The House at Bishopsgate
The House at Bishopsgate was built by Paul Pindar, who has recently returned to England with his wife, Celia. Paul is in possession of the Sultan’s Blue, an enormous diamond thought to have mystical properties. All of high society is eager to see both the diamond and Celia, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery to become a concubine for the Great Turk. The diamond is what bought her freedom, and everyone wants to buy it from Paul. However, the legend with it is it must be given away and not sold or the seller will come upon misfortune. All of England is desperate to know who he will bestow this gift on.
The premise for this book seemed intriguing, and it seems like the author did more than enough research. For me, it just felt disjointed. She tells the story from quite a few different perspectives, and some of the characters die, but it is very unclear that they are dead until the end of the book. Normally, I would find that entertaining, but in this book it became more of a nuisance. The story was lacking for me; however, someone who enjoys historical fiction set in the 1600s might very well enjoy this book.
|Page Count||448 pages|
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