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    3.5 stars, rounding up So we ve got a rechristened Retro Reads GR group for early to mid 20th century nostalgic type reads, mostly historical fiction with some mysteries and romances mixed in , and there s an upcoming buddy read of Victoria Holt s Mistress of Mellyn in about two weeks It sounded kind of fun to me, and I found a big fat omnibus volume of Holt gothic romantic suspense novels on Abebooks 4 for the hardback of all four novels, and no shipping charge Score It arrived in the mail yesterday and I was having a really hard time not jumping the gun on the Mistress of Mellyn BR I may or may not have read a few chapters So to distract myself from that one, I opened up Bride of Pendorric, and read the whole thing last night it s only a couple of hundred pages in this book.It s a pretty classic novel of the gothic romance type, published in 1963 and set in that era 18 or 19 year old Favel Farrington lives with her widowed artist father on the island of Capri A 32 year old British man, Roc Pendorric, visits their studio and sweeps Favel off her feet, marrying her a few weeks later in a whirlwind romance When Favel s father mysteriously dies while swimming in the ocean, Roc takes Favel back to his Cornwall mansion, P...

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    This was the first gothic romance novel I ever read in 7th or 8th grade and I m giving it a 5 because I loved it so much at that time It was a transitional book for me, an adult romance mystery after having read all the Nancy Drew series and Scholastic book selections for young readers, etc If I were to read it again now, I might not feel the same way so I probably won t Why meddle with a good memory All the books we...

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    I think that some of you Gothic lovers out there will love this one I did not love this or even like it much This took me ages to get through It had so many characters and just a lot of information dumps here and there that didn t work for me Also the main character, Favel yes that s her name was uber frustrating since she just tra la las during most of this book though she believes someone is out to kill her Bride of Pendorric is about a young woman who marries a random guy Roc Pendorric that shows up to her father s studio to buy some paintings Favel and her father live somewhere off the coast of Italy getting by with him selling his art after the death of her mother.The beginning of this book reminded me a bit of the beginning of Rebecca You don t really get why the main character is so obsessed with the man she comes to contact with Roc in this case instead of Max de Winter Roc is painted as a gambler, just like Favel s father, and so I was puzzled why she would even consent to marry this guy He doesn t seem charming at all just tall and dark This being a Gothic book though, Favel and Roc do marry and then her father...

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    Victoria Holt had clearly swotted up on before writing this doom laden account of a young girl s infatuation marriage to an older man After her father s unexpected death, Roc whisks Favel from Capri to Cornwall where she is terrorised by the legend of the Brides of Pendorric.While reading I found Fav...

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    The ultimate gothic classic Madness, secrets, crypts, suspicious husbands, cliffs and moors it never gets old.

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    It is hard for me to be objective about this book and to keep from comparing it to Daphne Du Maurier s Rebecca since it is so obviously inspired by it I just couldn t take it seriously Way over the top, heavy handed, and ridiculous, with that cliche dumb as a post heroine who refuses to see what is staring at her in the face, and a so called hero who spends so much time ...

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    Eking out a living with her widowed father in his art studio on the island of Capri, Favel is swept off her feet by visitor Roc Pendorric and they are married, although her happiness is marred by the sudden death of her father Upon arrival at Roc s Cornwall estate, Favel learns of the legend of the Brides of Pendorric married into the family for their money and die mysterious deaths at a young age and then destined to haunt the halls until another bride dies and takes her place Not surprisingly, things soon begin to go bump in the night is it possible that the ghost of Roc s mother really does haunt the home Is Favel destined to be the next Bride of Pendorric to die and haunt the mansion, or is something sinister involved As Favel begins to experience unusual accidents she begins to wonder about her husband Roc Did he really fall in love with her or was there an ulterior motive How did he happen to show up at their studio in Capri Just a coincidence or did he know her father beforehand What about the three former lo...

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    Favel was a lovely heroine, if a little unsure And I am not surprised that she was so unsure, how can you not be when people don t tell you what s happening And what was she to do with so many little things destroying her peace From two twins set on her becoming one of The Brides to accidents happening a little too soon after the others for comfort and being locked in a crypt, something is afoot and it s enough to craze the most stable of us There were three sets of twins Three Try figuring out who s who Barbarina and Debora, Barbarina s set, Pedroc and Wenna Then Wenna s set, Hyson...

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    So many sets of twins and such a cliched way of combining twins and suspense narratives sigh

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    Recently, I ve decided to revisit cherished writers and well loved books of the past Victoria Holt, and the genre of gothic suspense romance is one of many on my list The Bride of Pendorric is a reread for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed my new endeavor The book did not disappoint many gothic elements are well presented The looming estate in Cornwall, a cast of colorful and deceitful characters, a romantic intrigue w...

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Bride of Pendorric When Favel Farrington Met Roc Pendorric On The Italian Island Where She Lived With Her Father, They Fell Deeply In Love, And There Was No Reason To Suspect That They Would Not Live Happily Ever After Then Faval S Father Was Drowned While Swimming, A Circumstance That Was As Puzzling To Favel As It Was Heartbreaking No One Could Have Been Devoted During These Sad Days Than Roc, And When He Took Her Home To Pendorric, The Ancient Family Home On The Cornish Cliffs, No Family Could Have Welcomed Her Warmly Than Roc S Sister, Her Husband, And Twin Daughters In Fact Everyone In The House And The Village Was Eager To Meet The Bride Of Pendorric.At First The Phrase Amused Favel Then She Found Herself Looking And Often At The Portraits Of Two Other Brides Of Pendorric Who Had Died Young And Tragically One Of Them Roc S Own Mother The Very Stones Of Pendorric Seemed To Be Waiting For Her To Slip The Courtyard Seemed To Have Eyes And Was There Speculation Even In The Eyes Of The Young Twins, Who Watched Her Constantly Did She Imagine It, Or Was Roc Curiously Attentive To Other Women At Pendorric And Did His Absence Grow Frequent Surely No Legend, No Evil Out Of The Past Could Threaten Their Happiness Surely Roc S Love For Her Had Not Been Pretense.At Last, In A Terrifying Moment, Favel Can No Longer Dismiss As Accident The Strange Things That Are Happening To Her At Pendorric She Must Confront The Very Real Dangers Of The Present.

  • Bride of Pendorric
  • Victoria Holt
  • English
  • 01 May 2019

About the Author: Victoria Holt

See this thread for information.Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name