Too Deep for Tears

Too Deep for Tears A rare exquisite novel of courage and passion betrayal and love Dashing English diplomat Charles Kittridge relished the abundant pleasures of the worldd in his far flung wanderings he left behind t

  • Title: Too Deep for Tears
  • Author: Kathryn Lynn Davis
  • ISBN: 9780671725327
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • A rare, exquisite novel of courage and passion, betrayal and love Dashing English diplomat Charles Kittridge relished the abundant pleasures of the worldd in his far flung wanderings, he left behind three remarkable daughters Ailsa Rose, a beauty of the Scottish highlands, endowed with her father s lust for adventure She betrays her heart to follow the one man who pA rare, exquisite novel of courage and passion, betrayal and love Dashing English diplomat Charles Kittridge relished the abundant pleasures of the worldd in his far flung wanderings, he left behind three remarkable daughters Ailsa Rose, a beauty of the Scottish highlands, endowed with her father s lust for adventure She betrays her heart to follow the one man who promises her the world.Li an hates the devil father who made her a blue eyed outcast in her Chinese homeland But withher brilliant, reckless lover, she almost forgets her shameuntil he is wrenched from her arms.Genevra, the gentle English daughter, lives amidst the splendor and squalor of India Though unexpected passion promises her a joyous love, she must fight to escape the terrors and scandals of the past.Each of them has grown to womanhood haunted by a legacy of betrayal, longing and dreams Now their father has but one final desire bring together the daughters he has never known.

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    1. A beautifully written story. Touching, thought provoking, and tender. This will remain one of my most favorite and treasured books.

    2. This is the story about 3 half sisters: Ailsa who is Scottish, Li-An who is Chinese and Genevra who is English living in Indiad their extraordinary connection to each other even though they do not know at the time that each other exist. Too Deep for Tears jumps back and forth into the lives of these three sisters as they grow into womanhood and the trial that they face. I loved this book! It grabbed me from the very beginning, i laughed and cried with these three sisters and was overjoyed at the [...]

    3. An unbelievably amazing book, so beautifully written by Kathryn. Words cannot begin to express how she brought to life her characters, the places they lived, and their ties to each other. The emotions I felt, the tears I cried, both happy and sad, I was so involved in the story. I was and am in awe, and can't recommend this book enough.

    4. This is one of the most read books on my shelves. The story of three sisters, who don't even know of each others existence and the father they share. Heartbreaking and joyful, I yearned for more when it was done. Thankfully, years after originally reading TDfT, I found the "rest" of the series and each of them is as good as the first. My copies are well used and tearstained, and even after years between the readings, they still evoke the same powerful feelings as the they did the first time.

    5. Davis writes one of the most moving pieces of fiction I have ever read. Set back in the 1800's in Scotland, China and India, she moves us through the lives of Charles, and Englishman and the women he has loved and the daughters he has created with them. Each period starts with his encounter with the mother, told in a prologue then takes us into the life of his daughters and what effect he has had on their lives. Whether he was part of their lives or not. The reader shares the ghosts and longings [...]

    6. One of the books I remember reading in my late teens. Hey if I still remember the name, I must of really liked it. I do remember this poem though "Thanks to the human heart by which we live. Thanks to its tenderness, its joys and fears. To me the meanest flower that blows can give. Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears." I think I need to get myself a new copy since it's been years since I saw it last.

    7. I love love loved this book. I should begin by saying I am not normally into this type of novel, however this book much more then what I expected. The characters are well developed and engaging. This is a book I recommend to all my girlfriends. Makes me cry every time I read it. Which is about 15 times already.

    8. Was a great book/series that I read probably about 18 years ago when it was first written. The authors father at the time she wrote this was my boss and introduced me to her writings. He even got me a signed copy from her. Have only read her first three books and am really looking forward to reading her others.

    9. This was one of the most poetic, beautiful and evocative books I've ever read. I read it in the early 90's and its essence has forever stained my soul.

