Bardwell's Folly: A Love Story

E Books Bardwell s Folly A Love Story What a very pleasant read this was This authors work is always a delight to read It s like putting on a pair of comfy slippers grab your throw hot chocolate an

E-Books Bardwell's Folly: A Love Story What a very pleasant read this was.This authors work is always a delight to read.It's like putting on a pair of comfy slippers, grab your throw, hot chocolate and laze on the sofa and read. That's how much I lover her books.So pleasant to read and you don't have to work hard.Dori and her brother live in a house that replicates their Fathers house, a southern plantation house, this is in Massachusetts.It's known historically as Bardwell House.There's a lot of controversy, family secrets and even a death surrounding all of this which makes for a great family plot.Racism is touched on too concerning a racist joke.There is some romance in this, enough to keep the romantics happy in they're seats. This is a full bodied saga that I enjoyed from start to finish.. Bardwell's Folly: A Love Story is a Kindle Dori Bardwell s father was the white Southern author of THE novel about slavery, a man who settled his large family up north in a replica of a plantation house and never spoke of his past A tragic accident pulled Dori from college to care for her only remaining brother, but now the money is running out, her ex boyfriend appears intent on revenge, a media baron has designsDori Bardwell s father was the white Southern author of THE novel about slavery, a man who settled his large family up north in a replica of a plantation house and never spoke of his past A tragic accident pulled Dori from college to care for her only remaining brother, but now the money is running out, her ex boyfriend appears intent on revenge, a media baron has designs on her father s last, unfinished manuscript, and her own thoughtless blackface joke is about to go viral and turn her life upside down.With a new, media savvy African American friend, Dori embarks on a voyage into her family s secret history that might just lead her right back to where she started.If you like humorous, heartfelt book club fiction with a strong romantic thread, a love of literature, and a sharp eye for race and class in America, you ll love BARDWELL S FOLLY Dori is a fabulous, sympathetic character, caught up in a rollicking, funny, original, beautifully written journey Lucia Nevai, author of SALVATION Once again, Sandra Hutchison expertly weaves enticing characters with captivating imagery, creating a story so engrossing it s impossible to put down and even harder to forget S.M Freedman, author of THE FAITHFUL and IMPACT WINTERIncludes discussion questions.. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Sandra Hutchison survived her parents move to the small town of Greenfield, Massachusetts one snowy winter and eventually stopped sulking about it, though it s possible she s still working it out in her fiction She lives in upstate New York, where she works on her writing when she is not teaching at Hudson Valley Community College.She s a jack of all the English major trades high school teacher, acquisitions editor, marketing manager, creative director, freelance copywriter, and adjunct professor She founded Sheer Hubris Press in 2013 to try putting all those skills to work at the same time Sadly, it requires way math than she had counted on Her computer and phone are constantly trying to tell her she has spelled her last name wrong and yours probably will, too It is, in fact, Hutchison with only one n, which only matters if you are trying to send her an email sandrahutchison at sheerhubris.Although Sandra seldom comments on reviews because that s apparently considered unseemly , she welcomes your honest feedback, and she will happily respond to most messages sent via email, or here at , or via Facebook or Twitter.. A viral Books Bardwell's Folly: A Love Story What a very pleasant read this was.This authors work is always a delight to read.It's like putting on a pair of comfy slippers, grab your throw, hot chocolate and laze on the sofa and read. That's how much I lover her books.So pleasant to read and you don't have to work hard.Dori and her brother live in a house that replicates their Fathers house, a southern plantation house, this is in Massachusetts.It's known historically as Bardwell House.There's a lot of controversy, family secrets and even a death surrounding all of this which makes for a great family plot.Racism is touched on too concerning a racist joke.There is some romance in this, enough to keep the romantics happy in they're seats. This is a full bodied saga that I enjoyed from start to finish.
Bardwell s Folly A Love Story Kindle edition by Nov , Bardwell s Folly starts out in a comfortable place, with all the characters and trappings of a cozy pastoral romantic comedy, then expands gradually into something else a journey of self discovery that involves elements of racial strife and class tensions, as well as Bardwell s Folly A Love Story Hutchison, Sandra Nov , Bardwell s Folly starts out in a comfortable place, with all the characters and trappings of a cozy pastoral romantic comedy, then expands gradually into something else a journey of self discovery that involves elements of racial strife and class tensions, as well as A great book Bardwell s Folly by Sandra Hutchison Nov , A great book Bardwell s Folly by Sandra Hutchison November , by Tahlia Newland A highly engaging story with well fleshed out characters and flawless prose. Bardwell s Folly A Love Story IndieBound Bardwell s Folly Paperback A Love Story By Sandra Hutchison Sheer Hubris Press, , pp Publication Date November , BookView with Sandra Hutchison, author of Bardwell s Folly Jan , Bardwell s Folly is a very American journey into race, class, literature, family, and second chances About the book What is the book about Book giveaway for Bardwell s Folly A Love Story by Sandra Nov , Book Giveaway For Bardwell s Folly A Love Story Bardwell s Folly A Love Story by Sandra Hutchison Author Release date Nov , .

