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He glimpsed a profile in the carriage, and until its owner turned and Bay saw the luxurious moustache, he thought for an uncomfortable moment that the Empress had abandoned the Cottesmore to follow him to London. Then the owner of the moustache lit a small cigar and Bay saw it was a young man not much more than a boy.
The boy is Elisabeth's seventeen year old son, but the physical description of the young man bothers me as the Crown Prince is quite clearly sans facial hair in his portrait. Further analysis of photographs, paintings and sketches of the Hapsburg heir show that he didn't actually sport a moustache until the early s, well after The Fortune Hunter concludes.
Goodwin continued to play fast and loose into the final chapters, a habit I found severely detrimental to novel's climax. Halfway down the list of jockeys was Middleton, J. riding Tipsy grey. She felt the jolt of seeing his name in print and realised that she had no idea what his initials stood for. Charlotte and I have a lot in common. Bay's full name is William George Middleton.
We won. We must have champagne. The winners of the Grand National were not Bay Middleton and Tipsy. That honor belongs to jockey Tommy Pickernell and a horse named Pathfinder. Researching that detail also revealed the race took place in March, not July. hide spoiler ] By the end of my reading I was so disillusioned that I couldn't care a whit for Goodwin's finale.
I wanted only to be done so I could move on to my next read with a clear conscious. If Goodwin explained herself in the author's note I might have made allowances for the liberties she assumed, but my ARC bears no such justification and at the end of the day, that oversight hurts more than any other and leaves such a poor impression that I can't see myself recommending The Fortune Hunter forward.
flag 46 likes · Like · see review. View all 16 comments. Jun 01, Heather rated it did not like it · review of another edition. Hated it. You know you're in for a bad time when the dashing hero comes across as a self-involved prick within the first 5 pages of his introduction. He didn't improve, either, no matter how much the writer tried to paint him as conflicted yet sensitive.
We were clearly supposed to sympathize with him and his infatuation with the Empress, but I was just annoyed with him, because he was SO ready to marry Charlotte, the heroine, but the NEXT DAY, he met the Empress and was like, "Ooh, shiny!
I spent the whole book wishing he'd fall off his horse and save everyone the trouble of dealing with him. I read Goodwin's previous book , "The American Heiress", a year or so ago, and disliked that one, too. I decided to give her one more try with this one. I've learned my lesson.
She's incapable of writing characters who are sympathetic, or even interesting, and the jacket blurbs that insist her stories are "like Downton Abbey! Next time I'm going to trust my instincts, and leave her book on the shelf at the store, where it belongs. flag 40 likes · Like · see review. View all 3 comments. Aug 03, Lori rated it liked it. Well, I'm not sure what to think about this; on one hand, it's a 'juicy' potboiler of a read, a high class beach novel about an overwrought love triangle in Victoria's England.
On the other hand, a lot about it just annoyed me. So here is what I learned from this novel, which I'm giving three stars, but two and a half is probably more accurate: 1. Always a sucker for a book with a beautiful cover, this one does not disappoint even though it highly resembles a more lovely one: Horan's 'Under the W Well, I'm not sure what to think about this; on one hand, it's a 'juicy' potboiler of a read, a high class beach novel about an overwrought love triangle in Victoria's England.
Always a sucker for a book with a beautiful cover, this one does not disappoint even though it highly resembles a more lovely one: Horan's 'Under the Wide and Starry Sky. An ending right out of 'An Officer and a Gentleman'--with horses.
While beautifully written in general, the story contains longish stretches of fox hunting details that bogged me down, and being the animal person I am, I found myself skimming. While Goodwin does not get horribly graphic, there are still plenty of moments which just reinforced my passionate belief that such blood sports are horrific--and I'm really not a fan of steeple chasing results, either.
The Empress comes across as cardboard--beautiful, tragic, but nothing about her character really reached me or touched me except Goodwin's end note on her life after the events of this novel--Good Lord 5. Bay Middleton, the dashing suitor to both the Empress, and Charlotte, the heiress, is a manipulative womanizer I never warmed to--not even by the end.
This is a man who can rationalize any of his deceits with married women, at least one possible love child, the Empress like he didn't know what he was getting into there? In fact, he's only deeply devoted to his horse, Tipsy, much more so than to any of his lovers--and I ended up feeling like Tipsy deserved better. While recognizing the Victorian setting and the fact women were highly bound to societal expectations and rules, especially in these rarefied socio-economic circles, I wanted to shake Charlotte silly for her devotion to a cad.
Sorry; while other reviewers have found the Bay-Charlotte romance believable--I didn't despite the historical facts surrounding it--and wanted THIS Charlotte to have more backbone and smarts, which she does at times.. then goes off on "Oh, Bay Even Victorian heiresses needed their gay BFF to guide them, dress them, advise them, and generally be back up in all things romantic.
