Review of The Girl Behind The Fan by Stella Knightly

Friday, 19 July 2013

Review of The Girl Behind The Fan by Stella Knightly

About The Girl Behind the Fan -

Hurt and confused by the sudden end of her strange love affair with Venetian millionaire Marco Donato, Sarah Thomson is persuaded to take her bruised heart to Paris by her ex-boyfriend Steven, who is hoping for a reconciliation.
While she and Steven rekindle their psychologically and sexually tortured relationship, Sarah tries to forget her yearning for Marco by throwing herself into a new project: a study of the life of notorious nineteenth-century courtesan, Augustine Levert, whose sensual charms parted many a man from his fortune.
But when her life begins to parallel Augustine's story, Sarah realises she will never erase Marco from her heart.
Faced with a choice between safety and overwhelming passion, will both women make the right decision?
After I had read the first book in the Hidden Women Series I could not wait to see what happens next in the series. This book is an amazing book to read, If you like Sylvia Day then you will love Stella Knightley.
Just like in the last book the book is split into two different point of view and also two different time periods. The first point of view is Augustine Levert and the time period she was in which was 1800's which follows her story about how she build herself up in the world from her poor and dreadful life. It covers many of the important parts, these were what made her who she is to that day but also how she become the smart and worked hard for the life she got.
The second point of view is set in Sarah Thomson's point of view that is in the time period that is set in the present time and going over events that have happened to her in the past year before it goes back to the present time. In the last book Sarah was researching about a 18th century woman called Luciana Giordano for her thesis but this time she is researching for a film. The subject this time being Augustine Levert, she again find herself drawn in the this interesting woman's world as she uncovers some of her life and the places that she was from.
Even though this book jumps from one point of view to the next it is clear on who's point of view your reading, reading about two different period's in time is very interesting as these both women are totally different. From their clothes, to their love life's and to their time periods but their is one thing that they have in common and that is that they both have worked very hard to get to the stages in their lives. You can tell this from read the book as it explains their pasts and also their present.
My favourite character would have to be both Sarah and Augustine as they are both different but you can like them from the first page of their stories. They both have had to work hard to get to this point in their lives and they would fight to make sure it stays that way.
If I had to sum up this book in three words they would be Thrilling, Sexy and Entertaining. This book has themes of sex in it but that just makes the book even more exciting to read as it is entertaining and thrilling to read the stories of the lives that these two women have had.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Sylvia Day and E L James, as you will not be able to put it down.
Thank you to the people at Hodder & Stoughton for sending me a copy.
The review of the First Hidden Women book is:-
The third book in the Hidden Women Series is out on August the 8th 2013.
About The Girl Behind The Curtain -                                    

Sarah Thomson and Marco Donato's complicated love affair continues - their passion is a deep one but both have been badly hurt before and are wary of exposing their vulnerabilities to the other.

Meanwhile, Sarah begins to research a new subject . . .

It's the Roaring Twenties and Katherine Hazleton is determined to be a star. Escaping her rigid upbringing in the Home Counties, she travels to Weimar Berlin, getting a job as a wardrobe girl at Max Reinhardt's theatre. One of the theatre's stars is a young Marlene Dietrich. Inspired, Katherine decides to reinvent herself as Kitty Katkin. Writing her own bawdy songs to accompany her risqué dance routines, Kitty is soon a sensation. She is in love with Berlin and her handsome musician lover, Josef. But Germany is about to change.

Will Kitty and Sarah find the love they truly deserve?
Another day, another book,
Sophie Kate <3

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