PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon


The Alchemist's Daughter

The Alchemist's Daughter Read & Download à 100 Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter During the English Age of Reason a woman cloistered since birth learns that knowledge is no substitute for experienceRaised by her father in near isolation in the English countryside Emilie Selden is trained as a brilliant natural philosopher Katharine McMahon is an excellent example of the problem I have with modern writers In reading or listening to in this case her book I found I was transported through the ailes of a book store One moment I was reading something out of historical fiction then scientific theory and then a trashy romance noveland there lies my problem I wish modern authors had enough imagination as to address sex scenes as they did in this case the 1700 s I don t mind sex in a book when I can see the necessity of it as it pertains to the story and it doesn t detract This was not accomplished in this book Is she unfamiliar with Jane Austen or even Tom Jones by Henry Fielding Do I need every sordid detail of what Wickham does to Lydia after they run off together No I have enough imagination and life expierence to tell me what they are up to and that information does nothing to move the story along Tom Jones sleeps with every woman he meets and still the reader isn t subjected to pages of description Though I can see the role sex has in this book as the main character discovers the world and passions she has never been familiar with how she is manipulated and controlled by her husband and eventually realizes she isn t loved but I do believe Katharine McMahon would be hard pressed to justify all of the details she has put into her book As I heard the lines and that was the last time I slept with my husbandI thought finally I will now step off my soap box The story itself was fairly good but I did have a hard time believing any of the characters I didn t find any of them possessed with real emotion and I couldn t feel for them in any way There was enough mystery however that I did want to finish so I could find it all out I was not dissapointed in the ending eventhough is leaves a lot of uestions unanswered It was a tale of coming full circle As far as recommending this book I wouldn t There are plenty of better written books that explore similar themes and storylines and I would seek those out instead

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The Alchemist's Daughter Read & Download à 100 Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter She is banished to London where she soon discovers she knows nothing about human nature or her own family's complicated past So begins her shocking journey to enlightenment Also available as a Random House Large Print edition and as an eBook It s strange the way some stories don t get to you This one had everything I should love in a novel an evocative setting a smart heroine an exploration of a father daughter relationship a touch of mystery and of course some romance But there s something that didn t click Maybe the lack of elegance in the prose maybe the intented to be well researched long descriptions of scientific experiments but I found I didn t care a bit about Emily s fate or about the outcome of the story The characters were unidimensional and not well crafted the father an obsessed man the daughter too na ve to be believable the husband a cheater the reverend a too much well hearted man who by the way appears and disappears from the story when the author thinks suitable and the maid a poor sinner Besides I found the story regarding Emily s mother too far fetched and with too many coincidences And unlike some reviews below I think there are no loose ends The book has a forced happy ending maybe a predictable and not well worked one though but it has a conclusion that leaves no doubt All in all I wouldn t be recommending this book don t lose your time when there are great books to be read as Du Maurier s or the Bront s

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The Alchemist's Daughter Read & Download à 100 Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter And alchemist In the spring of 1725 father and daughter embark upon their most daring alchemical experiment to date attempting to breathe life into dead matter But when Emilie against her father's wishes experiences the passion of first love I just didn t really get into this book but trudged my way through hoping it would get interesting It sounded interesting beautiful intelligent Emilie raised in seclusion by her father to be an alchemist and natural philosopher is swept off her feet by the first handsome man she sees and exiled to London where she begins her shocking journey to enlightenment However it did not live up to the blurb Emilie s character was flat and boring and she seemed to spend most of the novel wandering around in a blinkered trance feeling sorry for herself The romance was soon over once she found out her handsome lover was only after her money and property The secret of Emilie s mother wasn t all that interesting and a bit of a let down Even the alchemy wasn t very interesting as Emilie tries to bring a dead rose back to life by a process she seems to have no great passion for The ending is somewhat expected and inevitable So sorry but thumbs down from me

  • Hardcover
  • 311
  • The Alchemist's Daughter
  • Katharine McMahon
  • English
  • 13 May 2018
  • 9781615555826

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  1. says: Katharine McMahon Õ 0 Free read review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter

    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon Those of you who are Old School know about the original Legend of Zelda The first game in the Zelda franchise was epic It was badass In my personal opinion few games have been as awesome since This book is a lot like the original Legend of Zelda Unfortunately it is like all the crappy and stupid aspects of that game and none of th

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    Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon This book was a cross between literary fiction and bodice ripper romance Katharine McMahon seems to be sitting over the fence not uite sure wh

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon Katharine McMahon is an excellent example of the problem I have with modern writers In reading or listening to in this case her book I

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    review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon Katharine McMahon Õ 0 Free read PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon I just didn't really get into this book but trudged my way through hoping it would get interesting It sounded int

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    Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter Katharine McMahon Õ 0 Free read review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon I have read a LOT of negative reviews about this book and I really don't get it I must have horrible taste then because I absolutely LOVED it Written on Feb 24 2009 at 0929PM Read the Dutch translation

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon It is rare for me to say this about a book but I did not like this book It was disappointing and not at all satisfying I'm not sure what I expected perhaps for it to be a bit like the conservative 19th century Engl

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter I read halfway through this book one evening but then it didn't seem worth finishing The plot description made it sound like an intelligent book about an intelligent woman livinglearning at the time of Isaac Newton But the book wasn't smart and neither was the main character The author latched onto one concept i

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon Read & Download The Alchemist's Daughter A good read nice gothic feel to it though I felt that it built to something that never really arrived

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    review ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Katharine McMahon PDF DOWNLOAD [The Alchemist's Daughter] AUTHOR Katharine McMahon It's strange the way some stories don't get to you This one had everything I should love in a novel an evocative setting a smart heroine an exploration of a father daughter relationship a touch of mystery and of course some

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