(E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly

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Bethlehem review ↠ 0 With the atmospheric storytelling of Kate Morton and Lisa Wingate Karen Kelly weaves a shattering debut about two intertwined families and the secrets that they buried during the gilded glory days of Bethlehem PAA young woman arrives at the grand ancestral h. Bethlehem is a carefully written touching and moving family saga that takes a different approach here to those buried family secrets The story explores temptation regret cost of carrying those secrets and how it changes the people who doThings start off slow here or better described as uietly as we see the relationships between the characters develop and get a strong sense of how they care for each other It takes some patience here and comes at risk here with reviewers as we are often rushed to get to the long list of titles we have However my Traveling Sisters warned me and I waited to start this one when I could give it the focus it needs What seems as a simple story develops into a complex story and there is a lot of depth to this one Once the layers are placed the pace starts to pick up and the story becomes uite interesting There are two timelines and stories going on here with our main characters and I found one to be much stronger than the other and at times the weaker one added some weight to the story However I really enjoyed how it all came together and thought it was brilliantly done There is a lot to think about and discuss with this one and it really lead to a great discussion among the Traveling Sisters who read this one I highly recommend for group reads especially when they are read over a longer period of time and some focus can be given to itI received a copy from the publisher on NetGalley

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Bethlehem review ↠ 0 Ome of her husband’s family hoping to fortify her cracking marriage But what she finds is not what she expected tragedy haunts the hallways whispering of heartache and a past she never knew existedInspired by the true titans of the steel boom era Bethlehem. I was offered this widget many months ago from one of my favorite publishers St Martin s Press Otherwise it wouldn t have caught my eye to procure for a read Still I accepted the option to read it and it languished on my Want to Read shelf waiting for its turn in publishing date order In the meantime I d read lukewarm to failing reviews already building up a resistance in my mind to reading it However as I delved into it with trepidation the pages gently turned in a uiet fashion and I exhaled in relief knowing I was in for a decent readThe story is told in dueling timelines of the early 1920 s and 1960 s weaving together the history and secrets of a wealthy family The locale is Bethlehem Pennsylvania at a grand and imposing mansion called Brynmor It borders a cemetery where a mysterious tiny gravestone marked Baby Hayes provides a poignant distraction throughout the book The family s wealth derived from the Bethlehem Steel Company It s 1962 and in the wake of his father s passing Frank Collier has taken the reigns of the Bethlehem Steel Company His new work responsibilities have taken him away on business trips leaving his wife Joanna and young children Daisy and Charlie by themselves Frank resolves that his young family should move into the massive edifice Brynmor since his mother Susannah and grandmother Helen are now by themselves in the mansion It makes sense for his loved ones to live together in the mansion but Joanna feels adrift and marginalized in a space that s not her own It s not her chosen decorations like she had in their own modest home and she s certainly not used to servants On Joanna s first day exploring the property she happened upon an old eccentric woman called Doe who spoke of grandmother Helen as if she was a dear sister and not an employer Doe and her husband Nico handled the maintenance of the cemetery that adjoined the Brynmor property and now her grandson Daniel had taken over the brunt of the hard work On that first day when Joanna s children noticed the Baby Hayes grave Doe immediately changed the subject As often is the case with lovers of historical fiction I preferred the chapters from the 1920 s where the groundwork of the story was built The glamour and privilege of debutante coming of age balls delicious details of luxurious gowns hairstyles etc was a pleasure to read The recounting of the lives from childhood to the present with their lovers angst and inconvenient loyalties provided the tension leading up to the mystery of the unidentified baby It wasn t difficult figuring out the identity of this baby about halfway through the book but this didn t take anything away from my interest in having the story deliciously unfold This isn t a story that scooped me up on an exciting ride but is of what I call a gentle read that was neither a frenetic page turner nor a worthless bore but simply a good readThank you to St Martin s Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley

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Bethlehem review ↠ 0 Is a story of temptation and regret a story of secrets and the cost of keeping them a story of forgiveness It is the story of two complex women thrown together in the name of family who in coming to understand each other come finally to understand themselve. Thanks to St Martin s Press for a widget of this book via Netgalley Happy Pub Day A family drama Bethlehem follows Joanna a young mother of two and wife to a man whose family has made their riches from steel and her mother in law Susannah in the 1920 s Similar to other women s fiction this book explores the bonds between mothers and daughters and the trials and triumphs of marriage I don t want to say about the plot because any hint could be too spoilerish I felt it did take awhile before I was really interested in the storyline and up until 51% of the book had to happen before securing this story in the 3 range But that book cover is definitely a 10 Publication Date 090719Posted on Goodreads 060219


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  1. says: (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly

    review Bethlehem free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters 35 stars rounded upI first want to say that I have not been on here for six weeks due to severe migraines and I am behind on all of my reviews I am finally back I wasn't able to read at all I am so happy that they went awayBethlehem is a story of temptation and regret a story of secrets and the cost of keeping them a story of forgiveness It also is about family life sacrifice and lots of love in different forms I really struggl

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    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly review Bethlehem It takes some perseverance to get to the heart of the story because there are so many characters to remember with their formal names and their nicknames There is also the background information with a bit of the history of Bethlehem and the steel industry thrown into the mix But I think it can be misleading to see this as a historical novel since the story could really take place anywhere It is the relationships between the women mothers d

  3. says: (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly

    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters review Bethlehem Bethlehem is a carefully written touching and moving family saga that takes a different approach here to those buried family secrets The story explores temptation regret cost of carrying those secrets and how it changes the people who doThings start off slow here or better described as uietly as we see the relationships be

  4. says: review Bethlehem (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly

    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly I was offered this widget many months ago from one of my favorite publishers St Martin's Press Otherwise it wouldn't have caught my eye to procure for a read Still I accepted the option to read it and it languished on my Want to Read shelf waiting for its turn in publishing date order In the meantime I'd read lukewarm to failing reviews already building up a resistance in my mind to reading it However as I delved into it with trep

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    review Bethlehem Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly At 46% this will be a dnf for me Slow moving and not much happening I expected something different of a reflection on the time and place but it was a family saga that I would categorize as women’s fiction If you’re considering this one you should read the reviews of those who finished it for a fuller perspective No rating since I didn’t read it all Thanks to St Martin’s Press for the opportunity through NetGall

  6. says: review Bethlehem free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters

    free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly You must do the thing you think you cannot do Eleanor RooseveltKaren Kelly presents a budding novel that arrives o

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    free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly Bethlehem is a saga about two families during the heydays of Bethlehem Steel Beginning in 1918 and taking us upthrough 1962 the book covers the Colliers the family of the Chief engineer and the Parrishes the family of the president I will admit to struggling at the beginning with all the various children and trying to keep them straight This ranks as women’s fiction than historical I expected there to be about Bethlehe

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    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters review Bethlehem Joanna Collier is the mother of two young children and married to Frank an engineer working for his family’s businessBethlehem St

  9. says: review Bethlehem Karen Kelly ñ 0 characters free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly

    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly Thanks to St Martin's Press for a widget of this book via Netgalley Happy Pub Day A family drama Bethlehem follows

  10. says: review Bethlehem (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ñ Karen Kelly

    (E–pub) Bethlehem author Karen Kelly I want to thank NetGalley for providing an advanced digital copy of this bookI don't always read historical fiction but when I do I usually en

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