Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1)



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 ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • 316 pages
  • Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1)
  • Marlowe Benn
  • 26 July 2018

11 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 history There are many references to the time period of the book early 1920s , and through the expressive prose, one can easily imagine standing side by side with heroine Julia Kydd Th...

  2. ☕️Kimberly says:

    This started slow but ended strong Full RTC 3.5 stars

  3. 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 around the early 1920 s when women had yet to vote I fe...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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 independence Julia is fiercely independant but doesn t really see he...

  9. 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 reviewers calling Julia feisty but she s not at all Glennis is They weren t really friends in school and only knew each other for a year and are the same age Glennis is the youngest sister of dead woman, Naomi, who s forty years old.There was some unnecessary stuff regar...

  10. Morgan Nebistinsky says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would think she would know how the political climate was changing becaus This was a slow, slow, slow burn of a novel I liked Julia, she was a fun, independent, modern 192o s woman Yet, for being modern she was woefully ignorant to the women s rights movement that was happening all around her, in England and America This was slightly unbelievable to me If your character is championing her own free will, her disinterest in getting married, and her enthusiasm for starting her own company, you would think she would know how the political climate was changing because of women like her, fighting for women to have that free agency I don t know, it just didn t fit the rest of the character s persona for her to be ignorant of such a large issue that effects her so prominently It honestly felt like it took FOREVER to...

  11. Janci says:

    One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buy One concept here struck me, only because it is a pet peeve of mine and I ve never seen an author address it I m not even sure if the author is aware of what she highlighted in this passage But it is the insistence of women for their rights without responsibility I ve seen it over and over again, and we see it here in Chapter 21 I work to suit myself, not you or anyone else That s the glory of a private press I can print what I like, how I like, without pandering to the tastes of oafish buyers like you So as liberated and free as Julia thinks she is, she still needs someone else s money, some man s money, to do her thing, with no responsibility for supp...

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