    10. One of my favorites. This is my fourth or fifth read.2014: read it again. Some of the shine wore off this time but I still love Ailsa's and Li-an's stories.

    11. I absolutely consider this book to be one of my all time favorites I wish she would continue to write more historical fiction! I have read this and the 2 sequels at least 5 times!!!

    12. I'm setting this aside for now. Enjoyed the story of the first daughter for the most part, but when things switched to China, I lost interest and other books keep distracting me.

    13. Too Deep For Tears by Kathryn Lynn Davis is a 2014 digital release. This book was published originally in 1989 and is the first book in the Victorian Trilogy. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Wow! I really, really, really, wish they wrote books like this today. Yes, this is a tome, a nearly 700 page saga that will carry us from the Scottish Highlands, to England to China to India and back again.The book is broken down into 4 parts . Part 1This first part gives [...]

    14. I loved this book and it will remain a treasured book of mine. I became so immersed in the complex personal relationships of the characters and I learned so much about the settings in Scotland , China and India. I never had a desire to visit India but the way the author describes it from Genevra’s perspective from squalor to the splendor of the landscape intrigues me. This book left me with so many lessons about love and forgiveness. One of my favorite quotes is “Anger isn’t rational you k [...]

    15. This book moved me more than I thought possible!I would highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys unconventional sagas that take you on a journey into cultures you never dreamed you could find intriguing yet leave you yearning for more! The depth of the characters is enthralling and the writing so clear you find yourself immersed as though you are actually there experiencing the fear, pain, joy, love and emotions along with them. One of the Best Authors I have ever encountered!

    16. I thought the characters were too caught up in themselves; their issues just went on and on. A lot of angst. I read it for a book club.

    17. I gave this book only two stars because there was just too much navel gazing for me to really like this book. The screaming level f intensity in the female characters was wearying. Only the women were strong. What a wide swath swath of destruction in one selfish, self centered man spreading his seed across continents! Give me a break.

    18. The story line keeps your attention. However, there were several sexual scenes that went into too much detail. It definitely protrays the pain involved when a father is not faithful, and the emotional distress of the children left to suffer. I didn't care for the ending of the story either.

    19. The story of three sister who did not know each other and their lives that lead up to finding out who the come from. The first sister had me all torn up then balling like a baby. The other sister were a let down after that because I was so emotional over the first. Good book!

    20. THIS IS AN EPIC, INDEED TOO DEEP FOR TEARSAlthough I shed a few in the course of reading it. It seems to start slowly, but once I was reading the ending, I realized it didn't. The characters are developed carefully, each in their own space. As each is allowed to grow, a tiny hint of the others is allowed to sneak in, so as we meet each new girl, she has been foreshadowed sufficiently that she is hesitantly familiar.The story of each girl has a crescendo, but the end of the book is where we truly [...]

    21. I read this about 20 years ago, and recently re-read it just for the heck of it. Wow, this book (and the rest of the trilogy) takes purple prose to another level. The writing is so long-winded, with way too much fanciful vocabulary that detracts from the characters' stories. It's too bad, because had the book been written in a more concise way, the characters' struggles and resolutions would have had more opportunity to shine.

    22. I inherited some books from my Grandma; I thought I would give it a go, despite the depressing title. Not bad of a read; I like the fact that it's original location is in Scotland/London area. I like her writing though I think she jumbled up too much in the book. It also has too much sexuality in it as well; felt like the same scene appeared 15 times not a bad book overall, just not fully my cup of tea.

    23. The trilogy setup is contrived, and trying to achieve so much in so many directions, none of the stories were satisfying. Mairi's is the best, despite its inauspicious beginnings. However, it gets three stars for weaving such culturally and historically rich atmosphere, creating vivid passionate characters, and settings. Just not enough plot. I skimmed the middle part, I have to admit, so gruesome that whole part of Chinese history

    24. Too deep. This was a well written and very moving book. It shows the strong bonds between family members especially between parents and children. It's sad to me though that none of these characters believe in the one true God but rather the human created God's of each country who are always powerless.

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