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A strong willed year old in the MOBI #245 girl fights for survival in th century North America Francoise Laurent has never had an easy life The only surviving child of a destitute washerwoman and wayward soldier she must rely only on herself to get by When her parents die suddenly from the smallpox ravishing New France Francoise sees it as a chance to escape the life she thought she was trapped inSeizing her newfound opportunity Francoise takes a job as an aide to the wife of a wea. First off a big thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press for the oppurtunity to indulge me in my reading addiction The Hangman in the Mirror is a wonderful historical fiction I liked how in the end we were given a as true as can be told account of the hangman and his coy bride Francoise's early years in life were very hard yet she aspired to be so much better She really moved me with her dreams though I had a hard time liking her due to her attitude towards those around her She seemed truly heartless at times Secondary characters weren't well fleshed out but I think it worked with this novel as it was about Francoise and her life I will say the identity of the hangman is very predictable From the moment he came across the page I knew who Francoise would have to persuade Though I'm a bit of a history buff I am not as knowledgable on French history as I had never heard of the hangman law beforeI'm very interested in the play version of this novel that our author Kate Cayley co wrote Mainly to see if Francoise and Jean make it okay The one thing that irratated me was I started to notice I only had a few pages to go before the ending and while things were picking up speed I was praying there wouldn't be a cliffhanger Alas there was It wasn't a terribe one but I wished it would have gone just a tiny bit farther Only a teeny tiny bit I liked Cayley's writing style She had a way with the language In some period time novels you can tell when the author was struggling to find the right dialogue In this novel though it flowed easily and smooth It's much appreciated

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The Hangman in the MirrorTenced to death by hanging Once again Francoise is left to her own devices to survive Is she cunning enough Hangman in the PDF #203 to convince the prisoner in the cell beside her to become the hangman and marry her which by law is the only thing that could save her lifeBased on an actual story and filled with illuminating historical detail The Hangman in the Mirror transports readers to the harsh landscape of a new land that is filled with even harsher class divisions and injustic. Read reviews at Yearning to ReadThe Hangman in the Mirror by Kate CayleyPages 248Release Date July 7th 2011Date Read 2011 November 22nd 30th Received NetGalleyRating 55 starsRecommended to 13SUMMARY Francoise has never known wealth or even a good life Her mother came to New France a whore and married her father a drunken soldier Together they barely scrapped a living relying on Francoise for much Francoise herself however has never given up her dreams of a fine life When tragedy befalls her family she takes her chances as a lady's maid But how can a girl of the streets survive in such a place Francoise's mistrust may be the end of it allMY THOUGHTS I love it when I'm rightI've had my eye on this book for months before it even came out Despite its unappealing cover I was intrigued I entered a contest for it but didn't win so I waitedThen it popped up on the screen on NetGalley I did not hesitate Yet I started it warily unsure but totally loving it and hoping it would stay amazingYes it did stay amazing So amazing that I held my breath the entire time Many people said that the suspense was lost because too much was revealed I even guessed a few things correctly which I usually don't do because I don't like to speculate or I just can't figure it out But the main thing to do while reading this is to speculate as little as possible Just enjoy the story suspense in other areas will keep youThe writing I must say gripped and held me It was beautiful prose and Francoise's voice was strong and prominent from the first pages The writing has a huge role in reeling me in I was definitely caught by the bait That and the prologue I think it's so great to start the story toward the end to give a taste of foreboding dangerCHARACTER NOTES I loved every character within these pages The book is so short that I expected it to be like other short books with little character development I don't know what happened but these characters were like magic As soon as they were presented it was like I immediately knew themAnd while this could be said about every single one I must say something specific about Francoise for it was especially true for her It was literally the first page the prologue that had me going Wow I like her style her voice; I sympathize; I fear for her wow After that I felt like she was able to grow as a person because she was already developed in my mind It was a lovely display of one aspect of great literature and I heartily give my applauseSTORY NOTES I have a thing about disliking short books I'm not trying to but I feel like I don't like almost any of the short books getting rave reviewsBut here here is one of the few that I love Because of the characters as I said before; and because the world isn't a complex fantasy world there was no need to explain a lot or get the reader to picture everything correctly It was our world through and through easy to imagine and therefore leaving room for things to grow naturally in the reader's mind as the story progressedNow I'll admit it's a simple story Don't read too much about it or else it might make it seem even less complicated Go in with very few expectations and you should be just as awed as I was Because there are really only two ways it could goI will tell you now that I literally had NO clue until the very last page Talk about suspenseIn any case I love the path the story took how it was straight to the point but still had a good amount of emotional depth I am so pleasedSUMMING IT UP Commanding I say this because it commanded my attention from the very beginning I hope people enjoy this book and put it on their shelves as I hope to do when I make my next order Oh and important note don't read the Goodreads summary it gives away a lot of the story Just add it and get off let yourself be surprised For the Parents A few references to whores Francoise is a thief sometimes 13This ebook was provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review I was in no way compensated; all thoughts and feelings expressed are my own

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