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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Jones Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After the start of the Civil War, Emily Hudson—an orphan who lost her family to consumption and fever—finds herself the begrudged guest at the home of her relatives in Newport. Emily’s longing to be an artist is dismissed by her puritanical uncle, who wants nothing more than to rid himself of her through marriage. Her only friend is her aesthete cousin William, an ailing young writer. When a promising engagement to the eligible Captain Lindsay is broken, William rescues Emily from an uncertain future by taking her to England. Lonely and desperate to escape her cousin—once her confidant, now her obsessively controlling patron—Emily sets out alone to meet her destiny in the eternal city of Rome.

Reminiscent of the novels of Edith Wharton, Emily Hudson is an exquisitely told tale about a heroine struggling to be true to herself and to also find love in a society where only marriage or an independent income guaranteed a woman the freedom to do as she pleased.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/11/2014

    " Painful and haunting at times, this vivid portrayal of a free-spirited young woman trying to conform provided an alternately depressing and uplifting look at how society often literally and metaphorically corsets us all into a mold that ultimately isn't worth fitting. Fascinating, but definitely not a light read in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vickie | 2/11/2014

    " A slow starting period peice about England and the differences between men and women. It ended on a very positive note. That I liked a bout it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 1/24/2014

    " Good story, easy to read, a few of the character's seemed a little over bearing. It ends abruptly. The traveling to England and Italy at the time of the Civil War was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miriam Ruina | 1/17/2014

    " I Absolutely Love This Book I Recommend It To Every Reader. "

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About the Author

Melissa Jones is the daughter of the Jamaican poet and screenwriter Evan Jones and the sister of novelist Sadie Jones. The author of Cold in Earth and Sick at Heart, she lives in an Essex village in England with her husband and two children.