The Ruins of Lace (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Ruins of Lace An enthralling novel centered around the mad French passion for forbidden Flemish bobbin lace in the 1600s, from a writer whose work has been called "unexpected, haunting and powerful" by her readers. For those who want something they don't have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything - or anyone.
- Published: 02 October 2012
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781402268038 ISBN 10: 1402268033
- Sales rank: 739,359
Reviews for The Ruins of Lace
Highly Interesting Story Based on Lace Being Outlawed
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 review by Jessica