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Another enjoyable book by Mrs Oliphant This is one of my favorites so far, and I ve read quite a few of her novels Oh, if only Jane Austen had written this many books Granted, Oliphant s works aretypically the length of Northanger Abbey, rather and Mansfield Park, but there are so many, it s wonderful This story story has 3 female lead characters with romantic aspects to their stories, a particularly nasty villain, a scheming father, and there is a murder mystery, to boot It s not Another enjoyable book by Mrs Oliphant This is one of my favorites so far, and I ve read quite a few of her novels Oh, if only Jane Austen had written this many books Granted, Oliphant s works aretypically the length of Northanger Abbey, rather and Mansfield Park, but there are so many, it s wonderful This story story has 3 female lead characters with romantic aspects to their stories, a particularly nasty villain, a scheming father, and there is a murder mystery, to boot It s not terribly difficult to figure out who dunnit but the suspense is in who will be imprisoned for the crime Great fun I really, really liked this book until towards the end one of the main characters the one I disliked the most, too commits a crime and lets someone else go to jail for it, and NOTHING HAPPENS TO SET THIS RIGHT The rest of the book just expects me to be interested in who marries whom after that SORRY I skimmed the rest, I couldn t care less about the marriages All I wanted was some heavy handed Victorian justice, but nope Incredibly off putting. The characters have enough complexity and the zeitgeist is sufficiently interesting It lacks the morality depth of an Austen, Elliott, Gaskell, Bronte, or even a Trollope, and I almost went for 3.5 rating It is one of the most well written from Oliphant. This is a precious novel, and seems almost completely unknown by most readers of 19th century British literature The Lindores women include Lady Mary Lindores, Lady Caroline Lindores, and Lady Edith Lindores Their family comes into an unexpected fortune when their patriarch becomes an Earl upon the death of his brother Gone is their life of freedom now they are rich and must act accordingly They move into a castle in Scotland, and thus begins their life change The terribly rich and terrib This is a precious novel, and seems almost completely unknown by most readers of 19th century British literature The Lindores women include Lady Mary Lindores, Lady Caroline Lindores, and Lady Edith Lindores Their family comes into an unexpected fortune when their patriarch becomes an Earl upon the death of his brother Gone is their life of freedom now they are rich and must act accordingly They move into a castle in Scotland, and thus begins their life change The terribly rich and terribly rude Patrick Torrance of Tinto sets his sights on Lady Mary, though she is in love with a humbler man Lord Lindores desperately wants his family to move up in the world, so he practically forces Mary into a nightmarish marriage Lady Edith is courted by a ridiculous duke, but she too is in love with another man Other characters in the rural tale include John Erskine of Dalrulzian who is in love with Edith, Nora Barrington Erskine s former tenant , and Rintoul Lord Lindores heir This story has a charmingly happy ending for all Do give it a try &EBOOK ⇔ The Ladies Lindores ↡ Margaret Oliphant Oliphant nee Margaret Oliphant Wilson , Scottish novelist and historical writer, daughter of Francis Wilson, was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian As a girl she constantly occupied herself with literary experiments, and inpublished her first novel Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland This she followed up inwith Caleb Field In Mayshe married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant He had very delicate health For the sake of his health they moved in Januaryto Florence, and thence to Rome, where Frank Oliphant died His wife, left almost entirely without resources, returned to England and took up the burden of supporting her three children by her own literary activity In the course of her long struggle with circumstances, Mrs Oliphant produced thanseparate works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories and volumes of literary criticism These works include A Beleaguered CityThe Little Pilgrim Further Experiences The Open Door, and the PortraitA Little PilgrimOld Lady Maryand Jeanne d Arc Her Life and Death