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With her internationally bestselling novels Chocolat Blackberry Wine Five uarters of the Orange and Coastliners Joanne Harris has woven intoxicating spells that celebrate the sensuous while exposing the passion secrets and folly beneath the surface of rustic village life In Holy Fools her most ambitious and accomplished novel to date she transports us back to a time of intrigue and turmoil of deception and masueradeIn the year 1605 a young widow pregnant and alone seeks sanctuary at the small Abbey of Sainte Marie de la mer on the island of Noirs Moustiers off the Brittany coast Afte Holy Fools 0 552 77001 9What happened here I loved Chocolat and I adored Five uarters of the Orange Holy Fools however seems like it came from a completely different author The book is acceptable but not up to Harris standards To start the Mother Daughter theme that Harris employs so well is deeply underdeveloped here as of a plot device than anything else There was a lot of potential here a nun with a beloved daughter raising her to be safe from the outside world and yet perhaps a little too sheltered Unfortunately the daughter seems a little underdeveloped neither rebellious and wanting to know the curiosities of the outside world nor a little too content in her cocoon Instead the daughter seems only to exist to serve as a kidnaphostage victim so that our heroine cannot effectively flee or intervene when the madness begins I could accept the daughter as hostage plot device were the main character not so otherwise one dimensional The evil mustache twirling villain has abused her in numerous ways and yet she seems intently less interested in bearing a grudge and intent on mooning her way back into his bed Once there however it never seems to occur to our heroine to tie him up and persuade him to tell her the secret location of her kidnapped daughter instead she just focuses on having a nice tumble and heading off cheerily the next morning The lackluster narrative conflicts deeply with the established character of the narrator she s been shown to have great survival skills and would manage easily on her own with the child outside the nunnery so why does it not even occur to her to take a runner Harris crisp insight into females isn t just lost on our heroine All the women in this novel are almost irredeemable idiots The nuns descend almost instantly into madness under the manipulation of the villain This isn t presented as religious hysteria the women seem either intensely stupid or completely eager to join the villain for their own selfish reasons The subtlety necessary for religious hysteria seems completely absent here which is astonishing because I believe that if anyone could have pulled it off Harris could have Again what happened here This isn t a bad novel It s got enough cliches to shake a stick at and it s incredibly frustrating at bits but so are many decent novels But this is a bad novel for Harris You may enjoy this if you check it out at a library 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D the one man she fears than any otherSoeur Auguste has a secret Once she was l'Ailée The Winged One star performer of a troupe led by LeMerle before betrayal forced her to change her identity But now the past has found her Before long thanks to LeMerle suspicion and debauchery are breeding like a plague within the convent's walls fueled by dark rumors of witchcraft part of the false priest's brilliantly orchestrated scheme of revenge To protect herself and her beloved child l'Ailée will have to perform one last act of dazzling daring audacious than any she has previously attempted Joanne Harris can spin a tale I was totally captivated by this magical medieval story that follows two adversaries who both love and vie with each other Juliette is a high wire artist who was raised as a gypsy She seeks refuge at the Abbey of Sainte Marie de la mer when she becomes pregnant with her baby Fleur She enjoys the uiet life there tending her herbs etc until she once again comes in contact with the Blackbird the conniving and cruel yet charming Guy LeMerle who shows up disguised as P re Colombin de Saint Amand confessor to the newly appointed abbess Juliette and LeMerle have been both lovers and antagonists and their relationship is the central theme of Harris story They are like magnets the positive and negative aspects of their personalities pulling them together and thrusting them apart as they battle each other while at the same time respecting the other s movesSet in 17th century France when internal conflicts beset the Catholic church the story is both theatrical and intense Harris keeps the reader s attention with the developing intrigue between her two main characters One is never uite sure how LeMerle will manipulate events and if Juliette will continue to be a victim or emerge victorious She knows LeMerle s favors always come with a price and the story reaches a turning point when she realizes that pride is all he hasThis is the fourth Joanne Harris book I ve read and I have yet to be disappointed Off-side identity But now the past has found her Before long thanks to LeMerle suspicion and debauchery are breeding like a plague within the convent's walls fueled by dark rumors of witchcraft part of the false priest's brilliantly orchestrated scheme of revenge To protect herself and her beloved child l'Ailée will have to perform one last act of dazzling daring audacious than any she has previously attempted Joanne Harris can spin a tale I was totally captivated by this magical medieval story that follows two adversaries who both love and vie with each other Juliette Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) is a high wire artist who was raised as a gypsy She seeks refuge at the Abbey of Sainte Marie de la mer when she becomes pregnant with her baby Fleur She enjoys the uiet life there tending her herbs etc until she once again comes Enséñame más in contact with the Blackbird the conniving and cruel yet charming Guy LeMerle who shows up disguised as P re Colombin de Saint Amand confessor to the newly appointed abbess Juliette and LeMerle have been both lovers and antagonists and their relationship Wonder (The Books of Marvella, is the central theme of Harris story They are like magnets the positive and negative aspects of their personalities pulling them together and thrusting them apart as they battle each other while at the same time respecting the other s movesSet Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in 17th century France when The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase internal conflicts beset the Catholic church the story The Tunnel is both theatrical and Secretos del Cosmos intense Harris keeps the reader s attention with the developing The Secret Treasons intrigue between her two main characters One مريض الوهم is never uite sure how LeMerle will manipulate events and The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death if Juliette will continue to be a victim or emerge victorious She knows LeMerle s favors always come with a price and the story reaches a turning point when she realizes that pride ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, is all he hasThis Doctor y campeón is the fourth Joanne Harris book I ve read and I have yet to be disappointed

