From Fields of Gold

Not only a cheater but a blatant unapologetic cheater and his doormat wife sighhttps www goodreads com review show The best From Fields of Gold Author Alexandra Ripley

Not only a cheater...but a blatant, unapologetic cheater...and his doormat wife. sighhttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show...The best From Fields of Gold Author Alexandra Ripley am Ebook Fifteen years after the Civil War, Francesca Standish is poor and a spinster Nate Richardson is determined to obtain the patent for a machine that can earn him a fortune in the tobacco industry Francesca names the price the rights to the machine in return for marriage to her.. Alexandra Ripley was an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett, the sequel to Gone with the Wind Her first novel was Who s the Lady in the President s Bed Charleston, her first historical novel, was a bestseller, as were her next books On Leaving Charleston, The Time Returns, and New Orleans Legacy Scarlett received some bad reviews, but was very successful nonetheless She attended the elite Ashley Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.She died in Richmond, Virginia, and is survived by two daughters from her first marriage to Leonard Ripley, a son in law and granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth.Ripley has also published works under the name B.K Ripley.. Popular Kindle From Fields of Gold Why I Forgot About This Book At the Bottom Of My Closet and Probably Should Have Left It There.As you can tell from the above, I was not a happy camper with this book. The basic story is the h Chess marries the womanizing man ho (okay the H) Nate. She also comes with a patent for a fancy schmancy tobacco rolling machine-- yep this is the beginning of the smoking industry before we all got wiser and learned Just Say NO. Chess is an amazing woman for her time, as the author would have you believe, she stands with Nate as a partner in his burgeoning business, runs a gracious Southern home and is a proud mama of a feisty little girl. Nate is a womanizer, three mistresses at a time, various visits to bordellos and a fatal infatuation for kinky sex with his minister brother's wife who is a manipulative witch of the first order. In spite of all this manly love he is dishing out, he can't even make sure his wife enjoys sex because "ladies don't like sex". So what does that make his sister in law who is a minister's wife? The worst part of all this is Nate feels ashamed of his addiction to sex and he tearfully confesses to Chess his inability to let his affair with his sister in law go. So they go to England, Chess to buy furniture, Nate to get out of his affair with Lily the sister in law. While there Chess meets her cousin Randal who is an amazing lover and starts up an affair. She is now 45 and has been married for 15 years and has never been kissed or had an orgasm. Well at least the girl gets some and she is really enthralled. Time moves on, as it does and Nate and Chess return to the US and in the course of events Lily has a son and tells Nate it is his. Nate is over the moon of course and Lily is ecstatic cause now she can really make Nate pay through the nose. Lily has been charging for her services over the years and previously lost her remittances in a bank failure, but she is smexxing Nate for all he is worth and he cheerfully forks over the cash. Chess basically tells Nate he is a pig, the boy is probably Lily's husband's and not his, (and given the alternative entry positions, I have to agree) and he better start appreciating his daughter or life will soon become horrible for him at home. She also adds he needs to wash as he has never come home stinking of his women before and don't think he can start now. With all of this edifying and enlightening action going on, Nate and Chess are invited to the Vanderbilt's and there Chess runs into Randall again. Randall has decided he is in love with Chess and she should divorce Nate, get a huge settlement and go shack up with him. Chess decides she needs to make Nate admit his love and smex him up for good times in bed. This happens on the last page and bang, supposed HEA.My Take-- WTF? The ending of this story was badly done. There is no resolution to the Lily plot, there is no reconfiguring of the marriage or any acknowledgement that a new beginning is being made and there is no guarantee or attempt to assure the reader that Nate really loves his wife and will stay faithful. I know he won't stay faithful, the man's a dog. He loves Chess but he isn't in love and Chess, for all she acts like an 18 year old ingénue, should have gotten a better resolution. Ms. Ripley was a Southern Lady and I do mean that capitalized, unfortunately it comes across in her writing. Her gentility gets in the way of really writing what needs to be written to make us believe Nate and Chess have a chance in the love stakes. Nate needed to have a revelation that he could have moderately kinky sex with Chess and both could enjoy it. Chess needed to hear Nate apologize and explain that he really wants her and only her. As it is left, Nate will be having nice sweet sex with Chess and go to Lily when he needs to get his kinda kink on. Even the kink part is ladylike and if your going into sexual obsession, you have to be gritty. Polite little descriptions are okay, but they don't convey the power of a full fledged sexual obsession. Surprisingly, she did a good job of describing Chess's infatuation with Randall but fails miserably when it comes to Nate. I know Nate's obsessed because she tells me he is, I know Chess is obsessed because she shows me. Randall is another sore point. Chess deserved some lovin', no one more, but she also deserved a better lover than Randall who basically comes off as chasing her for her money. This is a deliberate character bias on the author's part, cause Randall was actually decent to Chess and treated her like a desirable woman. I wanted Chess to be with Randall, he cared. Ms Ripley realized too late that she wrote herself into a corner and had to make Randall look like a jerk so Chess would stay with manho Nate. This book was such a disappointment on the romance front, I had to throw it in the back of a closet and it is going back there now. If you read this, read for the history, the famous historical characters and the interesting story of a woman who carves out a place for herself in business as a" power behind the throne" thing. Don't read it for the romance cause IMO, there isn't much of one.
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  1. Alexandra Ripley was an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett, the sequel to Gone with the Wind Her first novel was Who s the Lady in the President s Bed Charleston, her first historical novel, was a bestseller, as were her next books On Leaving Charleston, The Time Returns, and New Orleans Legacy Scarlett received some bad reviews, but was very successful nonetheless She attended the elite Ashley Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.She died in Richmond, Virginia, and is survived by two daughters from her first marriage to Leonard Ripley, a son in law and granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth.Ripley has also published works under the name B.K Ripley.

