Zipporah ClaveringWhen Zipporah Ransome set out for Eversleigh Court, her family s ancestral home, she was a sensible, predictable person Married to a man she had known since childhood, Zipporah was satisfied with her quiet life, happy to put behind her the legacy of scandal that had long stained her heritage Only in answer to an old man s desperate plea did she journey to a house rife with memories, with malice even, perhaps, with dangerBut when she departed Eversleigh, Zipporah was a different woman Caught in a widening web of menace and manipulation, she was forced to rise to the challenge of those working against her And something had changed for Zipporah she had fallen in love with a handsome stranger she might never see again, but whose presence would dominate her future and her fortunes powerfully than she could ever have imagined


10 thoughts on “The Adulteress

  1. V H V H says:

    I didn t actually read the back cover of this book until I had finished reading the book I had never heard of the author of the book before, and I picked it up at the library only because I thought the title sounded exciting.Zipporah get s invited to Everleigh by a distant relative, and learns that this relative, Uncle Carl, has a special relationship with his much younger housekeeper Jessie Zipporah can sense there is somethinggoing on there and decides to find out what it is While Z I didn t actually read the back cover of this book until I had finished reading the book I had never heard of the author of the book before, and I picked it up at the library only because I thought the title sounded exciting.Zipporah get s invited to Everleigh by a distant relative, and learns that this relative, Uncle Carl, has a special relationship with his much younger housekeeper Jessie Zipporah can sense there is somethinggoing on there and decides to find out what it is While Zipporah is at Eversleigh she also meets a very charming French gentleman, whom she after only a short while have an affair with After being with the Frenchman Zipporah also get s pregnant for the first time.I m very much against cheating, and I can t really forgive Zipporah for cheating on her husband with the French guy, but I can kind of understand the way she acts afterwards I also enjoyed reading about the other characters, although some of them annoyed me, the way they would have annoyed me if they were real.My favorite part of the book was the parts with Uncle Dave in them He was a really interesting character I also liked the parts with Jessie, as I wanted to know what she would come up with.Several times during the book it kind of felt like the book could have just ended at that point and it wouldn t really have mattered, but I m glad it didn t There were new people and plots woven into the story all the time, in a way that made itexciting and also made me wonder how it all would end.This book is actually the ninth novel in a series called Daughters of England I didn t know this when I started reading Maybe I would have known a little bitabout some of the characters in the book if I had read the other books in the series, but I honestly didn t feel like any information or anything was missing from the book when I read it It was perfectly fine to read on it s own.This is not the kind of book I would normally read It wasn t a great book, but it was okay I don t feel like I need or want to read the other books in the series, but at the same time if I got one of them I wouldn t mind reading it


  2. Debbie Debbie says:

    Tedious Annoying Cliche I skipped the middle of the book and had to force myself to finish it As soon as she had the affair I knew it would be used against her, this book was about 500 pages too long I usually love historical fiction, but I had a very hard time liking Zippora, in fact I found her weak and selfish The only thing that kept me awake with this book was my annoyance with her Otherwise a big YAWN.


  3. CLAUDIO ARAYA CLAUDIO ARAYA says:

    La AdulteraNovela rom ntica cuya mayor atracci n es su t tulo,sin embargo esta muy bien escrita por que la autora entremezcla con mucha inteligencia lugares,personajes y conductas de los mismos.Estimo que a las mujeres les debe gustar por los diversos coloquios amorosos.Gusta por ser una novela activa sin muchas descripciones de personajes y lugares y estim que ah est el m rito de la autora


  4. Megan Megan says:

    Let me begin with how much I adore Victoria Holt aka Mrs Carr I haven t read her books in a decade so when I found this picked it up immediately I love her books the settings, the character development, etc This one was a little slower than I like but was so well developed I had no idea was part of a series so will look for the others now.


  5. Becky Becky says:

    Part of a series of mother to daughter generations stories telling the history of England from Henry VIII to WW II Fabulous to read them all in order Each one is a gem each is surprising and well written A bit guilt ridden but still a good read about this time in history.


  6. Janet Janet says:

    I didn t really understand Zipporah What a name when she had such a sweet husband at home Dickon That being said, the story is full of intrigue and interesting details, and how she managed her gulty conscience.


  7. Jo Jo says:

    This wasn t one of my favorites in the series Not when I first read them and not now I just could not connect with Zipporah And by golly I hated Dickon What an evil little monster I know that he is in the next book too so I am not looking forward to that.


  8. Marlene Marlene says:

    I loved reading all of these Daughters of England series Wish I had read them in order but with the genealogy chart at the front of the book it s not hard to figure out what time frame it is in.


  9. Gary Branson Gary Branson says:

    A bit slower than the others in the series, plot seemed to meander Surprising ending, did not see it coming at all Villain was well developed Looking forward to the next in the series.


  10. Vmontgzz Vmontgzz says:

    Me pareci bastante repetitivo y algo aburrido.