This BFF, Casper, and I'm not giving anything away here is more talented, world wise, and generally, smarter than the heiress and anyone else around. Additionally, Casper is FAR more interesting, soulful, with a potentially FAR more fascinating back story than any of the suffocatingly boorish snobs who are the main characters. Casper needs a book ASAP. Felt the ending was quite rushed in the last 20 pgs or so and left me with questions I was still not sure of like how did Charlotte's money finally play into things?
What the hell is the 'Chicken' story all about? And most importantly, who's taking care of Tipsy? Overall, a guilty pleasure but with all the pre-publication hype, the author's reputation, and the general pedigree the novel seems to sport, I was looking for something--more, I think. flag 31 likes · Like · see review. View all 6 comments. Nov 08, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-romance , historical-fiction. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
The Fortune Hunter is scrumpdillyicious! The heroine, Charlotte Baird, is an unspoiled heiress that I found easy to like and admire. She lives in the sparkling world of the privileged, yet prefers to pursue photography, an unacceptable hobby for a lady of means.
The hero, Captain Bay Middleton, is a good man with a kind heart who is hopelessly flawed. Like life, their journey is filled with detours and obstacles. Oh, and I loved the debut of Clementine, who will eventually marry Winston Huzzah! Oh, and I loved the debut of Clementine, who will eventually marry Winston Churchill. This is a beautifully written, satisfying and sensuous love story that unfolds in England's most sumptuous settings.
It also encompasses many of my favorite elements - England, a handsome British officer, dresses with bustles, horses, a high-minded heiress, and a tender first kiss! I highly recommend this book to hopeless romantics, Downton Abbey fans, and readers who like a happy ending!!
flag 14 likes · Like · see review. View 2 comments. Aug 22, Reviews May Vary rated it liked it Shelves: audio-books. The ending ticked me off and thus I shall never speak of this again.
View 1 comment. Jun 13, Blondish And Bookish rated it really liked it. This was pretty good! I didn't actually realize that it was based on a true story and real people until I was about halfway through. I enjoy historical fiction and this book was very readable.
Sisi was obsessed with her looks, is one of the best female riders in the world, and is bent on having an affair with Bay despite her Emperor husband Franz back in Hapsburg. Her beauty regimen include This was pretty good!
Her beauty regimen includes sleeping with raw veal on her face. Surprisingly, she is still somewhat likable. Charlotte is heiress to a very large fortune hence the title and is constantly courted by opportunists. She is plain and clever, and is falling in love with Bay. Bay is courting Charlotte, and bedding Sisi at the same time. The story was very interesting, it held my attention well and was a quick read despite the length.
Knowing that is based on actual events made me want to read more about the characters. As a horse lover, I especially enjoyed the horse scenes, particularly the Grand National steeplechase at the end, with Bay racing on his 15 hand mare Tipsy.
However, none of the main characters were truly likable. Sisi and Bay were sorta likable in spite of their flaws—Sisi is arrogant, conceited, spoiled. Bay is kind of a bad guy for courting an innocent young girl while having an affair although to be fair it's probably difficult to turn down an Empress no matter what your feelings are , and he seems also sort of spoiled and arrogant.
Charlotte unfortunately seems a very simplistic character who has no depth to her and you never know enough about her to like her. There were some other minor characters who were great—Charlotte's friend Caspar from America was wonderful!
I was intrigued enough to read more about Bay Middleton and about Sisi, so the book did inspire that. However it kind of fizzled out at the end and didn't really resolve everything, and I wasn't sure that I agreed with the decisions that the characters made.
Overall a decent read, that made me want to learn more. flag 13 likes · Like · see review. Feb 11, Isidora rated it it was amazing. Šta se dobija kada spojite troje ljudi, različitih po svemu osim sklonosti prema kršenju konvencija strogog, visokog društva dve najmoćnije evropske imperije druge polovine XIX veka? Šarlot Berd je bogata naslednica, koju više od dosadnih prijema zanima tada pionirska oblast fotografije.
Bej Midlton, privlačni kapetan i najveštiji britanski konjanik, sanja o pobedi na prestižnoj Nacionalnoj trci, a prezire stege i etikeciju. Austrijska carica Elizabeta "Sisi", najlepša i najnesrećnija vladarka s Šta se dobija kada spojite troje ljudi, različitih po svemu osim sklonosti prema kršenju konvencija strogog, visokog društva dve najmoćnije evropske imperije druge polovine XIX veka?
