A Constant Heart

A Constant HeartThis was my first Siri Mitchell book I d seen her name numerous times and wanted to give her a try.The book was really interesting to me while the characters were frustrating at times WHY could that girl not mature a little faster and WHY was her husband so stubborn the setting and historical details were spot on.I d recommend this book to anyone interested in the Elizabethan era, and I d also recommend it to any teachers out there who teach Shakespeare. This book went around in circles Lytham and Marget blamed each other for their own issues, then reassured each other of their love, then acted out in jealous anger, then reassured each other of their love, then didn t listen to each other s opinions about the Queen, then reassured each other of their loveand on and on I was very frustrated with the two main characters throughout the majority of the book It was only made worse by the constant switching between point of view after every paragraph or two , and this also made it fairly confusing.However, I loved the historical detail and it was interesting to read about life as a courtier in the Elizabethan era In addition, I found that the theme of not conforming to society s standards was emphasized on in a pretty powerful way, through the painting of noblewomen s faces In order to be accepted in court they had to paint their faces to be as pale as possible, like the Queen, but their beauty methods only led to severe health problems and ironically aging and greying of the skin This is not a light read I actually felt pretty sad after reading this because it was just one heartbreak after the other for Marget and Lytham , and I had to push through to finish this The historical detail was the best part for me. Best EPub, A Constant Heart Author Siri Mitchell This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book A Constant Heart, Essay By Siri Mitchell Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You I love a pure and endearing love story And call me strange, but I love a love story where two people are thrust into a marriage they don t want and falling in love despite that fact.I was skeptical about A Constant Heart when I started it I wasn t sure if the premise could hold up a 380 page book Love and beauty being a curse Would it drag I am so thrilled to say, I was blown away This novel evoked so many different emotions in me Fear, love, anger, sympathy I learned so much about 16th century English royalty and the dynamics that played so strongly in those people s lives none of them good Love was a forbidden emotion, one that could mean the difference between keeping and losing one s head About half way through the book I wasn t sure what the ending was going to bring and it took all my strength not to peek What was going to happen to the characters and would the ending be satisfactory It made for a past paced, high emotional impact story.While certainly not a story filled with action and mystery, it is a sweet love story that must conquer impossible odds I think that is why I loved this novel so much Two people that must decide between pleasing everyone around them or finding the love they long for in each other A beautiful story that intrigued me from beginning to end Siri Mitchell has found a new fan Lord Lytham has no wish to marry again Because of his first wife s behaviour, he does not trust women any But he needs a wife Or better, he needs a wife s dowry to regain his family s home, and a wife s help to win the Queen s favour So when a merchant offers him his daughter, Marget, the Earl thinks he can easily achieve his purposes by marrying the girl But he has not considered Marget s beautyHow would you describe a book that you loved in the beginning and almost hated in the end I was not able to find a specific word or definition to describe this book I only know that I liked a lot the first half I found that it was extremely engaging and could not put it down , and that I disliked the second half it was boring, uneventful and I thought than once that probably it was not worth finishing At first I was sure I had found a great book, one of those that you keep in your heart forever It had all the elements I love about books Suspense, mystery, a marriage of convenience that slowly turns into a marriage of love, interesting characters and a stunning setting Queen Elizabeth I era in this case I did not like the hero in the first chapters because he acted like a silly man, despising the heroine because she reminded him of his first wife But I was starting to understand his behaviour and actually I was about to really like him, when all of a sudden the story changed for the worse Meaning that it started to be repetitive and quite boring Lytham was literally obsessed with the Queen and he basically mentioned her every single page I cannot believe how Marget put up with him I appreciated all the details that the author added to the story, because it gave me the chance to learn many things I did not know about the life at court in the late 1500s And I liked to see what was like to be a courtier during that time period though there were some things I really could not stand Like the fact that a courtier could not show his love for his wife at court because he had to love Her Majesty only But even that part became quite annoying and tedious in the second part of the book It was always the Queen, the Queen, and the Queen How to please her, how to gain her favour And I hated that Lytham often forgot that he had a wife Sometimes he left her alone for months Even when she most needed him.The love between Lytham and Marget had all the traits of a great one, if one does not think about all the misunderstandings and bad decisions they both makes throughout the whole book But there were some parts that made me wonder if that was the right term to define their relationship Is it true love when your husband prefers to spend his nights at court while you are all alone in a cold house somewhere in England Is it true love when a wife has to sacrifice herself for her husband s success I know that things worked differently in the sixteenth century, but there were too many aspects of that kind of life that bothered me Especially because the protagonists did not do anything to change some things, or at least to prove each other their love They only did it after a hundred of misunderstandings, and after a while I was tired of reading about that.Despite my negative comments, I do not think it would be fair to give this book a very low rating because as I said, the first half was great and there were some moments I truly liked But at the same time, I cannot give it a high rating because I was very disappointed with the rest of the story And the ending did not add anything special to make me change my mind, sadly.I would recommend it to Historical Fiction readers, especially those who like reading about Queen Elizabeth I s reign Buddy read with Anne Marget is pretty.Lytham wasn t prepared for that He married her for her dowry to save the estate in which he was born But she wasn t supposed to be pretty For Lytham, pretty means inconstant and untrustworthy Like his previous wife who forced him into an annulment.Marget enters marriage with