The Ruins of Lace

The Ruins of Lace

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Flemish lace can buy almost anything, or anyone. But for Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who now demands an impossible length. To fail means certain destruction, both for her and her more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402268033
  • 9781402268038
  • 657,768

Review quote

"The "Ruins of Lace" has opened up a whole new world of questions regarding this subject in itself. 17th c. Lace: forbidden, unattainable, priceless, beautiful and historical." - examiner.comshow more

About Iris Anthony

Iris Anthony is a pseudonym. The writer behind the name is an award-winning author of eleven novels. She lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area in a house decorated with French antiques and Flemish lace. Learn more about Iris at www.irisanthony.comshow more

Customer reviews

Before reading this novel I didn't know that lace was ever outlawed anywhere. Now having read this book, I realize why and how anything could be forbidden under the right circumstances. The book follows seven different point of views and weaves their tale together. While not all of the seven ever meet, they all have an effect on the others and the way their story runs. There is even a dog that we get to read about and his point of view was both my favorite and the hardest for me to read. The number of different people we read about makes it difficult to have any ties to them, to feel anything for them, to connect with them. The dog was the only one that I felt one way or the other about, but I can't determine if it's because it is a helpless animal in this plot or because of what he goes through. I might have liked the story better if I felt that connection to the characters in the story, but the story itself was interesting and a lesson in history as well. ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake. Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest reviewshow more
by Jessica