffered a stroke that left her mute.

This classic Gothic romance, hailed by the Boston Globe as a gem of its species, tells the spine-tingling story of a young woman caught up in an English manor’s shadowed, violent past-and confronted by the very real dangers that lie within. Fanny Davenport has lived at Darkwater ever since she was brought there as a young orphan. Dorothy Eden (1912–1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. The same night, the family matriarch suffered a stroke that left her mute.

Title: An Important Family Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. There will be no stains or markings on the book, the cover is clean and crisp, the book will look unread, the only marks there may be are slight bumping marks to the edges of the book where it may have been on a shelf previously. An Important Family by Dorothy Eden (Hardback, 1982). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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Gunos
I was invested in the story lines, seemingly well researched, and well written. But the ending was abrupt compared to the detail throughout the book and was therefore dissatisfying. Many lingering loose ends.
Minnai
My copy of "An Important Family" is only 247 pages long, and the book is not one of Dorothy Eden's best novels. Echoes of Anya Seton's "Dragonwyck" confront the reader from the beginning, and the novel reads rather like a first draft. I'd like to see the long letters from Kate's friends and the long death scene of a relatively unimportant character trimmed or removed, and more filling out of Kate and Ezekial's characters and relationship. The novel is interesting mainly because of its picture of New Zealand in its early days.
in waiting
To me, this book seemed like a 1950s style of storytelling. I neither liked nor disliked any of the characters; they just didn't come alive. The ending did add a bit of a twist, but overall I wouldn't care to read any other of this author's books.

SPOILER ALERT: Had I not already paid for it, I would have deleted this book after the repeated mentioning of promiscuous young daughter hates father. I was relieved that It didn't evolve into that uncomfortable area.
Fearlesshunter
I have to say that this is the first book by Dorothy Eden with which I've been disappointed. The story was saved only by the descriptions of the New Zealand landscape and weather and by how some of the other settlers had carved out lives for themselves.

What withered my enthusiasm for this book on its tender young vine was the cast of characters. To be blunt, too many of the cast were either completely unlikable or thought solely with their reproductive organs... or both. Definitely not my kind of cast! Of course, since no two people ever read the same book, your mileage may vary-- and I certainly hope it does.
Conjulhala
Adventures, adventures, adventures. Interesting set of characters and plenty of them. You get to know your fellow travelers and they become like family. Some very interesting men show up. A whole cast of them. You can't tell which fella you will end up with for quite a while. Things get worse and then things get worse. If you like adventures and stories of 19th century travel and if you like stories of women in very challenging situations you will like this. Plus it is satisfyingly long. I love long books. No long sex scenes. One scene of sexual sexual assault, but not detailed.
Rigiot
The author does a really good job of showing the growing relationship between the characters in the story. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story that adds to it. The story is very well written. I give it five stars.
Umor
I literally could not put this book down. The adventures of Sir John, Lady Devenish, Kate and the other amazing characters held me captive. Dorothy Eden's characters are so real, by the time you'll have finished the book you'll have felt you've known them all your life. Almost. Its 5 am and here I am writing a review instead of sleeping. If this helps to encourage more readers to take up this book, then it was worth it. Dorothy Eden is an excellent story teller. Through her voice I learnt much about New Zealand's settlers and its beginning. Can't wait to start my next Dorothy Eden novel.
I was expecting a historical novel about the early settlers of New Zealand. Instead I found this to be an all too predictable tale of selfishness and disillusionment.