An intriguing and well written tale which I found a little slow but nevertheless a good read A sweet sad book about a sweet sad life It isn t perfect I felt the timeframe would have been better placed during World War 2 rather than 1 but there are some lovely scenes in Coney Island as seen by a bewitched outsider and some sadly accurate scenes showing the jealousy of women to an outsider Three and a half really This book has a wonderful opening A week before
killed her Beatrice told them about the dead birds This is most unusual book juxtaposing Beatrice s life as a wife left behind by the
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First World War In A World War in a Lancashire village with her earlier life growing up with her dysfunctional family in Normal Illinois followed by young adulthood in Brooklyn and among the fairground life of Coney Island This is a story about secrets and it s Beatrice s biggest secret such an unusual one that finally leads to her demise All the settings of the book are real and vibrant the nitting war wives in Ang. It is January 1914 and Jonathan Crane returns home from his travels with a new American bride former Coney Island showgirl Beatrice In the remote *Lancashire village Beatrice is the focus of attention the men captivated by her beauty the women initially charmed *village Beatrice is the focus of attention the men captivated by her beauty the women initially charmed tales of her upbringing in Normal Illi.
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story about former showgirl Beatrice is much substantial than the shapely female legs and lush velvet onabout former showgirl Beatrice is much substantial than the shapely female legs and lush velvet on book s cover would suggest Janette Jenkins imaginatively weaves togethe This book eneded in such a bad way gr An interesting story seesawing between the main character s life growing up in the US and then her new life as wife to an Englishman in Anglezarke The story was uite slow but there were enough surprises to eep it rolling and I was hooked and investedAs all the men leave for war and casualties mount all the emotions become entwined in the book and it became darker and sadder My only criticism was the last few pages Not a great fan of the ending *but the chapter had me totally gripped *the chapter prior had me totally gripped emotionally involved 35 stars really I liked all the parts of the story that were set in America and I had a feeling early on about how Beatrice ended up being the Angel of BrooklynInteresting read if your looking for something a bit differen. E left behind and as the years pass and their resentment grows Beatrice's secret proves to be her undoingBeautifully observed tragic funny and so evocative that you can taste the candy floss at Coney Island and feel the chill of wartime England Angel of Brooklyn is an extraordinary heartbreaking story. Lezarke Lancashire with all their suspicions about foreigners the brashness and friendliness of alien Coney Island the
Methodist Hotel In Brooklyn And The Wonderfulhotel in Brooklyn and the wonderful upbringing with her taxidermist father and trainee preacher brother I must say I found the structure a bit of a challenge the Lancashire narrative alternates with the back *story and some chapters are just a series of flashes some funny some telling some heartbreaking Yes I think * and some chapters are just a series of flashes some funny some telling some heartbreaking Yes I think enjoyed it and I d recommend it to those of you who don t mind the slightly unusual structure think I m ready for a young adult simple read for my next one though I really liked this book until the last few pages which completely the rest of the story for me I found this book to be wonderfully evocative of a by gone era The Coney Island depicted was so real that I was easily transported there The same with war time little England complete with the xenophobia Additionally brought out so well I think was the transformation that is capable within each of us to do. Nois with her father an amateur taxidermist and her brother a preacher although she will take the story of how she became the Angel of Brooklyn to her graveBut when the men head off to fight in the Great War the glamorous newcomer slowly becomes an object of suspicion and jealousy for the women who ar.