an open heart, prepared to be a good courtier s wife But the demands of a courtier turn out to be everything that Marget is not Beauty, constancy, love they are all shunned at court.For success, she learns that she must cover her face in ceruse paint and dye her hair until it begins to fall out And if she truly wants to help her husband succeed, she must give the impression she will betray him.But deep down, Marget knows she is a failure She suffers from a constant heart A Constant Heart is an intriguing look at the life of a courtier I have read a lot of books about the reign of Queen Elizabeth but this one and Marget I think will stick with me Rich in historical detail, well written, and a very different slant on court life The greater message is reminiscent of the very first Siri Mitchell book I ever read, She Walks in Beauty, yet in a completely different era A Constant Heart allows you to see the world from a rare cultural viewpoint through Marget s eyes Well done. AAAAAAH MY FEELINGS ARE SO MIXED UP HOW CAN I EVER DECIDE ON THE RATING OR WHAT TO WRITE IN THIS REVIEW OR ANYTHING I guess I ll just go with 4 stars I mean, in some ways it s a five star book, but in others it s a three, so there you go.Okay, let s see rushed ending No epilogue what the what How do I know if and if etc The rest of the story was pretty good.The content is probably not best for younger teens In fact, I d maybe say PG 13 would be a good rating for this book because of sexual content However, it wasn t the kind of sexual content that bugs me a lot I know that sounds weird but what I mean is, they didn t describe kisses or anything else in detail In fact, they didn t really describe it at all But guys, it s the Elizabethan era If you ve studied it, it s just so immoral So yeah I was prepared for that, though, and wasn t too surprised I think it was handle relatively tastefully while still staying true to the era.Anyway, the historical research seemed pretty impeccable to me I really got immersed in the era I just finished studying it for school, actually So Loved the characters Although they were so stubborn Usually their back and forth ness didn t last too long, though.I ll probably write a review that makes sense sooner or later, but not now I m still too emotionally involved should have listened to Lady d Winter XDRead my full review here Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews I desperately wanted to read this book I love the setting Elizabethan England and what I read, it was described very well.However, I couldn t connect with the characters It s done from two POVs but each POV is done in first person, and it often got confusing who was talking I thought after each chapter or chapter break it would be the next person talking, and would often assume suchand then I d get a paragraph in and find out it was the other I didn t think that the characters were fleshed out enough for me to distinguish between the voices The constant confusion eventually drew me away from the book after about 100 pages.Perhaps had I continued, it would have gotten betterIt s too bad though because the story would have promise had I been able to distinguish who was speaking without having to think too long about it. For once I wish I d paid heed to the reviewers who clearly pointed out that this book is great if you re looking for a historical account of court life in the Elizabethan era, but pretty much sucks if you re looking for a good romance full of court intrigue and mysteries Because here s the thing I am one of those crazy historical freaks who enjoys reading textbooks for fun, and who isn t bothered by lavish period details and endless descriptions of the ways and manners of the time But, when I m expecting a romance, I m hoping for all that historicalness to be woven through the story and complement the plot, not the other way around Hence why I wish I d taken some of the reviews I read prior to starting seriously, and not expect much of a plot, let alone a good romance But the marriage of convenience plot is one of my favourite tropes in historical romance, so I was excited to see how it would all turn out nonetheless, and I must give credit where it s due and say honestly that the first half of this book was simply excellent It was engrossing, detailed, fascinating, and kept me turning the pages until late into the night The romance was actually very good at first, and I was really enjoying following its progress And it could have gone on being amazing had the author not chosen to solve the romance half way through only to leave the rest to repetitive descriptions of court life and court duties I got sick and tired of hearing about the Queen, the Queen, the Queen The characters every thought was centered on the Queen The husband must please the Queen in any way he can in order to gain favour, and the wife must also please the Queen in order to help her husband being noticed In short, all their actions and thoughts should have the Queen as their unique center Now, I recognize that A Constant Heart is a good portrait of court life, and although I haven t read that much about that era, it is evident that is was well researched and probably entirely accurate My problem was not exactly about how the characters acted and chose to live their lives although mind you, it is certainly not the kind of lifestyle I d wish to live myself , as I actually found it fascinating to read all about that aspect of Queen Elizabeth I s court, but it was the insane amount of court life repetitions and redundant routine, which constituted all the plot, that became tiring It would have been better had this book actually been a textbook and not a novel We would have learned the same things, but in a concise much less repetitive manner, without having to look for a non existent plot And if it had been a textbook, we d have had tons of gorgeous photos Thank goodness ruffs are out of style Could you imagine going about your daily life with that thing What did I just hit Was that a pole or a human Can t see, my ruff is blocking the view Ah, anyways A very good book if you re looking to read about the life of courtiers in the 16th century, but mind, the beginning may be very good and exciting, but don t get your hopes up, A Constant Heart is definitely a history book, not a romance novel And don t be alarmed by the Christian label, it barely classifies as Inspirational fiction at all, for all the two or three mentions of God there were Buddy read with Maria This is a miniBooks For Christian Girlsreview It is not a full content review and will not receive one These mini reviews are years old and just for clarity on the rating the book received on Goodreads 6 8 2015 Stopped at page 90sighI lovedLike a Flower in Bloom , but I can t say I ve enjoyed all the books by this author I knew their would be some Sexual content due to the time period, however this was than I was expecting due to it being an arranged marriage and it s being marked DNF for me,

Siri L Mitchell

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  • ebook
  • 334 pages
  • A Constant Heart
  • Siri Mitchell
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9781441204301

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