Klantenrecensie schrijven. Nuttigste klantenrecensies op Amazon. Geverifieerde aankoop. I have only read around pages of this novel so far and just like always nobody can tell a story like Catherine Cookson. I have eased into the story effortlessly. I am giving accolades to bad people in this novel and I am cursing the bad ones. Trust me this novel makes you curse a lot! This extremely large over six hundred pages book is to be my summer read. The novel is so good so far, I do not think it will take that much time at all. Catherine Cookson is not for the faint of heart.
This is not one of the gory, bloody thrillers you find in the best seller rack at the local store, but some of the finest historical literature that I have read. You will find raw England, along with coal mines with the filth and coal dust clogging your throat.
You will find what the upper class call crawlers, Gentry who is diabolical, lusty and heartless, but most important, you might see that whether mankind is rich or poor, when it comes to love and hate, are we naught the same? This is the second installment to the wonderful Tilly Trotter Trilogy, though I don't think it is the best of the three.
The first and the final ones are better than this one, in my opinion, but that could well be the break from the Northern England as Tilly sets sail with her new husband to America where he has been living for the past several years, returning to attend his father's funeral. It begins some 12 years after the first book ends still as Mark's mistress and housekeeper.
However, upon his death I felt she really should have married to whom she was better suited. So seeing her marry the wrong man, which seems a little incestuous even though they are not related, and then set sail to America and living a wholly different life than in England - I guess that is why this is not my favourite in the trilogy. But it does redeem itself upon her return home and becoming mistress of the house she was once a mistress of a different kind and housekeeper in. Still, the book is so easy to read and easily enjoyable, I always find myself swept back to the time and era of these books.
The series is highly addictive and Tilly is a wonderfully strong character. I love reading and watching how each one develops. Be warned though, you MUST read the books in order or you will miss parts in the story and they will not make sense. Tilly Trotter 2. Tilly Trotter Wed 3. Tilly Trotter Widowed. Shelves: british-literature , family-saga , historical-fiction , kindle , e-books , mtbr-challenge , fictionth-century , read , historical-romance. This is the second book of Tilly Trotter tetralogy.
Tilly's saga continues by showing her involvement with Mark and Matthew and they struggled to survive in the wild Texas with the constant and bloody attacks from the Comanches. Another unforgettable tale written in such an engaging and moving way that we cannot feel the plot drops for any moment. That is why I am a big fan of these old ladies romances.
And all Cookson characters show how they managed to endure their tough life, in spite of tragedi This is the second book of Tilly Trotter tetralogy. And all Cookson characters show how they managed to endure their tough life, in spite of tragedies coming up around them all the time.
Another magnificent book written by Dame Cookson. It seems there are too many autobiographical aspects in her stories. But I won't read Our Kate before reading some more books. View all 4 comments. Sep 17, Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it Shelves: england.
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Those who have read the first Tilly will know that Tilly finally crossed the line between nurse and "mistress" at the very end, becoming Mark Sopwith's lover. I feel the term "mistress" is the wrong word tho, as the relationship was quite respectable in my opinion and "mistress" may give the wrong impression. Tilly Weds opens twelve years after the first Tilly ended and she has been a loving wife to Mark in all but name. Now, she is pregnant with his child and he is going six feet under. Immedia Those who have read the first Tilly will know that Tilly finally crossed the line between nurse and "mistress" at the very end, becoming Mark Sopwith's lover.
Immediately following Mark's death, all his children gather around to debate and argue over her fate, her child's fate and of course, Mark's estate and finances. She moves back and forth from the manor to her cottage, deals with the loss of yet another dear friend, plays matchmaker, and has her baby. As usual, the village is ceaseless in their gossip and speculations regarding her. One particular villager, however, goes too far, and threatens the life of her baby.
Obviously, Tilly will never be happy nor safe and perhaps she should get away The opportunity for escape arises in the form of Matthew, the late Mark's son. This is where I got frustrated and started yelling "No, Tilly! Nevertheless, Tilly does not heed my warnings and she marries Matthew and with her beloved friend, Katie in tow, heads to Texas.
