The Grand Masquerade

The Grand Masquerade For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story It is a life built on secrets lust and lies and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade Used as a source of income at a

  • Title: The Grand Masquerade
  • Author: Amanda Hughes
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  • Page: 470
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Grand Masquerade

    For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story It is a life built on secrets, lust, and lies, and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade Used as a source of income at a stand on the Natchez Trace, she escapes at a young age to start a new life in Louisiana Gifted with visions and a knowledge of Hoodoo, Sydnee must find her way through theFor readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story It is a life built on secrets, lust, and lies, and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade Used as a source of income at a stand on the Natchez Trace, she escapes at a young age to start a new life in Louisiana Gifted with visions and a knowledge of Hoodoo, Sydnee must find her way through the quagmire of danger and deceit that is 19th Century New Orleans She bans together with four friends to create an illusion within the elegant, high society of the Louisiana Creole It is a risky charade meant to fulfill all of their secret desires, and Sydnee gambles everything, including love, to lead this double life Will she survive the grand masquerade Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th and 19th Century Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through dramatic and dazzling periods of history.

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    1. Sarah

      Damn - I can't let this one get away without a review.This story woah. I remember reading it on a vacation/staycation. Thinking it was something light and fluffy, something cheerful, you know? HARD NO on this.You open up with our young little leading lady, and it's appalling. I didn't even know if I wanted to continue reading it, I remember explaining the gist of the first few chapters to my mother, and her raising an eyebrow, questioning her daughter's tastes in books.But it was a taste of desp [...]

    2. Literati Literature Lovers

      Rosette's ReviewI thoroughly enjoyed The Grand Masquerade. It was a beautifully written historical fiction that captivated me from beginning to end. Complex characters, a rich and accurate history of New Orleans, love stories that were intricate, desperate and forbidden, had me reading this book well into the night. I really had difficulty putting this down. The book begins in the Natchez Trace, where a young and pregnant fourteen year old girl survives with the help of some unorthodox friends. [...]

    3. Gail

      I have been so looking forward to the next book by this author and she does not disappoint. The story again concerns the trials and adventures of a strong woman, but the beginning of the book is much grittier than her previous three books. I think the characters have even more depth and interest. As far as being historical, it is not so much learning the history of a different time as being given a real feel for being there. The book spans several years, something I always like, so you get to wa [...]

    4. Regan Walker

      This story has it all: adventure, romance, intrigue, mystery and great storytelling.It begins in 1831 as 14-year-old Sydnee Sauveterre ekes out a modest living at her father’s tavern, the Devil’s Backbone, on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. Her father is a perverted brute who whores out his young daughter for money and then takes the babies she gives birth to. Sydnee takes refuge in her friendship with animals and her gift of visions that she shares with her father’s slave, Margarite, wh [...]

    5. Stanley McShane

      From 1831 at the Natchez Trace of Mississippi through New Orleans and ten years of growth, this book follows Sydnee Sauveterre as she graduates from being a dirt poor 14 year old being whored out by her father to the respected hostess of well-to-do New Orleans society. Fortunately, Sydnee is raised by Margarite, the slave at her father's tavern, "Devil's Backbone" who is well versed in "Hoodoo", a blend of Roman Catholicism and Voodoo. The practice serves Sydnee well after both Margarite and her [...]

    6. Jessica

      I got this a a free download and went into it thinking that there was going to be more of a paranormal background dealing with Hoodoo. While the visions and Hoodoo were mentioned it was not a big part of the book and only mention here and there. However I still LOVED the book! It tells the story of Sydnee and how she goes from a poor,young girl prostituted out by her Father and her journey to become a fine lady of New Orleans. A great story that also shows you the seedy, dirty underbelly of life [...]

    7. Kathy DeShong

      "The Grand Masquerade" by Amanda Hughes is her best work yet! I couldn't put it down and I didn't want to stop to sleep. The story is extraordinary, yet believable. Sydnee was born into poverty yet makes the best of what is given to her to develop into the "first lady of New Orleans" through her lifelong friends she establishes along the way. Ms. Hughes develops her characters and situations that you can visualize them as you read. In the end, the twists and turns almost destroy her and her frie [...]

