Ravenscraig

[ Reading ] ➾ Ravenscraig  Author Sandi Krawchenko Altner – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 532 pages
  • Ravenscraig
  • Sandi Krawchenko Altner
  • English
  • 16 November 2018
  • 1469783231

About the Author: Sandi Krawchenko Altner

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Ravenscraig Nothing Is Important To Rupert J Willows Than The Image He Has Built To Hide The Deep Secret Of His True Identity A Master Manipulator, The Ruthless And Charismatic Rupert Schemes His Way Into The Upper Class When He Purchases The Opulent Mansion, Ravenscraig Hall It Is The Turn Of The 20th Century In One Of The Fastest Growing Cities In North America A Brawling, Raucous, Frontier Boomtown With A Taste For Fine Theatre And Loose Women True Power Is Within Rupert S Grasp As Long As His Secret Stays Buried.Malka Zigman Is A Survivor Orphaned In London, She Has Just Joined Her Uncle Zev And His Hardworking Jewish Family In Canada Recent Immigrants Who Escaped From Poverty And Violence In Czarist Russia, The Zigmans Struggle To Put Down Roots In The New World With Family Resources Stretched Thin, Malka Takes A Risk Everything Is About To Change As She Reinvents Herself As Maisie Rosedale And Crosses Over To The Exclusive World Of The English As The New Maid At Ravenscraig.

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10 thoughts on “Ravenscraig

  1. Sarah says:

    I really, really, really wanted to like this book I am a transplant to Winnipeg my husband is a native to the city and I was interested to read a book set here and steeped in the history of the area.First of all, I will commend the author the book was obviously written with a lot of love for the history of Winnipeg and a desire to dessiminate its singular story It is obviously well researched, the historical data is interesting and compelling This said I feel it is a poorly written nove I really, really, really wanted to like this book I am a transplant to Winnipeg my husband is a native to the city and I was interested to read a book set here and steeped in the history of the area.First of all, I will commend the author the book was obviously written with a lot of love for the history of Winnipeg and a desire to dessiminate its singular story It is obviously well ...

  2. Barbara says:

    I have always loved history I like it best when imagination and history intersect This new author has done a superb job of telling the story of immigration to Canada by Russian Jews in the late 1880 s It actually followed a wealthy family and a poor Russian immigrant family and described life as it was experienced for both My heart felt their story of fear mixed with hope The story included the good, the bad and the ugly parts of history My only disappointment was that I wish I knew before I have always loved history I like it best when imagination and history intersect This new...

  3. Myron Lezak says:

    Excellent historical fiction with a surprise ending

  4. Kjirstin says:

    I was intrigued by the idea of a novel set in Winnipeg, Manitoba as it grew into one of the larger Canadian cities On that score, the book delivered, showing many sides of people s experiences in that city both the poor and the rich Fires, epidemics, waves of immigration, secret pasts and men creating their own futures from nothing it s all to be had in this book.However, the book didn t achieve the same success with the plot and the characters It was a little hard to tell whose story w I was intrigued by the idea of a novel set in Winnipeg, Manitoba as it grew into one of the larger Canadian cities On that score, the book delivered, showing many sides of people s experiences in that city both the poor and the rich Fires, epidemics, waves of immigration, secret pasts and men creating their own futures from nothing it s all to be had in this book.However, the book didn t achieve the same success with the plot and the characters It was a little hard to tell whose story we were following, or why we should care about what s happening as we shift from one perspective to another, and the chara...

  5. Mary says:

    Definitely worth reading if you have a strong connection to Winnipeg, which I do The story had a few too many coincidences in bringing the characters together, but this is Winnipeg after all where there is neverthan two degrees of separation b...

  6. Estott says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Readable, but after a while I got tired of the infodumps I was very annoyed that Rupert Willows spends a lifetime trying to hide a secret, and at the end he gets away with it The author isn t a bad writ...

  7. Karen says:

    Ravenscraig begins in a poor village in Russia It is the late 1800 s and the czar has ordered the destruction of a Jewish village once again The Zigman family, struggling to survive has made the brave decision to escape their brutal existence in Russia and travel to Zevs father who awaits them in Canada Even though the journey is risky and they will be separated for a long period of time, the family believes they will be together again and find the peace and happiness they desperately seek T Ravenscraig begins in a poor village in Russia It is the late 1800 s and the czar has ordered the destruction of a Jewish village once again The Zigman family, struggling to survive has made the brave decision to escape their brutal existence in Russia and travel to Zevs father who awaits them in Canada Even though the journey is risky and they will be separated for a long period of time, the family believes they will be together again and find the peace and happiness they desperately seek The Willows family is on their way up Rupert Willows has reinvented himself and is enjoying one success after another as Winnipeg grows by leaps and bounds His unending desire for wealth and celebrity nourishes his scheming, shallow ways and he will not stop until he s reached the top Over many year...

  8. Katherine Coble says:

    This book came up when I searched for Downton Abbey Since I love historical fiction, especially novels about the immigrant experience I jumped on it I really wanted to love it I didn t It was full of info dumps, lectures on Canadian politics masquerading as dinner conversation, and cartoonish characters The author does a passible job at taking the reader through the historic events of the 20 years from 1895 1915 There are two sets of characters rich and poor The poor but earnest immigran This book...

  9. Bluejay44 says:

    It was very interesting to read about life in Winnipeg, seeing it from different angles the wealthy and the poverty of the immigrants.The story follows Rupert Willows and his climb to escape and cover up his roots Seeking wealth and approval from the elite, aims that he covets and will use any means to attain.Also the life of the Zigman family and their struggles to escape from Tsarist Russia and to be together in a safe environment, where there is hope of building a better future.These lives It was very interesting to read about life in Winnipeg, seeing it from different angles the wealthy and the poverty of the immigrants.The story follows Rupert Willows and his climb to escape an...

  10. Mickey says:

    I truly enjoyed this book and found it very hard to put down My eyes could not read fast enough and at times I was annoyed that I could not continue to just sit and read The scenes on The Titanic were heart wrenching even though it is a story many have heard before I enjoyed learning about the immigrants from Winnepeg Canada I knew little of these people The author knows how to hold yo...