I didn't like the Texas tale. It felt too much like Cookson was trying to write a western at the spur of the moment. However, I eagerly await the next part of Tilly's life. Will she be able to deal with the secrets that arise regarding her new husband? Will she stay in America even after encountering more hostility from people? Nov 16, Shirley Revill rated it really liked it Shelves: classic , fiction. Loved the Catherine cookson books when they came out and still love them today.
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It was a very sad day when Catherine cookson died and her stories where no more. I like to think her memory lives on in the wonderful tales she told. If you come across a Catherine Cookson book they are well worth a read. Pure nostalgia. Highly recommended. May 26, Shonel Teke rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Tilly Trotter is an enigma: she has slept with Mark Sopwith an elderly man and been his mistress for many years, before his demise.
Life has never been kind to the alleged village witch, and this only worsens when she delivers an illegitimate child. Her beauty is apparently her downfall, as many people who choose to judge her are the same ones who have fallen in love and been denied by Tilly.
Book review: Tilly Trotter Widowed by Catherine Cookson – Pleasure of Reading
But strangely soon after, she falls in love and marries her ex-lover's eldest son Matthew. Wait, is th Tilly Trotter is an enigma: she has slept with Mark Sopwith an elderly man and been his mistress for many years, before his demise. Wait, is that even legal? People from back home recognize her, her reality is uncovered. Will her past ever leave her side? While Cookson tries to cook up the image of Tilly Trotter as a woman who has been judged, scorned and hated, you can't help but judge her yourself.
She is bold and beautiful, dynamic and demure, strong and courageous, but it doesn't add up. If you have a strong moral compass, you are going to hate this woman who can change partners and swap one Sopwith male for another. How on earth the author was able to suffer this character and draw it out into a trilogy is beyond me!!!
I did it! I finally read it! I really didn't think the first Tilly Trotter book needed a sequel As another review mentioned, this felt like a soap opera. One thing that bothers me about some of Cookson's books, is how quickly a character can denounce her love for a recently dead partner e. A Restless Need. Like, "I didn't know love until I loved you" etc. Like, her relationship with Mark Sopwith was a hundredfold more endearing than his bratty son Matthew, who was still a I did it! Like, her relationship with Mark Sopwith was a hundredfold more endearing than his bratty son Matthew, who was still a brat in adulthood.
The whole experience in Texas felt like a waste of time. The only good thing that came out of it was her adoption of Matthew's supposed bastard daughter and frumpy Katie finally finding love where otherwise she might grow to be a lonely spinster. And what's this about white hair? What, like it happened overnight? Doesn't it need to grow out at the roots for a bit Still, as with all Cookson books, it held my interest. Mar 20, Vivian rated it liked it Shelves: novels. The second installment this story has lots of surprises and very difficult choices for Tilly. One wonders how one person can attract so much difficulty.
Now, how to get my hands on installment 3. Dec 06, Punit Sahani rated it really liked it. My heart goes out to Tilly for all that she has faced from being called a witch, to being a mistress, to being a legally wedded wife, to being a widow and carrying 2 bastard children along May 18, Sarah rated it liked it.
The Tilly Trotter Trilogy by Catherine Cookson
Tilly Wed was the first one of her books I actually read because the TV series definitely left you hanging as to what happens next. It takes a somewhat soapera turn in this sequel with who she weds but I don't want to spoil the book. The sequel is set in the early days of settling Texas. The 3rd and final one is on my list to get eventually. Jun 22, Susan rated it liked it. As in most of Cookson's books she writes with strong female characters overcoming some miserable circumstance or misfortune.
I also love the English accents given her characters. If you like books set in old England and well developed characters, you will enjoy books by Catherine Cookson! Tilly Trotter Wed is part of a series. May 18, Lili rated it liked it Shelves: paperback , novel , read-a-long-time-ago.