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  1. Why I Forgot About This Book At the Bottom Of My Closet and Probably Should Have Left It There.As you can tell from the above, I was not a happy camper with this book The basic story is the h Chess marries the womanizing man ho okay the H Nate She also comes with a patent for a fancy schmancy tobacco rolling machine yep this is the beginning of the smoking industry before we all got wiser and learned Just Say NO Chess is an amazing woman for her time, as the author would have you believe, she st [...]



  2. Unusual Love Story, Rich in Detail of Both the American South and Aristocratic London in late 19th CenturyHaving read Alexandra Ripley s Scarlett, I was eager to read another by this author.It begins in the South in 1875 Francesca Chess Standish, was raised to be a lady but the Civil War left her at 30 with only a rundown plantation and a patent on her grandfather s machine to make cigarettes Once her life was filled with laughter, now she is gray and glum She wants to be married but has all but [...]



  3. I loved this book Alexandra Ripley s writing style is very engaging I couldn t put this book down The characters are terrific, and there was so much I could relate to which is why I love historical fiction in the first place If you enjoy novels like Gone with the Wind, then you will love From Fields of Gold Great read.



  4. I remember I loved this book but may need to revisit bc I remember very little except it was a major saga I accidentally ran across this at the library probably 8 years ago.


  5. A good look into post civil war America of the south Ripley has a good hand for realistic descriptions and a complex story line I love her descriptions of fashions of the day The settings of North Carolina, and London, England shows a love of diverse countries.The only area I found lacking was the lack of depth of the relationship between mother and daughter.All in all a good read.


  6. Paperback An Outstanding American Historical Romance era 1875 after the Civil War, an awesome, rich novel The historical detailed were well researched giving us a powerful novel set in the old south Before the Civil War the South was rich and beautiful with large lush plantations But after the war the south had fallen into disarray and Francesca Chess Standish was no exception Francesca being the main character is a believable, lively, strong woman described in detail as all the characters are i [...]


  7. I m a huge fan of Gone with the Wind and I like to read books about the good old days of the glorious South Alexandra Ripley wrote the sequel Scarlett , so I was quite curious about this story and I wasn t disappointed.After the Civil War, the southern aristocrats are facing hard times Chess Standish has a difficult time keeping the old farm going but, when a young entrepreneur named Nate Richardson knocks at her door, offering to buy the patent to a tobacco machine her grandfather invented, Che [...]


  8. The story takes place 15 years after the Civil War in antebellum Virginia Francesca Chess Standish lives on a much reduced plantation Nate is a young entrepreneur from North Carolina who learns of a patent owned by Chess s grandfather for a cigarette rolling machine Nate want to buy the patent, but Chess has a deal to make She is now too old, tall and thin, and poor She bargains with Nate to marry her and give her a family in return for the patent She becomes a very good business partner, but do [...]


  9. By the author who wrote the sequel to Gone With the Wind From Fields of Gold does not follow those same characters but delves into the lives of those who lived in the Carolinas after the Civil War I learned a bit about tobacco growing, harvesting, and processing It was pleasing to read that the hard work of the main characters brought eventual success The rapid growth of their town and forecasting of many successful inventions and investments was unbelievable The affairs, the excessive spending, [...]


  10. Lovely escape fiction to a time long before mine, when inventions were mind boggling for the time, just as they seem to be now It certainly gives truth to the adage, if you can dream it, you can make it real Love when authors insert real historical characters into a book to make the story seem real I don t know of many avid readers who have not heard about Oscar Wilde And finally, loved her final page This book is a work of fiction No one ever really beat Buck Duke Makes me want to check out Buc [...]


  11. Loved this book As expected the author brought an amazing historical romance to life The time in America when anyone could make it big with a lot of hard work some great ideas The love story between Chess Nathan is beautiful in it s own way because it makes you remember that sometimes the thing you long for the most has been in front of your face all along.


  12. Ripley always does an excellent job of portraying her heroines with gentle sensibilities and realistic universal themes that transcend time Specifically, her description of Chess relationship with Nate, an all too easily tempted man is in love with his brother s wife I ve read this book about 2x I ve enjoyed it both


  13. A co worker at the time lent this to me This was not a book I normally would ve picked up, but once I did I couldn t put it down I was immersed, hooked, and looking for any opportunity to read I even have re read this book a couple of times since Wonderful author I was sorry to learn she had died Thankful she shared her talent with the world before her passing.


  14. ripley s done it again i LOVE this book Chess, nate, and lily seem like real people to me ive read this book so many times there were a few parts i decided to skip over IS a romance, u know but the ending is to die for i actually cried the first time i read it, and i dont usually cry over books read it today.


  15. If anything had actually happened in this book, I might have liked it Chess is sad that no one lives her, Nate s sad because he s poor Nate makes money and sleeps around Chess pisses and moans until the last three pages.


  16. The book describes the era It looks at the hardships that one faces in life and the conviction to succeed Tess and Nate s story show that even though life is difficult at times, trust, love, forgiveness and inner strength can make us a success.


  17. Written by the author of Scarlett, the sequel to Gone to the Wind, this book follows the tobacco industry as it began in North Carolina Interesting and somewhat romantic, but not completely engrossing.



  18. I m having trouble finding this one However, someone said that this is actually the German translation of From Fields of Gold So I m thinking this is not a separate AR book.



  19. I loved this bookloved the story.I was very sad when this ended.You really get to know the characters and to see them over come things and grow in love and wealth.A hard book to put down.








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