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In the Bishop's Carriage

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In "In the Bishop's Carriage" by Miriam Michelson, readers are transported back to the 19th century where they are introduced to the fierce, independent and unconventional character of Miss Helyett. The story unfolds in a small town in California where Miss Helyett becomes embroiled in a scandal that threatens to destroy her reputation.

Michelson's writing is captivating and rich in detail, painting a vivid picture of the societal norms and expectations of the time. The narrative is engaging and keeps readers on their toes as they follow Miss Helyett's journey of defiance and self-discovery.

The characters are well-developed and complex, each adding depth and intrigue to the plot. Miss Helyett is a refreshing protagonist, challenging gender stereotypes and embracing her own agency in a time when women were expected to adhere to strict conventions.

Overall, "In the Bishop's Carriage" is a compelling and thought-provoking read that delves into themes of identity, independence, and the power of standing up for oneself. Michelson's storytelling is both entertaining and insightful, making this novel a must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction with a feminist twist.

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Nancy 'Nance' Olden, a young and very pretty woman, is an accomplished liar and thief. Raised in a horrific orphanage, called the Cruelty by its occupants, Nance and her criminal boyfriend, Tom Dorgan, are pulling a con when the book begins. The results of their act propel Nance into a series of events that she could never have imagined. This was Miriam Michelson's first novel and it was considered a 'blockbuster' in its day. Ranked fourth on the list of bestsellers of 1904 by "Publishers Weekly," Michelson's book was a source of controversy due to the dubious ethics and morals of its heroine.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 30, 2015
Subject: In the Bishops Carriage
A good story, though a little 'sweet' for my taste, well narrated throughout.
Reviewer: - August 21, 2014
Good read. Good reader
Reviewer: - July 10, 2013
Subject: A real find
This story is a real find. Suspense, that keeps you on the edge of your seat, a lead character that you are sorry to leave at the end of the book and excellent writing throughout. Many modern bestsellers fall short compared to this. Add the excellent and lively reading, this was a treat!
Reviewer: - March 10, 2013
Subject: Maybe a 5
Has been a while since I listened, but, I remember good characters, plenty of humor, a good mystery... thoroughly enjoyable

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