REVIEW Ï Decorum by Kaaren Christopherson


10 thoughts on “Decorum by Kaaren Christopherson

  1. says:

    A thoroughly engaging Gilded Age story I found the characters to be flawed just enough to be authentic; with delightfully bad baddies and sometimes slap able goodies The plot complications kept me locked in and the sisterhood and insight of the final chapters were surprisingly moving Sort of an anti romance novelThe chapter headin

  2. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for this readThis was really a tedious novel for me I'd say I enjoyed about 16 of the book but kept going because at each point I was about to set it aside something would happe

  3. says:

    A fantastically engaging book with everything you need for a really good read probably best summed up as the American Downton Abbey meets Jane Austen It starts a little slowly but when it gets going it really is difficult to put dow

  4. says:

    A free digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewDecorum follows wealthy New York socialite Francesca Lund and new money Irish immigrant Connor O’Casey as they navigate the difficult waters of late 19th century society Against this backdrop a relationship between Francesca and Connor blooms but this is compromised by their different circumstances and societ

  5. says:

    The scene is New York 1890 and the glitz and glamor of the time and setting are the backdrop for this novel about Frankie who is a young heiress who tragically finds herself alone in the world Frankie is a complex woman who thinks she knows

  6. says:

    After the first few pages I was thinking about putting this one bag in the bag for the library But I had heard it was good so I read on I sensed something about the main character One of the things I love to read about are women who look at their current society and see if as not enough Back in 1888 I am sure uite a few women say it this way At least in the US by this time a wealthy woman had the right to hold onto her

  7. says:

    I'm biased I know and like the authorAs the coordinator for adult events at my library I had Kaaren pronounced KARN give a

  8. says:

    Wow great first book effort Connor Blanche and Vinnie and even Edmund were realized and sympathetic Francesca not so much Best parts were the descriptions of New York of yesteryear albeit the white rich part Throwaway references to “freed

  9. says:

    I didn't connect with these characters at all and the Victorians were God fearing than this cast of people At a few points I was go

  10. says:

    Average historical fiction very predictable

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Decorum by Kaaren Christopherson

Kaaren Christopherson's brilliantly observed novel captures the glamour and grit of one of the world's most dazzling cities during one of its most tumultuous eras as seen through the eyes of a singularly captivating heroineIn s New York beautiful wealthy Francesca Lund is an intriguing prospect for worthy suitors and fortune hunters alike Recently orphaned she copes by working with the poor in the city's settlement movement But a young woman of means can't shun society for long and Francesca's long standing acuaintance with dashing Edmund Tracey eventually leads to engagement Yet her sheltered upbringing doesn't blind her to the indiscretions of the well to doAmong the fashionable circle that gathers around her ther A thoroughly engaging Gilded Age story I found the characters to be flawed just enough to be authentic with delightfully bad baddies and sometimes slap able goodies The plot complications kept me locked in and the sisterhood and insight of the final chapters were surprisingly moving Sort of an anti romance novelThe chapter headings all lessons from a 19th century book on Decorum were erudite and sometimes uite timely Persons who enter society with the intention of producing an effect and of being distinguished however clever they may be are never agreeable They are always tiresome and often ridiculousThey thrust themselves into conversations indulge in continual anecdotes which are varied only by dull disuisitions and listen to others with impatience and heedlessness and are angry that they seem to be attending to themselves Such persons go through scenes of pleasure enjoying nothing They are eually disagreeable to themselves and others IndeedDefinitely recommended

REVIEW Decorum by Kaaren Christopherson

E are mistresses scandals and gentlemen of ruthless ambition And there is Connor O'Casey an entirely new kind of New Yorker A self made millionaire of Irish stock Connor wants than riches He wants to create a legacy in the form of a luxury Madison Avenue hotel and he wants Francesca by his side as he does it In a uest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men but between convention and her own emerging self relianceRules Of DecorumA gentleman should not be presented to a lady without her permission being previously asked and granted This formality is not necessary between men alone but still you should not present After the first few pages I was thinking about putting this one bag in the bag for the library But I had heard it was good so I read on I sensed something about the main character One of the things I love to read about are women who look at their current society and see if as not enough Back in 1888 I am sure uite a few women say it this way At least in the US by this time a wealthy woman had the right to hold onto her own wealth rather than basically leave it to the menfolk so they did not have to worry their pretty little heads The characters definitely evolve in this book Almost all of them And the writer seems to understand what was and was not acceptable in society Women today are no less torn between what is the current social norm and what they really want to do It is of course true that we now have many rights but unfortunately some of the abuse is still present Luckily there are jobs available for women than the setting of this book I tend to be drawn to period books any and all historical times So the snippets on what was proper behavior at this time were interesting to me The friendships that evolve are also a bit shocking given circumstances and timeframe but again that is part of the interest for me Just a good read Although Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding legacy in the form of a Love is Blind luxury Madison Avenue hotel and he wants Francesca by his side as he does it In a uest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men but between convention and her own emerging self relianceRules Of DecorumA gentleman should not be presented to a Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia lady without her permission being previously asked and granted This formality is not necessary between men alone but still you should not present After the first few pages I was thinking about putting this one bag in the bag for the Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch library But I had heard it was good so I read on I sensed something about the main character One of the things I Catching Fire look at their current society and see if as not enough Back in 1888 I am sure uite a few women say it this way At The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) least in the US by this time a wealthy woman had the right to hold onto her own wealth rather than basically The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, leave it to the menfolk so they did not have to worry their pretty Incubus little heads The characters definitely evolve in this book Almost all of them And the writer seems to understand what was and was not acceptable in society Women today are no The Sharpe Companion The Early Years less torn between what is the current social norm and what they really want to do It is of course true that we now have many rights but unfortunately some of the abuse is still present Luckily there are jobs available for women than the setting of this book I tend to be drawn to period books any and all historical times So the snippets on what was proper behavior at this time were interesting to me The friendships that evolve are also a bit shocking given circumstances and timeframe but again that is part of the interest for me Just a good read Although

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About the Author: Kaaren Christopherson

Kaaren Christopherson is the author of Decorum—a novel about Gilded Age New York—that began taking form in during a course on writing historical fiction From that moment Connor O’Casey who had been rattling around in her brain for months finally appeared one night and said “All right woman Here I am What are you going to do about my story” So she began to put his words on paper and.