[ BOOKS ] ⚡ The Birth of Blue Satan Author Patricia Wynn – Thomashillier.co.uk

  • Hardcover
  • 325 pages
  • The Birth of Blue Satan
  • Patricia Wynn
  • English
  • 17 May 2019
  • 9780970272706

10 thoughts on “The Birth of Blue Satan

  1. says:

    The Birth of Blue Satan opens with a scene in which Gideon is being dressed by his valet It s all ruffles and furbelows as his handsome features and fair locks are delineated However, this frivolous character must quickly acquire depth as he is plunged into a conspiracy that plummets him from the apex of society to its nadir As luck would have it, the object of Gideon s desire has a poor relation tagging along in the form of Mrs Keane Though forced to be circumspect by her circumstances, she secretly harbors a sense of adventure along with a growing impression that her mercenary relations have robbed Gideon of his inheritance.Filled with historical details about the much neglected early 18th century, The Birth of Blue Satan is sure to satisfy not only history buffs, but fans of the swashbuckling genre as well Though it contains romantic elements, it never disappoints by dumbing down the characters or anachronizing them to fit 21st century ideas of how they should act For instance, Mrs Keane is not free to go gallivanting off hither and yon, but must work within the constraints of her place in society to aid Gideon.The novel is especially satisfying as it delves into the political machinations of the Whigs and Tories surrounding ...

  2. says:

    This novel is the first in a trilogy, here are the books in order The Birth of Blue Satan The Spider s Touch The Motive From the Deed I was really glad that I had gotten my hands on all three of Patricia Wynn s mysteries in this trilogy because the end of the first one leaves readers completely hanging I had to immediately begin the second book to find out what happened to the hero and heroine after the last page of The Birth of Blue Satan I liked this story with the backdrop of English history It s set in 1714 and King George I the turnip is making himself less and less popular with the people The Whigs and the Tories are spying and conspiring And someone has murdered Lord Hawkhurst His son Gideon has been blamed and none of his fathers Jacobite friends will stand up for him for fear of being scrutinized too...

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    NOTE Gabaldon and historical mystery fans take note this is a wonderful series and a good one to hold you over between Outlander books I read all three books, one right after the last, in three days.THE BIRTH OF BLUE SATAN Hist Mys Gideon Fitzsimmons Hester Kean England 1715 VG Wynn, Patricia 1st in seriesPemberley, 2001, US Hardcover ISBN 0970272707First Sentence The tall, young gentleman with long, fair hair and aquiline features lounged impatiently before the looking glass It is the early 1700s, a time of political and religious tension, when Protestant German George sits on the throne supported by the Whigs who have convinced him the Tories support Catholic James Stewart, exiled in France Gideon Fitzsimmons Viscount St Mars argues with his father, Lord Hawkhurst, over Isabella, woman he desires to marry and leaves his father s house in a temper Upon preparing to ride to a ball a lone horseman attacks him, severely cutting his arm Gideon proceeds to the ball, where he meets Isabella s cousin, who is kind and bright and...

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    The Birth of Blue SatanPatricia WynnPemberley Press, 2001ISBN 0970272707Hardcover also available in Trade PaperbackGideon Viscount St Mars, son of the Earl of Hawkhurst, is a somewhat reluctant part of the aristocratic social world of George I s London Being members of the Tory party makes him and his father, the Earl of Hawkhurst, anathema to the king, who has been convinced by the Whigs that Tories are loyal to the Pretender Gideon, though, is in love with thedaughter of a Whig and can be found at many of the social events where the business of arranging marriages takes place.Suddenly, Gideon finds himself accused of a heinous murder and cast out of Society No one but a few loyal servants will help him and he withdraws into the shady world of criminals, determined to find a way to clear his name and regain his position and Isabella, the woman he loves.There is, however, one other person from his past who believes in him Mrs Kean, an impoverished relation of Isabella, provides his only means of learning what is happening with the investigation of his alleged crime and with his inheritance and Isabella.Patricia Wynn has brought 1715 England to life through exacting research and a command of the English language that makes this book a joy to read The story, which evokes thoughts of Jane Austen and the Bront s, is uniquely Ms Wynn s, and she has created a lively plot a...

  5. says:

    I found the The Birth of Blue Satan remarkably engaging to read I love historical fiction that is well researched and presented within a plausible context that causes the reader to experience the reality of the time Patricia Wynn accomplishes this with ease Her characters are believable and the story well written and engaging Although I m not an avid student of the period in the book post Jacobite Hanoverian period I found I enjoyed learning about the backdrop of the story...

  6. says:

    Wow, am I so glad I stumbled upon this author She spoke at my local chapter for RWA, so I picked up the first two books in this series on a larkand two days later, after I had devoured them, I purchased the remaining two books that are currently written They re the perfect blen...

  7. says:

    LOVE this book Hester s intelligent without being a pain in the butt, St Mars is sympathetic, attractive and just awesome and the plot and time period is interesting and full of spying, intrigue and interest Wynn is a great writer and thanks for the note at the...

  8. says:

    This, the first in a series, was a fun read with great characters and the fabulous setting in the era of the Great Pretender Quite a comedy of manners also I found myself laughing out loud many times Pretty good mystery also this one ends in a cliff hanger.

  9. says:

    The first several pages had me worried, but then I became totally immersed in this historical fiction about royal or wannabe life in 18th century England Throw in a little romance and I was completely absorbed Can t wait to read the next 3 in the series.

  10. says:

    The first book in what is likely an addictive series for those who enjoy historical mysteries.

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The Birth of Blue SatanIn The Turbulent Reign Of George I In England, Gideon Viscount St Mars Is Accused Of Murdering His Own Father Having No Friends In The Courts, He Must Escape To Avoid Being Hanged With The Help Of Hester Kean, The Only Person Who Believes In His Innocence, He Assumes The Guise Of Highwayman Blue Satan To Investigate The Political Intrigue That Caused His Father S Death In A Swashbuckling Tale Of Romance And Adventure.

About the Author: Patricia Wynn

Wynn was born in Houston, Texas, and earned a history degree from Rice University in 1972 She later attended the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, for her Masters, and gave up a respectable career in international banking to make an abortive attempt at entering veterinary school Deciding to stay at home and take care of her children instead, she has dedic