Austrijska carica Elizabeta "Sisi", najlepša i najnesrećnija vladarka svog vremena, iz krutih i licemernih dvorskih krugova neprestano beži u svoje omiljene aktivnosti - putovanja i lov, te upoznavanje novih kultura, istovremeno marljivo radeći na očuvanju mladosti i nadaleko čuvene lepote. Svaka od ove tri osobe poseduje želju za bekstvom od utvrđenih društvenih uloga, ali će ih splet čudnih okolnosti smestiti u okvire neobičnog ljubavnog trougla.
Roman Dejzi Gudvin, kod nas preveden kao "Lovac na bogatstvo", za svoje protagoniste uzima istorijske ličnosti i delimično potvrđena zbivanja, ali ostatak priče je izmaštan i, ruku na srce, povremeno dosta klišetiran: fizički neugledna, ali inteligentna i bezobrazno bogata devojka zapada za oko britanskom "Kazanovi".
Njegovo interesovanje je, uprkos tome što izdaleka deluje kao klasičan sindrom "lovca na bogatstvo" što je i naziv romana , iskreno i bez zadnjih namera. Međutim, buđenje prve ljubavi narušiće spektakularni dolazak "ledene kraljice", kontroverzne supruge Franca Jozefa, koja obilazi svet u potrazi za slobodom.
Naravno, navikla je da dobije sve što poželi, a ni njen novoimenovani "putovođa" u gostima ne može da odoli blistavoj, dvostruko krunisanoj zvezdi. I tu se javljaju komplikacije. Roman odlikuje filmična, uzbudljiva radnja, veoma autentičan prikaz epohe i istorijskih ličnosti koje su je krasile.
Uprkos čestoj predvidljivosti zapleta, priča vas naprosto "nosi" i teško je odložiti knjigu iz ruku. Autorka pripoveda na zanimljiv, šarolik i detaljan način, pružajući protagonistima životnost i podrobnije se baveći nekim interesantnim i važnim, a retko tematizovanim, tada popularnim aktivnostima, poput fotografskih udruženja ili izgleda lovne sezone.
Dok je Šarlot na momente zaista iritantna - skoro koliko i njen polubrat Fred u paketu sa budućom suprugom Ogastom "karakondžula" koja kao da je iskočila sa stranica Džejn Ostin , a Bej Midlton vrlo šarmantan u svojoj kolebljivosti iza "fasade" Ostrvskog lafa, ona koja zaista unosi sjaj i pometnju u priču jeste carica Sisi.
Epizodne ličnosti su takođe upečatljive, baš kao i pojedine vrlo efektno dotaknute, a zabavne epizode - poput kratkog susreta kraljice Viktorije i austrijske carice, gde isplivavaju sve razlike u odnosu prema kruni i pogledu na svet; fotografskih izložbi sa popriličnim karikiranjem britanskih manira i uštogljenosti - posebno iz perspektive ekscentričnog američkog fotografa Kaspara Hjuza; latentno edipovskog odnosa prestolonaslednika-tada tinejdžera Rudolfa, prema majci; ili naprosto opisa kaljavih londonskih ulica na kojima se začas zaglibe kočije džentlmena što hitaju u klubove na malo prepucavanja, kad je već dvoboj zabranjena "zabava".
Svi ljubitelji fine istorijske proze bez pretenzija na potpunu tačnost, a sa dobrom i doziranom romansom kao okosnicom priče, svakako će uživati u čitanju! I was initially drawn to this book because of its stunning cover. It was so beautiful, I just picked it up and wanted to read it. But unfortunately, the story didn't enchant me like the cover did The characters in this book are actually based on actual people, and some of the storyline is true, but most of it is fictitious So we have Charlotte Baird, who is a comely girl who is I was initially drawn to this book because of its stunning cover.
So we have Charlotte Baird, who is a comely girl who is about to inherit a fortune. She either has to marry, or turn 25 to gain access to it. In the meantime, her older brother, Fred is her caretaker. Her mother died in a tragic hunting accident, but not before leaving all the fortune to her daughter. After reading the Wideacre Trilogy by Philippa Gregory, and reading what a complicated business and scandal it was to leave money and property to a daughter instead of a son, I'm a bit confused why no one seems to be bothered by this detail Fred is about to marry Augusta, a woman on the verge of being too old to be a catch, yet still carries a worthy title with her name.
Both Fred and Augusta try to control and influence Charlotte in the way she acts, and who she should associate herself with, much to the annoyance of poor Charlotte. One day at a party, Charlotte meets Captain Bay Middleton, a notorious horseman, and ever more notorious womanizer.
For some reason, the two are very taken with one another, and begin courting, which Fred and Augusta immediately forbid. There could be no one worse for their dear Charlotte. He is a cad, and doesn't even have any money or title to offer. They dub him "The Fortune Hunter.
