Six Gothic Tales PDF/EPUB ☆ Six Gothic MOBI :Á

Six Gothic Tales PDF/EPUB ☆ Six Gothic  MOBI :Á
  • Hardcover
  • 640 pages
  • Six Gothic Tales
  • Reader's Digest Association
  • English
  • 17 October 2017
  • 0895770601

Six Gothic Tales✴ Six Gothic Tales Epub ✷ Author Reader's Digest Association – Essayreview.co.uk This is a collection of six gothic novellas from some of the favorite authors from Readers Digest Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Mission to Malaspiga by Evelyn Anthony, Mistress of Mellyn by Victor This is a collection of six gothic novellas from some of the favorite authors from Readers Digest Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Mission to Malaspiga by Evelyn Anthony, Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt, The High Valley by Jessica North, Thunder Heights by Phyllis A Whitney, and Six Gothic MOBI :Á Tregaron s Daughter by Melanie Brent.


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10 thoughts on “Six Gothic Tales

  1. says:

    I don t usually read condensed books, but this was loaned to me and highly recommended by my Aunt Sarah, so I thought I would give it a try.Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier 3 stars.This book was definitely Gothic, and probably pretty progressive for when it was written The atmosphere was definitely gloomy with foreboding The references to murder, rape, and other violent crimes were kind of surprising to me Some aspects of the heroine were very annoyingshe seemed to be always cooking or cl I don t usually read condensed books, but this was loaned to me and highly recommended by my Aunt Sarah, so I thought I would give it a try.Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier 3 stars.This book was definitely Gothic, and probably pretty progressive for when it was written The atmosphere was definitely gloomy with foreboding The references to murder, rape, and other violent crimes were kind of surprising to me Some aspects of the heroine were very annoyingshe seemed to be always cooking or cleaning something, and often for men I was inspired to look up some information about wrecking Kind of fascinating.Mission to Malaspiga Evelyn Anthony 3 stars.A modern Gothic, featuring a young women recruited to spy on Italians suspected of dealing in heroin.Mistress of Mellyn Victoria Holt 3.5 stars.I liked this one a littlebecause it hassimilarity to Regency romances A young woman takes a position as governess in a house full of mysteries Although I accurately predicted the perpetrator of the crime in the first couple of chapters, there was still enough suspense to make it interesting.The High Valley Jessica North 3 starsThis was another modern Gothic, set in a remote Mexican valley It kind of reminded me of Falcon Crest for some reasonso much improbably drama packed into a short story.Thunder Heights Phyllis A Whitney 3 starsHaving rode an Amtrak train into NYC from the North, I have somewhat of a visual of the setting of this book I m also borrowing in my visualization from the mansions in Newport, R.I Tregaron s Daughter Melanie Brent 3 starsCadi, the heroine of this story, is the historic version of superwoman She sails, she cooks, she cleans stables, she speaks Italianand even though she grows up in a humble fishing village, she takes lessons which allow her to have the vocabulary and social skills to be translated to an English country homeor to a villa in Italy, when it is discovered that she is the long lost heir to a fortune But then, if she were just an ordinary believable everyday girl, her story probably wouldn t be too interesting.Overall, this is a very solid 3 star book

  2. says:

    This book has the stories, Tregaron s Daughter by Madeleine Brent 5 stars , Mistress of Melyn Vicoria Holt 5 stars , Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier 4 stars , Mission to Malaspiga 1 star , The High Valley by Jessica North 3 stars , and Thunder Heights by Phylis A Whitney 3 Stars

  3. says:

    Need to be reviewed.

  4. says:

    Always a guilty pleasure.