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  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Holy Fools
  • Joanne Harris
  • English
  • 09 February 2017
  • 9780385603645

About the Author: Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is an Anglo French author whose books include fourteen novels two cookbooks and many short stories Her work is extremely diverse covering aspects of magic realism suspense historical fiction mythology and fantasy She has also written a DR WHO novella for the BBC has scripted guest episodes for the game ZOMBIES RUN and is currently engaged in a number of musical theatre pr



10 thoughts on “Holy Fools

  1. says:

    I finally read a Joanne Harris book Have looked at these books for years and have always loved the covers but thought they could be winners or losers for me but this was a winnerA young lady spends her early years traveling and performing with a gypsy troupe meeting people along the way who will have great impre

  2. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book It was a nice contrast and complement after The Pillars of the Earth as that book was

  3. says:

    Holy Fools 0 552 77001 9What happened here I loved Chocolat and I adored Five uarters of the Orange Holy Fools however seems like it came from a completely different author The book is acceptable but not up to Harris' standards To start the Mother Daughter theme that Harris employs so well is deeply underdeveloped here as of a plot device tha

  4. says:

    A gorgeous compelling story set in mediaeval France Holy Fools has all the ingredients I love in Joanne Harris’s books There’s a strong co

  5. says:

    Although I really enjoy reading Harris’s works I’m beginning to wonder if she has something against the Catholic church

  6. says:

    Not at all what I anticipated from the blurb I have read online I was expecting it to be of a theatre based story but I loved it either wayI loved all the twists and turns in the story and the fact I could never be sure what to think about each character other than Juliette our main narrator because everything that seemed to be true was uncovered to be false especially behaviours of certain peopleWhat the nov

  7. says:

    Joanne Harris can spin a tale I was totally captivated by this magical medieval story that follows two adversaries who both

  8. says:

    The plot of this novel is fairly original and the beginning seemed promising Where it failed was on the actual execution of the plot and motivation of characters The whole plot just seems unlikely Things happen without explanation and it is hard to believe how these people got from what they used to be to what they are Another problem is that this book did not give me the feel of the time period

  9. says:

    ‘Time’s black rosary counts the interminable seconds’ In 17th Century France Soeur Auguste lives a gentle generous life in the remote island abbey of Sainte Marie de la Mer together with her daughter Fleur She is love

  10. says:

    One of the reasons I like to read historical fiction set in far away places is I learn about history and far away places This book doesn't give that satisfaction because instead of doing historical and locational research the author made stuff up She sets much of the action in a nunnery on an island near the southern town Saintes Maries de la Mer I've actually been to this town and there's no island and no nunnery there I think

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