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by Rosalind Laker

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ISBN:
0385237456
ISBN13:
978-0385237451
Author:
Rosalind Laker
Publisher:
Doubleday; 1st edition (June 3, 1987)
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Pages:
356 pages
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1955 kb
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1664 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.9

He had hated every moment of being away from home in a bleak environment where harsh discipline and the frequent use of the birch had been the rule of the day.

Rosalind Laker ithstood in stoic silence whatever punishment had come his way while weaker boys had frequently fainted or collapsed. Remembering how his mother had failed to grasp the fundamentals of reading and writing, he had felt deep compassion for those pupils punished for failing to keep up an educational standard beyond their abilities or comprehension

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Rosalind Laker imaginatively traces Hester’s journey from rags to riches, obscurity to renown against the . The Silver Touch’ is an evocative slice of London life and one spirited woman’s journey to success against the odds

Rosalind Laker imaginatively traces Hester’s journey from rags to riches, obscurity to renown against the backdrop of 18th Century London. From the moment flame-haired Hester meets John Bateman, a goldsmith’s apprentice, both of their lives change forever. Hester ignites a passion in John that threatens to unsettle his lofty aspirations. The Silver Touch’ is an evocative slice of London life and one spirited woman’s journey to success against the odds. It is a tale of love, artistry and true devotion, based on the remarkable life of one indomitable woman. Get your FREE copy now

Rosalind Laker has written a number of historic romance novels from 1970 to. .She has written many good books, and I have read most of them ommend her books.

Rosalind Laker has written a number of historic romance novels from 1970 to 2011 with many titles a.Rosalind Laker's best-selling novel about Catherine The Great has been reprinted to coincide with Helen Mirren's Sky drama about the queen. She has written many good books, and I have read most of them ommend her books, and know you would enjoy reading them.

The Silver Touch book. This is not one of Laker's better books and I actually gave up about page 50 or so. It's about a woman who marries a man in the gold/silver making profession in London around the reign of George II. The main characters were not that engaging, it's a period I'm not that interested in and I really didn't want to suffer through 400 pages of intricate details of the silver trade.

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In eighteenth-century England, Hester Bateman marries a young silversmith apprentice and, while raising a family of six, struggles against poverty to become the matriarch of a successful silver business
Reviews:
  • Neol
I doubt much is known of the life of Hester Bateman and her children. Then again, perhaps a lot is known about them and their private lives. There was a Lord Mayor of London named James Esdaile and Laker has kept faithful with all the names of important characters in this book, though I don't know who Sarah might have been.

In any case, this was a very engaging read and had me looking up images of Bateman silver pieces intermittently on the internet. Whether it's all true or mostly through Laker's imagination that these romances and dramas bloomed, it doesn't matter when the story and characters keep you reading.

This is my second Laker novel and I'm going to go and grab a third one.
  • Throw her heart
What a wonderful book. This was a book about a woman's life. Hester ended up an orphan, was raised by her step-brother, married her true love, had a family and a wonderful life. This is a lengthy book and, as with life, there were some slower parts but they all needed to be told to complete the story. What I really liked about this book was there wasn't any excessive violence or explicit sexual scenes. The instances of each were written and then past, nothing explicit or sensational to shock the reader. If I have a gripe about the story, it is this. There are times when it moves forward in the future that is a bit confusing until you figure out what's going on. When you read this, you will understand. That, though is the only thing I found that I didn't like about the book.

This story was beautifully written. I became involved in Hester's life and cared what happened to her and her family. I laughed with her and cried with her. I rejoiced in her achievements and sympathized in her losses. This is a story that women will like, as another reviewer stated.
  • Konetav
The Silver Touch is not a feel-good, HEA historical romance. However, this book is a very well written historical love story that spans a lifetime of hopes, dreams, loss, sacrifice, frustration and resolve. The characters are all uniquely different and their flaws are not explained away.

In the beginning, I was not sure I was going to like this book (possibly not even finish this book) because it seemed somewhat depressing. I am certainly glad I continued to read. Every spectrum of emotion is portrayed, as is every type of human character. This book is 400 pages long by necessity because it is Hester's live-long saga.
  • Irostamore
This story captivated my imagination for a time in England when a person's very survival depended on the people they were raised with and the station in life they inherited. Much of this book evolves to show how much hard work and good fortune could improve their lot, but so much still rested with fate. I enjoyed all the characters and the family life of each, the twists and turns of the plot, and the eventual success of the main character, and like us all, her inability to mold her children as well as her silver. It is a picture of a very strong woman at a time that did not encourage women to show strength.
  • Agalen
I recommend this book. There are errors in the book, but the reader will not notice them once he is past the first fifty pages. The storyline is about a family of goldsmiths and silversmiths who ply their trade, and the author writes the story very well. Although they experienced good times and bad times, they reflected what is happening in the world.. America is being born, England has already suffered the pangs of birth, and the industrial revolution is about to bloom which will give rise to the middle class. The book has an energy about it that readers will love!

Thank you, Ms. Laker, for a good read!
  • Nalme
I enjoyed this story very much. It starts out with a 12 year old Hannah being orphaned and losing her home and everything she held dear. She's penniless but as she grows and matures in mind and spirit she's able to make a happy life for herself through a loving marriage and a family. There are lows and highs to her life but she's tough and survives. She learns the silver trade from her husband and helps him in his career. It's about home and family, hopes and dreams. A pleasant read.
  • Makaitist
My one objection to this book is that it didn't have a plot, per se; it read more like a biography than a novel. I've given bad reviews to such novels in the past, but this book is different because rather than being thinly veiled autobiography, like the ones I've panned, it was clearly supposed to be about this charming fictional character, Hester, who rose from rags to riches in a time and place where that rarely happened.

In addition, the book was meticulously researched as to its historical elements, and was stylistically sound and well edited. Very well done!
Follows a family's life and loves through the tale of their business. Unfortunately, there was too much technical jargon and description, particularly at the beginning. Just because you did lots of research, doesn't mean the reader is interested in being beaten over the head with it. The ending of book seemed too long, or too short depending on your feelings.