    8. helen maxwell

      startling terrific novelIt took all I had not to stop life and just finish the book in one sitting. This novel had me glued from the beginning and I almost did not read it. I learned so much and it saddened me to no end how depraved human beings can be, but the flip side is how many wonderful, selfless people there are also. There were such terrific characters. I Will spend some coin to read her novels, and that's a lot coming out of this cheapskate.

    9. Shannon

      Thought it would have more hoodoo magic in it. I only got as far as I did in it (42%, 171opages)because I kept forgetting to download my new ebooks onto my phone and I never have service in the Starbucks line at work. It was boring and repetitive. Often seemed like the author would remember important information she wanted to include and forget that she had included it, almost verbatim, a few pages before.

    10. Jenny

      This book was really confusing. The main reason I continued to read it far past the point of interest was solely because I couldn't stop thinking, "Where is this thing going?" Basically, here's the plot: Girl with a horrible beginning grows up to have a drama-filled, active life, and actually manages to do some good, all the while surrounded by a cast of characters including the Tragic Gay Man, the Poor Little Rich Girl, and others.

    11. Dawn Beach

      Layered characters and in depth storyPleasantly surprised after not knowing what to expect. Not a cookie cutter story at all. I enjoyed following the characters' journeys with the unexpected twists and turns life threw their way. Certain parts I wish were more in depth, but so much was included in this book it's hard to complain!

    12. CNickerson

      Worthy tale of a young woman's journey from rags to richesI liked the fact that this novel didn't go in predictable directions. The author showed both understanding and compassion about life in the Antebellum South and New Orleans. The protagonist was gutsy and never forgot her own beginnings in pain and poverty.

    13. Chele Kispert

      Ms Hughes, you have another great book under your belt! I couldn't put it down. Perfectly orchestrated. It reads like it wrote itself. Like her other books, this puts a strong woman from another time in the for front. Moving against the odds, and finding her way to her, happy ending. Thank You for sharing this with me. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and also a fan of Amanda Hughes.

    14. Danica

      Once I started this book, I found it very difficult to put down. It was not just how realistic the characters and their stories felt but the fascinating history that sucked me in. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

    15. Shelby

      I was unsure if this book at first, but I'm so glad I gave it a chance! The author tastefully tells the story of the young heroine with vivid details, great dialogue, and exciting events. I look forward to reading more books from this author!

    16. Diane Bleyer

      Another great readI've fallen in love with Amanda Hughes' books. She does her "homework" to not only give the reader an interesting, action packed story, bit includes accurate historical details within the setting.

    17. Linda

      This was a very interesting and different book. It wasn't what I thought it was going to be and I liked that about it. I really felt for Syndnee and loved her courage and ability to care for others along her route to find herself. Great book!

    18. Madz8591

      I've read all of Amanda Hughes' novels and they keep getting better and better! This story will hypnotize you from beginning to end. I felt a little sad when I finished reading it, because now I miss the characters.I guess I'll have to read it again!

    19. Catherine

      DNFI know this was set in a time when it was common for people to talk like this. But that does not mean I want to hear it today. I couldn't stand the racism in this book, and the words used. I know it had to be used to set the tone, but I couldn't do it.

    20. Rachel Paulson

      It was a haunting, but ultimately beautiful story. I have not enjoyed a book this much in a long while. A new favorite for sure!

    21. Julie

      The Grand MasqueradeThe story of Sydnee kept me involved through the whole book. I would very much recommend it and didn't want to see the end.

    22. sharon abler

      Very good book. Very good book couldn't put it down. Was a book that you couldn't tell how it was going to end.

    23. Renie Schuble

      Could not stop readingHeld my attention and my breath until late at night. Could not put it down loved it from page one to the end, when I finally took a deep breath. WOW

    24. Tess

      Good book!This was heartbreakingly real. This author drew you into the times so well. You care and want to know what happens to all of them

    25. Cecilia G. Flores

      ExcitingHaving been to New Orleans and the other places mention, I was able to visualize the setting and characters to the fullest.

    26. Phyllis Stinson

      Fantastic This was non stop action. It had heartache, abuse, meaness, deep friendship, slavery, child abductions, eathquakes, murder, suicide, plagues, and much more. Loved it!

    27. Kellie Dipiro

      I have enjoyed every book I have read by Amanda Hughes. Her books are richly entertaining as well as historically educational. I have loved reading this book.

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