  5. says:

    Great, mood setting collection The only story that I didn t really enjoy was Mission to Malaspiga It seemed very unrealistic and has a clumsy plot Mistress of Mellyn was my favorite, although I enjoyed the others as well I considered reading the full novels, but I feel that these condensed versions not only do them justice, but probably improve the stories considerably Except maybe Mission to Malaspiga, which may have been better in the long version But then, I am not a fan of myste Great, mood setting collection The only story that I didn t really enjoy was Mission to Malaspiga It seemed very unrealistic and has a clumsy plot Mistress of Mellyn was my favorite, although I enjoyed the others as well I considered reading the full novels, but I feel that these condensed versions not only do them justice, but probably improve the stories considerably Except maybe Mission to Malaspiga, which may have been better in the long version But then, I am not a fan of mysteries and I liked how quickly we get to find out what s going on

  6. says:

    not so guilty pleasure

  7. says:

    I read the first 50 pages or so and couldn t be compelled to finish I just wasn t interested in the novellas as gothic isn t a genre I typically like Recommended for fans of the genre.

  8. says:

    Six Gothic Tales A compilation of six Gothic romance novels condensed down for Reader s Digest Given to me by a friend a long time ago In order they are Jamaica Inn, Mission to Malaspiga, Mistress of Mellyn, The High Valley, Thunder Heights, and Tregaron s Daughter Definitely not my kind of thing, but I kept it around because it was a gift It turned out to be a convenient book to keep on my bedside table to read on on weekend nights because it s not something that interested me greatly, ther Six Gothic Tales A compilation of six Gothic romance novels condensed down for Reader s Digest Given to me by a friend a long time ago In order they are Jamaica Inn, Mission to Malaspiga, Mistress of Mellyn, The High Valley, Thunder Heights, and Tregaron s Daughter Definitely not my kind of thing, but I kept it around because it was a gift It turned out to be a convenient book to keep on my bedside table to read on on weekend nights because it s not something that interested me greatly, therefore it didn t have to be portable moving from room to room, trying not to forget it when I go out to work or wherever that sort of thing To my surprise I ve read through them all and I find it was a interesting stretch from my comfort zone as far as reading goes They say you should read things you don t like as well as an exercise in variety And they re not the worst things I ve ever read they even seemed worth the time spent on them over the last year or so that I ve been looking them over It s the same formula over and over Yes, I m well aware that sci fi and fantasy incorporates the same formulas too it s fascinating how that sort of thing doesn t bother us when it s employed by a genre we like as opposed to one we don t The romances made no sense to me, of course It makes me wonder if I m normal as far as being a woman is concerned because a lot of women really go for the attractions presented in these stories But at least they re not empty erotica I prefer my own fantasies to someone else s in that regard They make a corageous attempt at murder mysteries throughout as part of the formula One of the stories even reminded me of a similar idea I had for a story years ago However, they re not top shelf mysteries Even when the action was good, the motivations of the killers were lame with the exception of the last story perhaps That one wasn t half bad I suppose it s good stuff for those who are interested in this genre To that extent I recommend it But I m going to find something a littleto my taste put at my bedside table now

  9. says:

    Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier 4 stars.This book was definitely dark and gloomy fits the gothic theme and good to read on a dark and stormy night Involves wrecking Romance in the middle of some pretty dark stuff.Mission to Malaspiga Evelyn Anthony 1 star.A tale of heroin dealing in Florence, Italywith a young woman recruited as a spypretty romance novel meets spy novelwithromance than spy and not really my cup of tea Mistress of Mellyn Victoria Holt 3 stars.I alway Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier 4 stars.This book was definitely dark and gloomy fits the gothic theme and good to read on a dark and stormy night Involves wrecking Romance in the middle of some pretty dark stuff.Mission to Malaspiga Evelyn Anthony 1 star.A tale of heroin dealing in Florence, Italywith a young woman recruited as a spypretty romance novel meets spy novelwithromance than spy and not really my cup of tea Mistress of Mellyn Victoria Holt 3 stars.I always liked this author when I worked at the library as a teenager, so it brought me back to my youth I forgot about these romances, though A governess moves into a widower s house to teach his young daughter, after the death of his wife, Alice Full of suspense, and mystery, with some ghostly sightings Very gothic

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