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characters Î A Countess Below Stairs Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook After the Russian revolution turns her world topsy turvy Anna a young Russian Countess has no choice but to flee to England Penniless Anna hides her aristocratic background and takes a job as servant in the household of the esteemed Westerholme fa. 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characters Î A Countess Below Stairs Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Mily armed only with an outdated housekeeping manual and sheer determination Desperate to keep her past a secret Anna is nearly overwhelmed by her new duties not to mention her instant attraction to Rupert the handsome Earl of Westerholme To make. Nothing is depressing then the dreaded Reader Slump that not even your favorite authors can pull you out of That was me just floating along after reading back to back amazing books everything just sorta fell flat for me That is by chance I stumbled on A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson Taking place in a period I m not very fond of early 1900 s I was a tad leery of taking a chance I m so thankful that I did Ibbotson writes magic in her pages True whimsical nostalgic magic in each word and description from the riches of palaces to the humble kitchens There was true magic in each page and characters Young Countess Anna has lost alot in her young life from her beloved father her home but she hasn t lost her faith in her family and love Anna is the tree that may bend but doesn t break as she take a job working as a maid in a old home She has her own troubles to work with but it s her gentle strength and huge amount of kindness that keeps her shining like a bright star It s this kindness that helps the new Earl of Westerholme Rupert as he return from war suddenly engaged to a hidden shrew Rupert feels are truly conflict as he starts to discover what his fianc e is all about and not being able to be with the Anna Now there is some misunderstandings and unneeded IMO tension but this time it didn t bother me one bit What did bother me was the thinking of some people at the time that turned my stomach Was it historical accurate Yes sadly But how can we not learn if not from the past and the wrongs done by and to others History isn t there for us to become bored with in the classroom or take bits and pieces from but to show us the bad so we can change it for good Ibbostson wonderful storytelling broke this reader s slump and yet brought a touch of magic that I won t soon forget


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  • Paperback
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  • A Countess Below Stairs
  • Eva Ibbotson
  • English
  • 13 July 2020
  • 9780142408650