Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1)

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  • 07 June 2018

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Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1) In 1920s New York, the price of a woman s independence can be exorbitant even fatal In 1924 Manhattan, women s suffrage is old news For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life s too short for politics With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own new private press But as a woman, Julia must fight for what s hers including the inheritance her estranged half brother, Philip, has challenged, putting her aspirations in jeopardy.When her friend s sister, Naomi Rankin, dies suddenly of an apparent suicide, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family s indifference toward the ardent suffragist s death Naomi chose poverty and hardship over a submissive marriage and a husband s control of her money Now, her death suggests the struggle wasthan she could bear.Julia, however, is skeptical Doubtful of her suspicions, Philip proposes a glib wager if Julia can prove Naomi was in fact murdered, he ll drop his claims to her wealth Julia soon discovers Naomi s life was as turbulent and enigmatic as her death And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there s muchat stake than her inheritance Best Read Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1) [ By ] Marlowe Benn [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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12 thoughts on “Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1)

  1. Dee Arr says:

    Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk Author Marlowe Benn book, Relative Fortunes, is a breath of fresh air amid the countless books that hit the market on a daily basis While I hesitated, deliberating between this and a few other Kindle First books, I eventually chose this as my second choice of the month Happily, it is the better of the two reads.Ms Benn displays a wonderful talent for stringing the right words together, and the novel is an endless stream of descriptive passages Add to that the distinct characters that walk throughout the pages and you have something special The book is listed in both the Historical Fiction and Mystery rankings, both apt descriptions of the story The author s writing style easily place it in the historical fiction category This is not merely a tale placed at a certain time in histo...

  2. Karen Levay says:

    I gave this three stars because for about the first half of the book I thought this book would never get going and almost stopped reading it But eventually I got caught up in the story I ll probably read future books of the series now that the probable recurring characters have been established.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I m giving it a 3 because it frustrated me so much I wanted to hearof the beginnings of the Equal Rights Amendment and all the other social injustices that were brought up I had no picture in my mind of what the main...

  4. ☕️Kimberly says:

    This started slow but ended strong Full RTC 3.5 stars

  5. Brian says:

    In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered around the early 1920 s when women had yet to vote I felt as though the book was a bit plodding at times but ov In Relative Fortunes, we meet Julia Kydd, a woman who is just shy of 25 but wise beyond her years Julia encounters an acquaintance named Glennis who discovers her progressive sister has died..supposedly under some rather mysterious circumstances Despite Julia s hesitation, she soon becomes engrossed in a very complicated plot The book was very historically accurate it was centered ar...

  6. Jenni says:

    Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved Set in Manhattan in a time of suffragists and prohibition, bootleggers and soap box orators, Julia Kydd, a bibliophile and modern woman, finds herself in a situation that requires her to solve the mystery concerning the suspicious death of her friend s sister As she delves into Naomi s life and death, she sees parallels between her situation in which her estranged brother controls her fortune, and Naomi s, whose brother forced her into dire circumstances by controlling her inheritance I loved that the author never preached about the issues and lets the readers draw their own conclusions while providing a clear view of the issues of the time Women have been tortured and suffered in order to get the vote A new type of modern woman is envisioned, a woman with independence and free will in all areas of her life This type of woman is still ...

  7. Jamie says:

    Thank you Little Bird Publicity andPublishing for the free book.Julia is about to lose her inheritance due to a stipulation in her father s will Her brother offers her a deal she can t refuse He tells her that if she can prove that a local suffragette s death was a murder, and not a suicide, he will give her back her share of the inheritance Thus begins Julia Kydd s investigation into what happened to Naomi Rankin.I will preface this review with the fact that I am not much of a histor Thank you Little Bird Publicity andPublishing for the free book.Julia is about to lose her inheritance due to a stipulation in her father s will Her brother offers her a deal she can t refuse He tells her that if she can prove that a local suffragette s death was a murder, and not a suicide, he will give her back her share of the inheritance Thus begins Julia Kydd s investigation into what happened to Naomi Rankin.I will preface this review with the fact that I am not much of a historical fiction reader That being said, I adored this book I loved the swankiness of it I enjoyed the verbiage and I thought that the writing flowed effortlessly Julia Kydd and her naive yet endearing fri...

  8. Dana Kashubeck says:

    I could not put this book down Especially at the end The characters were wonderful and even though I totally thought I knew what had happened, there were twists that I totally did not see coming I cannot wait to see what Julia gets into next

  9. Marlene says:

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe title of this one is certainly a play on the words relative and fortunes and just how they relate to each other with a heaping helping of the corruption of the old saying about where there s a will, there s a way not that that doesn t also apply.But in the case of this story, the version of that cliche that I m thinking of is the one that goes, where there s a will, there s a relative or even a bunch of relatives, all with their hands out for Originally published at Reading RealityThe title of this one is certainly a play on the words relative and fortunes and just how they relate to each other with a heaping helping of the corruption of the old saying about where there s a will, there s a way not that that doesn t also apply.But in the case of this story, the version of that cliche that I m thinking of is the one that goes, where there s a will, there s a relative or even a bunch of relatives, all with their hands out for a piece of the estate no matter how small.The beginning of this story involves two different wills in two different families involving two very much alive female legatees At least until things go completely pear shaped.And if you are reading this while female, the number of times that the males in this story control their female siblings money and their very lives, supposedly for their own good, w...

  10. Marjorie says:

    Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthd Very much a story of two halves this one One half was engrossing and atmospheric and the other was disjointed and felt very thrown together and almost bolted on to the tale First off, the good bit Julia s life has been rather charmed, admittedly she has lost both her father and her mother but she has enough wealth to live her own life and is even dabbling in her own printing imprint Capriole is very much a dabble at this point in time, no matter what Julia seems to think As her 25th Birthday approaches she has to return to the States as her half brother is disputing that she is entitled to the money left her under her father s will and she desperately needs to salvage her route to independenc...

  11. Ryley (Ryley Reads) says:

    DNFThis was a book I was so excited to get into 1920s Manhattan, the suffrage movement, it all sounded right up my alley Unfortunately, the execution was a little lacking for my tastes and I had to DNF this one.Thanks so much to Little Bird Publicity for sending me an eARC for an honest review As always, all opinions are my own.This book follows Julia Kydd, a young woman who returns to New York after the death of her estranged father and the contestation of his will by her half brother, Phil DNFThis was a book I was so excited to get into 1920s Manhattan, the suffrage movement, it all sounded right up my alley Unfortunately, the execution was a little lacking for my tastes and I had to DNF this one.Thanks so much to Little Bird Publicity for sending me an eARC for an honest review As always, all opinions are my own.This book follows Julia Kydd, a young woman who returns to New York after the death of her estranged father and the contestation of his will by her half brother, Phillip While visiting, one of her friend s sisters, Naomi, is found dead An outspoken activist of women s suffrage, Naomi hadthan one target on her back However, when the death is ruled a suicide, Julia isn t convinced Apparently, part of the plot...

  12. BRNTerri says:

    Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite Julia s a couple weeks away from turning twenty five She s been living in England for the past five years and has a married boyfriend, David, there We didn t get much background on her The info we got on her ex boyfriend was pointless and did nothing for the story I m not sure what to make of her She was likely motivated to investigate the death of Naomi so she could get her inheritanceso than to find out the truth.I like her old school acquaintance, Glennis Rankin She s the opposite of Julia in personality I ve read review...