➝ Precious Things free download ➢ Author Kelly Doust – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Precious Things In The Tradition Of Gloriously Absorbing, Lush And Moving Women S Fiction By Authors Such As Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley And Joanne Harris Comes PRECIOUS THINGS.Normandy, France, 1891 A Young Woman Painstakingly Sews An Intricate Beaded Collar To Her Wedding Dress, The Night Before Her Marriage To Someone She Barely Knows Yet Aimee Longs For So Much Shanghai, 1926 Dancing Sensation And Wild Child Zephyr Spies What Looks Like A Beaded Headpiece Lying Carelessly Discarded On A Ballroom Floor She Takes It With Her To Malaya Where She Sets Her Sights On A Prize So Out Of Reach That, In Striving For It, She Will Jeopardise Everything She Holds Dear PRECIOUS THINGS Tells The Story Of A Collar A Wonderful, Glittering Beaded Piece And Its Journey Through The Decades It S Also The Story Of Maggie, An Auctioneer Living In Modern Day London, Who Comes Across The Crumpled, Neglected Collar In A Box Of Old Junk, And Sets Out On An Unexpected Mission To Discover About Its Secret And Elusive Past.Maggie Has A Journey Of Her Own Too Juggling A Demanding Job, A Clingy Young Child And A Rebellious Stepdaughter, And With Her Once Solid Marriage Foundering Under The Pressure Of A Busy Life, Maggie Has To Find Out The Hard Way That You Can T Always Get What You Want But Sometimes, You Re Lucky Enough To Get Precisely What You Need.This Is A Wonderful, Absorbing And Moving Novel About Desire, Marriage And Family, Telling The Story About How We So Often Reach Out For The Sparkly, Shiny Things And People We Desire, Only To Realise In The Nick Of Time That The Most Precious Things Are The Ones We Ve Had With Us All Along.

➝ Precious Things  free download ➢ Author Kelly Doust – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Precious Things
  • Kelly Doust
  • 25 November 2017
  • 1460750977

    10 thoughts on “➝ Precious Things free download ➢ Author Kelly Doust – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    A very enjoyable read My View This is a rather remarkable read It is subtle the individual sub stories chapters are personal and intimate and slowly draw you into to the overarching story of Maggie s life and her daily struggles juggling paid work, motherhood and relationships I found Kelly Doust s writing to be intelligent and her observations of relationships and family to be insightful and honest TheI read of...


  2. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical mystery with a difference.In present day London, Maggie an antiques valuer and auctioneer with a specialisation in textiles discovers an intricately beaded vintage item, which she thinks could be either a collar or a coronet crown of sorts She carefully cleans it and becomes so smitten with the piece that she takes it along with her...


  3. says:

    There are some excellent ideas and issues contained within this book, with its eye catching cover I have seen other GR readers rate this book very highly, which pricked my enthusiasm However, for me the story fell flat and I was rather underwhelmed I think the concept was great though not original and the plot lines worked well For me the writing style was not well polished, and downright clunky in parts It was like the author had enrolled at a university Creative Writing course, and had There are some excellent ideas and issues contained within this book, with its eye catching cover I have seen other GR readers rate this book very highly, which pricked my enthusiasm However, for me the story fell flat and I was rather underwhelmed I think the concept was great though not original and the plot lines worked well For me the writing style was not well polished, and downright clunky in parts It was like the author had enrolled at a university Creative Writing course, and had scored a B for Novel Writing 101I found it hard to warm to the characters of Maggie and her petulant daughter Pearl Maggie was constantly wracked with guilt about something or another, and I kept wanted to say Oh for God s sake, get over yourself Maggie The other thing that truly annoyed me was the elabo...


  4. says:

    Have you ever gone vintage shopping and wondered about the history of the precious things you find That s the main idea behind Precious Things by Kelly Doust The story is centred in the present day around Maggie who loves her job at an auction house She gets to spend her days finding precious things The only problem is she is finding it difficult to keep up with her job and her family life at the same time When she finds a gorgeous hand made beaded piece she winds up playing detective to tr Have you ever gone vintage shopping and wondered about the history of the precious things you find That s the main idea behind Precious Things by Kelly Doust The story is centred in the present day around Maggie who loves her job at an auction house She gets to spend her days finding precious things The only problem is she is finding it difficult to keep up with her job and her family life at the same time When she finds a gorgeous hand made beaded piece she winds up playing detective to try and trace the origins of her latest acquisition for a lady, Francesca, who is cert...


  5. says:

    Precious Things is the delicate tale of the history, lives and loves behind an exquisite antique dress collar Woven into this intricate novel is the story of a young woman in the present day, Maggie, who discovers the collar in an abandoned box in her job as an antiques auctioneer Upon her unearthing of the collar, Maggie feels inspired to find out the origins of the collar What follows is an absorbing journey that takes Maggie from modern day London, right across the globe to a range of colo Precious Things is the delicate tale of the history, lives and loves behind an exquisite antique dress collar Woven into this intricate novel is the story of a young woman in the present day, Maggie, who discovers the c...


