The Dollmaker's Daughters

The Dollmaker s Daughters Two sisters tragically divided by love jealousy and ambition For Ruby and Rosetta Capretti life in the slums of the East End holds little promise Although very similar in looks they dream of very di

  • Title: The Dollmaker's Daughters
  • Author: Dilly Court
  • ISBN: 9780099490982
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two sisters, tragically divided by love, jealousy and ambition For Ruby and Rosetta Capretti life in the slums of the East End holds little promise Although very similar in looks they dream of very different futures Coquettish, flamboyant Rosetta is desperate to leave the claustrophobic confines of the sewing sweatshop to follow in her wayward aunt s footsteps and worTwo sisters, tragically divided by love, jealousy and ambition For Ruby and Rosetta Capretti life in the slums of the East End holds little promise Although very similar in looks they dream of very different futures Coquettish, flamboyant Rosetta is desperate to leave the claustrophobic confines of the sewing sweatshop to follow in her wayward aunt s footsteps and work under the bright lights of the music hall Ruby, quieter and modest has always longed to train as a nurse, a pipe dream for a girl from her humble background.And then, by the side of their father s grave, they meet handsome Jonas Crowe, but little do they know how much one man will affect both their lives forever

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    1. I have only read one other book by this author although I have read all the books written under her other name Lily Baxter and loved each one. I wasn't sure what to expect from this story but the more I read the more I enjoyed it. A well rounded cast of characters, each with traits to love and to hate. Our main characters, Rosetta wild and selfish looking out only for herself and what she wants. Twin sister Ruby serious, quiet dreaming of becoming a nurse and always putting the needs of others b [...]

    2. BRILLIANT READ of dilly courts best books,brilliant author love her books was hookedby wants to be a nurse and her sister Rosetta has big dreams in the theatre but do there wishes come trued a brother who gets involved in gamblingd a twist I didn't expect near the endcommend this book.

    3. I loved this book a lot, especially the characters, who were so realistic. I especially liked Ruby, who seemed to me to be like Melanie from Gone With the Wind (which you should definitely read if you haven't), however, her relationship with Adam reminded me of Scarlett and Ashley a bit. However, her husband turning out to be her long lost cousin was a bit far fetched, and I found Rosetta a bit annoying at times, although I wanted to like her. However, Dilly Court is a fantastic writer.

    4. Dieselblackcat This book started out wired and it took me three goes to get into it but it is up to a high standard and I enjoyed it. Now that I have read all of Beryl Matthews books they are good but have the same sort of typical ending but what I enjoy the most in her books is how she gets to the end. Thank you Beryl please keep writing. 😀

    5. Another good readFantastic start to finishEvery book I read from Dilly Court never fails to bring joy I will recommend it to everyone

    6. Lovely story set in early 1900 London of 2 sisters Ruby and Rosetta. Their hardships when their father the dollmaker died. At their fathers funeral they met the rich handsome Jonas Crowe who ran an illegal gaming house. Rosetta fell in love with him secretly, or more so his wealth. Rosetta the headstrong of the 2 sisters began working in the theatre and her advancement was rapid as her stage act and singing went higher up the bill. This however was due to her sleeping with the theatre boss. She [...]

    7. very shit summary.Quite a lovely book, interesting sequence of events based on twins sisters. Rosette and Ruby, where their lives and fates trod down different roads.Rosette, can be seen as a temptress, uses that to her advantage to pursue a career in stage performance. But she cannot rely on her looks and pure talents alone. Along the way she voluntarily gives her body up to the 'Boss' to secure her position on the area.While Ruby, the shyer and more modest of the two, has the interest to pursu [...]

    8. My young son bought this for me after subtly asking: "Which of these books would you choose?" I made a choice purely by the title. I feigned surprise when given it, and dutifully set to reading it. Well, what a good choice: I loved/hated the characters, enjoyed the storyline and cared what happened in the end. Most enjoyable. Thanks, Fred x

    9. this was about 2 friends both born on the same day delivered by a gypsy woman on a cold dark night on a grassy mound one born to rich parents the other both parents dead and given to a poor farmer whose wifes babies kept dying at birth

    10. This is the first time I've read a Dilly Court book and I did enjoy it. Particularly liked how you got drawn into the characters.Enjoyable and a good little twist that I didn't see coming. Already started another one of hers now.

    11. I really enjoyed this book. I love stories from the Victorian period in East End London.Twins with Italian heritage trying to make their way through life in London in the late 1800's, plenty of twists and drama and of course a happy ending.

    12. I loved this book so much and would gladly read it again, I love Dilly because no matter what her books always have an amazingly happy ending.

    13. Took me a little while to get into this book but once I did, I found it really enjoyable, great storyline and fantastic outcome.

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