The Drapers Daughter

The Drapers Daughter A Thrilling Historical Novel By The Author Of The Secret Healer Cologne, 1351 Elisabeth And Stephen Hardenstein Are Twins, But They Could Not Be Different While Elisabeth Is Inspired By The Family Business, Absorbing Everything Her Father Shows Her About The Cloth Trade, Stephen Enjoys A Leisurely Life And Pays Little Attention To Their Father S Teachings Elisabeth Recognizes Her True Vocation As A Tradeswoman, And Though The Odds Are Stacked Against Her, She Pursues Her Passion.When The Twins Father Suffers A Tragic Stroke, The Tables Turn Suddenly Stephen Is Interested In Running The Draper S Shop His Father Left Behind, And He Takes The Lead In Managing The Family Business But Elisabeth Can T Sit Idly By And Watch As He Makes Bad Decisions And Accumulates Debts Stephen Pushes Her To Marry As Soon As Possible, Even Proposing A Suitor, But Elisabeth Has Her Own Ideas About Matters Of The Heart Are Her Talents In The Art Of Negotiation Enough To Win Her Both The Job Of Her Dreams And The Man She Truly Loves For me, the tale started slowly, and at one stage I did consider leaving it there but I persevered The story, set in Cologne 1351, is of a remarkable young woman, who defies the conventions of the times by wanting to continue in her father s trade Family set backs, and a truly odious brother, ensure that the reader is constantly on the side of the underdog in this case, our heroine Elizabeth.What is remarkable was Elizabeth s determination to overcome convention and stride out on her own a For me, the tale started slowly, and at one stage I did consider leaving it there but I persevered The story, set in Cologne 1351, is of a remarkable young woman, who defies the conventions of the times by wanting to continue in her father s trade Family set back
I received this book as part of a First Reads Giveaway.I didn t expect to read The Draper s Daughter in one sitting, but Elisabeth s journey captivated me from the very beginning Ellin Carsta successfully depicts medieval Germany without inundating the reader with minutiae, but still establishing co
How about a little Girl Power in 1300 s Germany How about a lot The Draper s Daughter has plenty to spare It is full of strong women characters, not only working with the men around them, but at times surpassing them I became so caught up in the story that I finished this eBook in one sitting I so wanted Elisabeth to succeed no matter how many roadblocks were thrown up in her way I will admit to a little author hate when things continued to go wrong, but I think in the end it made for a be How about a little Girl Power in 1300 s Germany How about a lot The Draper s Daughter has plenty to spare It is full of strong women characters, not only working with the men around them, but at times surpassing them I became so caught up in the story that I finished this eBook in one sitting I so wanted Elisabeth to succeed no matter how many roadblocks were thrown up in her way I will admit to a little author hate when things continued to go wrong, but I think in the end it made for a better story and a stronger cast I would definitely read another book by this author translator team Translating from German to English can be difficult and some of the language was a little stilted but it quickly picked up For a Historical Fiction piece, I would have enjoyed a bithistory and a little less fiction I would simply classify this as fiction, since you needthan a past date and a real town
A sweet book, but a little sparse I would have likedin depth information about Germany in the 1300 s The story centers on Elisabeth, who is qualified andthan eager to take over her father s business, but has to fight bitterly against the prejudice against women, as well as her brother s incompetence and misjudged certainty he is the right and only heir to the family business It s a pleasant enough read, but not meaty enough to totally satisfy me.Thank you Netgalley,Crossin A sweet book, but a little sparse I would have likedin depth information about Germany in the 1300 s The story centers on Elisabeth, who is qualified andthan eager to take over her father s business, but has to fight bitterly against the prejudice against women, as well as her brother s incompetence and
the Judenschlacht or pogrom of August 24, 1349 The surviving Jews left Cologne and returned only by degrees, which had a major effect on commerce in the city Note from Author This book is actually set after the Judenschlacht Elizabeth is a draper s daughter, who has a mother with depression and a a brother who seems to be nothing but trouble Her brother is sent to work as an apprentice, in order, to be able to run the family business Elizabeth in the meantime is an apprentice to her f the Judenschlacht or pogrom of August 24, 1349 The surviving Jews left Cologne and returned only by degrees, which had a major effect on commerce in the city Note from Author This book is actually set after the Judenschlacht Elizabeth is a draper s daughter, who has a mother with depression and a a brother who seems to be nothing but trouble Her brother is sent to work as an apprentice, in order, to be able to run the family business Elizabeth in the meantime is an apprentice to her father and taking care of her mom and other duties Then the brother moves home after being thrown out of his apprentice job and sent home Can Elizabeth keep her life going and not be married off Is it fair for a woman to only be able to work under a man s name Can Cologne be forgiven and the Jewish people come back to trade and the insistent rain stop so business can come back to Co
A delightful story of hope, tenacity, tragedy, disappointment successIn the 1300 s in Cologne Germany, women weren t considered capable of doing anythingthan having children and taking care of a house Most women weren t even allowed to learn to read or be educated in any way Then along came Elizabeth strong headed, determined, and at turned out, very talented when it came to business She was the Draper s daughter Normally her twin brother, Stephen, would have been the natural choice t A delightful story of hope, tenacity, tragedy, disappointment successIn the 1300 s in Cologne Germany, women weren t considered capable of doing anythingthan having children and taking care of a house Most women weren t even allowed to learn to read o
Good solid 3 stars Its been a very long time since I ve read a book in one day Maybe that saysabout my life in the last few yearsbut it also says a lot about this book Its an easy read and engaging Its also predictable and, at times, so cheesy I literally scoffed out loud and laugh when it wasn t meant to be funny The characters are almost too perfectly flawed or so full of prophetic wisdom that it comes off WAY cheesy BUT, I enjoyed it and I purchased another of Ellin Carsta s Good solid 3 stars Its been a very long time since I ve read a book in one day Maybe that saysabout my life in the last few yearsbut it also says a lot about this book Its an easy read and engaging Its also p
Although i felt this was at times a little slow, it was quite an enjoyable and easy read There isn t much that i can add to this review that others haven t already said It is the first time that i have read any novels by this author and i would like to try .I received this e
I found this compulsive and read it in one sitting finishing at 3.30am It s unusual but very pleasant to find an easy to read, historical novel I m hooked now and have just downloaded The Secret Healer, from the same author, as a freePrime read. Another wonderful book for Ellin CarstaI believe that this is the third of her books I ve enjoyed I have also read books one and two of her Secret Healer series and am hoping for a book three.I highly recommend The Draper s Daughter.