  6. says:

    Um, so I possibly loved this waythan I should have, and definitely waythan expected.One thing about this book It is not boring.You may be wondering why I have the need to clarify that Well, you see, generally when I pick up book like this I am bored to death by the end of chapter one.Contemporary books, especially ones with a historical fiction aspect, can be so slowwwwww But not this one.Honestly, right from the beginning I was hooked I wanted to know what will happen to Maggie Um, so I possibly loved this waythan I should have, and definitely waythan expected.One thing about this book It is not boring.You may be wondering why I have the need to clarify that Well, you see, generally when I pick up book like this I am bored to death by the end of chapter one.Contemporary books, especially ones with a historical fiction aspect, can be so slowwwwww But not this one.Honestly, right from the beginning I was hooked I wanted to know what will happen to Maggie s job, her marriage and her relationship with her parents I wanted to know Stella s story and I wanted to know what happened to all the women into whose lives the coronet entered.This book was beautifully written and downright enchanting Every character had a story and each story connected and drew me in to the point that I couldn t put the book down until I found out all their endings.Precious Things intertwined contemporary and historical, and ordinary and m...


  7. says:

    I won this book via a Goodreads giveaway.But before my copy arrived I had the opportunity to listen to an audio book version.For me, the narrator is the make or break of an audio book and I think this narrator did a great job.I really enjoyed delving into the different time lines and journey of the beaded coronet.As with most dual timeline stories, it is the modern day version I enjoyed the most I really felt for Maggie as she struggled with the complexities of her lifestyle, work and family.A I won this book via a Goodreads giveaway.But before my copy arrived I had the opportunity to listen to an audio book version.For me, the narrator is the make or break of an audio book and I think this narrator did a great job.I really enjoyed delving into the different time lines and journey of the beaded coronet.As with most dual t...


  8. says:

    In the contemporary storyline we meet Maggie, an auctioneer trying to find balance between motherhood, marriage and her career When she buys a box of old items for herself from an auction, she thinks nothing further of its contents until one day when she is scrabbling around in it and comes across a beautifully crafted coronet.It is when someone sees a picture in the newspaper of the coronet and approaches Maggie about helping her with some research into the item s origins that the story begins In the contemporary storyline we meet Maggie, an auctioneer trying to find balance between motherhood, marriage and her career When she buys a box of old items for herself from an auction, she thinks nothing further of its contents until one day when she is scrabbling around in it and comes across a beautifully crafted coronet.It is when someone sees a pict...


  9. says:

    Precious Things is one of my favourite adult fiction books of the year It s a slow burner, but it s beautifully written with wonderful characters and hidden historical gems.Kelly Doust has done a marvellous job of writing an adult fiction book that resembles historical fiction as well as contemporary fiction Precious Things follows many characters throughout the past few centuries, however the main character is Maggie, an auctioneer in modern day London She comes across a crumpled, neglected Precious Things is one of my favourite adult fiction books of the year It s a slow burner, but it s beautifully written with wonderful characters and hidden historical gems.Kelly Doust has done a marvellous job of writing an adult fiction book that resembles historical fiction as well as contemporary fiction Precious Things follows many characters throughout the past few centuries, however the main character is Maggie, an auctioneer in modern day London She comes across a crumpled, neglected collar in a box of old junk, and sets out on an unexpected mission to discoverabout its secret and elusive past.Whilst this happens, Kelly has interwoven chapters in the book about who owned the collar in the past In Normandy, France in 1891, a young woman sews the beaded collar to her wedding dress the night befo...


  10. says:

    Oh you pretty things Kelly Doust s debut novel is a celebration of all things precious It s a rich, historic fiction book that intricately threads together the stories of the owners of a beaded coronet This fashion piece is like a cat with nine lives because over the course of the book we learn that it has lived in different countries and continents and has enjoyed being reinvented as a choker, headband, collar and artwork Doust has previously written five non fiction books about craft and f Oh you pretty things Kelly Doust s debut novel is a celebration of all things precious It s a rich, historic fiction book that intricately threads together the stories of the owners of a beaded coronet This fashion piece is like a cat with nine lives because over the course of the book we learn that it has lived in different countries and continents and has enjoyed being reinvented as a choker, headband, collar and artwork Doust has previously written five non fiction books about craft and fashion For Precious Things the author tapped into her love of vintage clothing by offering a vibrant account of the different people that wore the collar and their own individual stories This begins with a woman that is about to get married to a man she barely knows in Normandy and then to death defying acts with a trapeze artist at a circus There are dancers in Shanghai and an artist s muse and model in Italy and eventually it was used by a differe...

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