In the meantime, the Empress of Austria, Elizabeth everyone calls her Sisi has come to England to experience a hunting season. She recruits Bay as her pilot to show her around and guide her, and Bay suddenly finds himself infatuated with the Empress; indeed, he has never seen a rider quite like her, never mind that she is a woman to boot!
I'm sure you can guess the way the rest of this story goes. The story is quite predictable, but that wasn't even the worst of this book for me. None of the characters felt real to me. They all fell flat. I couldn't really identify with Charlotte, even though we are meant to sympathize with her. She really annoyed me. She started out independent and strong minded enough - then instantly falls in love with the first man that shows her a bit of attention, and completely falls apart when things don't work out right away.
I wanted to give her a great slap. Sisi was also very annoying. She was portrayed as a vain and spoiled woman. I'm not sure if that is what she was like in real life, but I know that she was very unhappy with her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph, and she fled to England to try and live a little. But in this book she would through tantrums or sulk when she didn't get her way. I didn't find that she had much chemistry with Bay; I found their love affair to be quite crigey.
The whole idea of Bay Middleton did not work for me. He is described as handsome, and I was having trouble picturing him as such considering her would tug on the ends of his mustache Beards are a completely different story, by the way! I didn't find him charming, and I struggled believing that he was truly in love with Charlotte so quickly, considering he was a womanizer before meeting her. Its not like they had a stimulating conversation, or anything in common I just didn't buy it.
The book fell flat for me, I really didn't enjoy it that much. Such a shame, because that cover really is gorgeous. flag 11 likes · Like · see review. Oct 09, MaryannC. Book Freak rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , england , favorites , romance , relationships. I decided to redo my review on this, because my first one was a quick, slap-dash affair and I want to give this more credit than I did.
I did totally enjoy this novel. Daisy Goodwin has a wonderful way with details when she writes her books, this my second novel by her and like her first one, I was enthralled with all the sumptuousness of her details.
The beautiful gowns and finery were vividly imagined, the excitement of the fox hunt, the splendour of the social gatherings of the rich and snobbi I decided to redo my review on this, because my first one was a quick, slap-dash affair and I want to give this more credit than I did. The beautiful gowns and finery were vividly imagined, the excitement of the fox hunt, the splendour of the social gatherings of the rich and snobbish were all presented wonderfully in this book!
I know this has a mixed bag of reviews, but in it's defense this book is geared to the romantic at heart, the person who roots for the heroine Charlotte, who despite the fact is an heiress is totally unspoiled by her wealth. I mentioned that I didnt care for the Empress, I was put off by her constant demanding and her worries about wrinkles and losing her beauty. I didnt feel sorry for her that she was lonely and unloved, she came across as one who got what she wanted.
Bay was a cad for so easily coming under the spell of The Empress. But without giving away anymore details, I enjoyed the time spent reading this lovely novel. I wanted more. Apr 30, Britany rated it it was ok Shelves: first-reads.
Charlotte Baird lives in London in , she's into photography and is about to make her debut in the social scene, when she meets Captain Middleton. Captain Middleton falls for the meek Charlotte, and just as suddenly, also becomes dazzled by the Empress of Austria. This makes for an awkward situation for our narrator Charlotte I didn't completely hate this one, and the fact that it is based on real characters is intriguing to me.
However, the point of view frequently changes, so it makes it Charlotte Baird lives in London in , she's into photography and is about to make her debut in the social scene, when she meets Captain Middleton. However, the point of view frequently changes, so it makes it difficult to rely on the narrator, and the writing is fair. The ending made me want to punch a few characters in the face, but hoping I can blame their actions on the times Wouldn't recommend this one unless you have nothing else to read and plenty of time on your hands flag 9 likes · Like · see review.
Aug 09, Laurel rated it really liked it. A spirited English heiress, a dashing cavalry officer and a beguiling Austrian Empress form a love triangle that on first glance may look like characters from a romance novel, but in reality are based on actual people: Charlotte Baird, Bay Middleton and Elizabeth, Empress of Austria.
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May 17, Chrissie rated it it was ok · review of another edition Shelves: audiobooks , 2-stars. Search icon An illustration of a magnifying glass. The VHS Vault. The story is quite predictable, but that wasn't even the worst of this book for me. This is a complicated love story that involves a fictional account of the lives of real life figures. What hilariously bad goodreads ads! The ending made me want to punch a few characters in the face, but hoping I can blame their actions on the timesnew topic. Content: touching over skin fade to black love scenes hints of homosexuality Casper needs a book ASAP. Want more? Her mother died in a tragic hunting accident, fortune hunter _ online dating, but not before leaving all the fortune to her daughter. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Uprkos čestoj predvidljivosti zapleta, priča vas naprosto "nosi" i teško je odložiti knjigu iz ruku.