Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘I so enjoyed Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens: a fabulously tangled web of fairy tale and historical romance Heartbreaking. Exquisitely. Winner of the American Libraries Association prize for Historical Fiction. A lovely stew of sex, fairytales and, well, sex really. THE AGE. The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the.

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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

I have to confess at first I was taken aback by the sheer size of the book. This is a book I want to show off on my shelves, discuss, loan to others and re-read. I put it down when I reluctantly finished, and I immediately wanted to start it all over again; to spend more time in this world, and with these distinctive characters.

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Lists with This Book. Never a dull moment in this one, folks. Weaving t I confess I’m a long time fan mate Kate Forsyth’s work ever since I read The Witches of Eileanan and sent my first email ever to an author to express my appreciation. I had no earthly idea that I was stepping into three completely different worlds yet somehow woven together and the disappointment that I would feel when I had to put the book down and step back into the real world. I felt at times that the two stories would have been better suited apart, as I would get swept up in the fairytale-ism of the Ibtter story and then be swept back to the historical style of Charlottes tale.


I’ll try not to taint this review with spoilers, though it might be tricky. Check out my Pinterest page to see my visual inspiration for Bitter Greensor to see Titian’s many paintings of his museor to see as many beautiful Rapunzel paintings and illustrations that I could find. An absolutely fabulous novel and I must read more of her works.

Definitely not for the faint of heart.

The fates of the three main characters are more closely connected than it would first appear. France is one of my favorite places to read about! The reviews were spot on with this novel.

Though their lives span different eras and troubles, there are parallels between the stories of all three. What I can do is highly recommend it!! Kate Forsyth is a marvelous writer, combining gorgeously lush descriptions, beautifully crafted characters, and strong but realistic heroines that all have interconnected stories.

Of the streets, Forsyth writes of casual violence, poverty, religious purges and the scourge that is the plague.

I finished this last night and found it to be an enjoyable read. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. In Bitter Greens Kate Forsyth delivers a tale of beauty, strength and gravity. Not Btter Screen Reader: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


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Great Story – highly recommended if you enjoy historical fiction. Three women, three lives, three stories, braided together to create a compelling tale of desire, obsession, black magic and the redemptive power of love.

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That came out weird, but you know what I mean. If books were the notes of a violin, Bitter Greens would be the highest soaring note — the one that brings goosebumps to the skin and swells the heart with passion. See all Editorial Reviews. When it arrived, I forzyth squealed with delight! It also tells the story of the woman credited with first writing the Rapunzel story and it tells the story behind the witch from the Rapunzel story.

It follows three women, Charlotte Rose, one of the original writers of the tale, Selena Leonelli, witch and prostitute, and Margherita, or Rapunzel.