  1. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Sandra Hutchison survived her parents move to the small town of Greenfield, Massachusetts one snowy winter and eventually stopped sulking about it, though it s possible she s still working it out in her fiction She lives in upstate New York, where she works on her writing when she is not teaching at Hudson Valley Community College.She s a jack of all the English major trades high school teacher, acquisitions editor, marketing manager, creative director, freelance copywriter, and adjunct professor She founded Sheer Hubris Press in 2013 to try putting all those skills to work at the same time Sadly, it requires way math than she had counted on Her computer and phone are constantly trying to tell her she has spelled her last name wrong and yours probably will, too It is, in fact, Hutchison with only one n, which only matters if you are trying to send her an email sandrahutchison at sheerhubris.Although Sandra seldom comments on reviews because that s apparently considered unseemly , she welcomes your honest feedback, and she will happily respond to most messages sent via email, or here at , or via Facebook or Twitter.

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  1. What a very pleasant read this was.This authors work is always a delight to read.It s like putting on a pair of comfy slippers, grab your throw, hot chocolate and laze on the sofa and read That s how much I lover her books.So pleasant to read and you don t have to work hard.Dori and her brother live in a house that replicates their Fathers house, a southern plantation house, this is in Massachusetts.It s known historically as Bardwell House.There s a lot of controversy, family secrets and even a [...]


  2. This was a most interesting and surprising read Dori Bardwell is just about coping with her father s literary legacy and his big old house she can t afford to keep up much longer, an old boyfriend and a new friend, her exhausting job, her stoner brother, and annoying ladies at teatime But it all becomes too much when she s plunged into the middle of a social media controversy over an ill considered racist joke She escapes into the pull of a past she s always avoided, and goes in search of answer [...]


  3. An engaging romantic tale with some surprising and rewarding twistsThis is the second novel of Sandra Hutchison s I have read The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire was the first and she has a crafty way of leading you by the hand to unexpected destinations Bardwell s Folly starts out in a comfortable place, with all the characters and trappings of a cozy pastoral romantic comedy, then expands gradually into something else a journey of self discovery that involves elements of racial strife and class [...]


  4. Eudora Dori Bardwell is one of two children left in the Bardwell family after a tragic accident killed her entire family Her father was a Pulitzer Prize winning author who wrote one of the best known books on anti slavery He died with somewhat grandiose ideas as to his legacy which left his two surviving children in virtual poverty Dori is working two jobs to make ends meet The family home has been left to create a memorial focused on her fathers writing and she is left to the mercy of the Board [...]


  5. Bardwell s Folly is hard to nail down Is it literary fiction or women s fiction Is it humorous and satirical or serious Should a reader come away being entertained by the story as told, or is there some hidden meaning or point to be gleaned by looking a little deeper The answers to all of these questions are obviously a big resounding yes Or no Whatever you want the answer to be to any of those questions including all of the above, it fits the bill I was amused by Dori, but still took what was h [...]


  6. UnexpectedWhen I see the romance genre heading I expect a bit of fluff and a quick read with plots that carry over again and again Not so, this Funny, thought provoking, intelligent and time well spent with characters who felt very real.


  7. Two Two Two Books In One This is the story of Dori, a red headed, underemployed, fledgling spinster living in a rapidly dilapidating mansion in the Berkshires willed to her by her Pulitzer Prize winning father who also left her no money One day, Dori runs into her high school sweetheart, Joe, who she hasn t talked with in a decade due to a very public argument that ended their relationship He s still a hottie even hotter since they dated because now he s a volunteer firefighter who owns his own [...]


  8. What could have been view as just another romance goes much deeper with family secrets and race relationse characters move through the story with humor and grace There is an immediate connection with the characters who are rich and multidimensional This author is new to me, but having enjoyed this story so muchI couldn t put it down once I started readingI know I ll be seeking out of her books This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.



  9. Sandra Hutchison has done it again Like The Awful Mess A Love Story and The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire before it, Bardwell s Folly appears on first glance to be a typical book about women and human interactions in modern day life But a few pages down the road, you really want to know about each character You re pulled in, and surprised by events and people s reactions to them All three of her novels are the kind of books you keep trying to read while making dinner and after it s bedtime In [...]


  10. Barwell s Folly was a book that really highlighted and explored the life of an author who was tragically killed along with his wife and some of his children Dori Bardwell and her brother are the only family that was not killed Her father was a white author who wrote a book about slavery He even had a replica plantation house built Dori resides in the home but it is maintained through a foundation that her father set up Dori struggles with the feelings she has about her father He was an alcoholic [...]


  11. I ve read Sandra Hutchison s first two novels The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire and The Awful Mess and loved them both Now there is a third novel for me to love and tell all my reader friends to grab a copy.In this story, Eudora Dori Bardwell and her stoner brother, Salinger, are living in a small town in upper Massachusetts The house is a replica of a southern plantation home her father, Bedford Bardwell, built as a living legacy to himself and his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tea and Slavery [...]


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