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By Victoria Holt | Comments: ( 271 ) | Date: ( Oct 14, 2019 )

It is quite possible that this is her most thrilling and compelling novel to date RAVE REVIEWSAs long as she can remember, the exquisite Lenore Cleremont has lived at The Silk House, the luxurious English country estate of the wealthy Sallonger family Neither a slave nor a servant, she has grown into a young woman who has shown promise as a dress designer But she has It is quite possible that this is her most thrilling and compelling novel to date RAVE REVIEWSAs long as she can remember, the exquisite Lenore Cleremont has lived at The Silk House, the luxurious English country estate of the wealthy Sallonger family Neither a slave nor a servant, she has grown into a young woman who has shown promise as a dress designer But she has also won the heart of the two charismatic Sallonger sons Then tragedy strikes And Lenore finds herself playing a central role in a drama that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.


  • Title: The Silk Vendetta
  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • ISBN: 9780449215487
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Victoria Holt

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books the best known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.



Comments The Silk Vendetta

  • Sarah Mac

    3 stars is a bit generous, but I'll be nice because VH is a fave. That said, this isn't her best. It drags, drags, draaaags to the pace of a halfwit snail. What's especially irksome is that the Big Reveal shows how good stuff is happening behind the scenes, but we rarely see it because Lenore isn't directly involved with the infamous Silk Vendetta -- she's only a peripheral piece of the puzzle. Instead we get repetitive conversations, rehashing of a few key points, & endless circling of the [...]


  • Kavita

    This is one of Holt's better books. Well plotted, well characterised and well written, The Silk Vendetta is about a woman who suffers the trials of being born out of wedlock. Her parents are French, but her mother died in childbirth, and her father did not have the guts to acknowledge her existence. But Lenore Cleremont had a formidable grandmother, who arranged excellent terms with her employer to send them to England to help in the business of another and rival branch of the family.The employe [...]


  • AgentScully

    This book is all about guessing who the hero is. Is it:Candidate Apro: he's a nice guy and he actually marries the heroinecon: he actually marries the heroine early on, he's dead meat (or a fruit fly, see earlier VH reviews for the life expectancy thereof)Candidate Bpro: he's a nice guy and he rescues the heroine from her villainous cousin when she's youngcon: he marries villainous cousin's sister, he's a politician Candidate Cpro: he's mysterious and Frenchcon: I got nothing I enjoyed this stor [...]


  • Erin

    Victoria Holt is a great writer. Her books have a bit of mystery and a bit of romance all wrapped up in a historical setting. What I love about her is that she is clean! There are no graphic love scenes in her books, just a good mystery with a touch of old fashioned romance.If you like historical romance novels, but hate the nasty love scenes in some of them then you will love Victoria Holt's books.


  • TJ

    Victoria Holt has such an interesting writing style, very unique. Because the stories are never quite like one expects, I always enjoy her books. This book is a perfect example. It is written first person, from the heroine's point of view, which adds an intimacy with the reader (again, a precarious choice and one that must be done well to succeed). It is a wonderful combination of romance and mystery and even though the villain is quite obvious from the beginning, there are many surprises along [...]


  • Stephanie

    I was referred to Victoria Holt by a relative who said they were "clean romance books." Well, I read three of her books before this one, "Kirkland Revels," "The Captive," and "Pride of the Peacock," and while I wouldn't call them great literature, they were enjoyable reads. However, I was sorely disappointed in "The Silk Vendetta," because not only was it very dull, but there was an uncomfortable scene where a promiscuous character sexually harasses the heroine. Of course I understand that the a [...]


  • Anne Sexton

    I liked it but the romantic part of it was a little disappointing. The book as a whole was pretty detailed but in a mundane rather than exciting way much of the time. The story was good though.On the whole, I think the VH novels are under-written at the end - there is not a totally satisfactory payoff, to me. Too many things happen in too few pages at the end - things happens too fast and in particular the romance part is too perfunctory - there are 2 paragraphs where I would like several pages. [...]


  • Neja

    Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. I've read a loooot of her books when I was 14/15 years old.at was the last time I've read them. I absolutely loved them at the time. I'm thinking of reading one of her books just for the old times sake! =)


  • Trina Chaudhuri

    A strong romanctic plot throughout. Although one might know what waits at the end, the end will undoubtedly surprise. The love plot entwines, confuses and then shocks. Beautiful! But the plot of all Holt's books sound similar.


  • Sara

    first book that i ever read by victoria holt and let me tell you its got me hooked majorly


  • Michael

    This was my first experience reading Victoria Holt.  Growing up, I somehow got the impression that her novels fell into the category of "trashy romance"-- but then I saw her listed with other "gothic romance" authors I enjoy, so it seemed worth a try.  My verdict, based on this one book, is that it's definitely not "trashy" romance.  Most of the time, innuendo is as far as things go.  There's one scene that may shock some readers-- but in general, very little happens "on screen".That said, I [...]


  • Nickie

    A bit too long before the case finally unfolds in a few pages only.The background of the silk production and trade could have been more detailed. It is unusual, not well-known and quite interesting.


  • Sarahandus

    It just didn't click with me and I use to love Victoria Holt.


  • Ana

    Es muy difícil parar de leer de hecho, no me acosté hasta que lo terminé.Decepciones, intrigas, varios escenarios, muchos ingredientes para hacer un libro entretenido.


  • Amanda

    This book just DRAGGED. And right when I thought something was about to happen plot-wise NOPE. There was no plot, which is a shame because I really enjoyed Mistress of Mellyn and Bride of Pendoric. I got half-way through the book when I just quit. I really wanted to know the answer to the mystery, but even that was not enough to justify slogging through another 200 pages about dress-making. And this is coming from a seamstress!


  • bookyeti

    My rating: 3.5/5One of Holt's better books. I really enjoyed learning more about the silk trade. The author is known for her attention to historical detail and is well-researched. The story revolves around Lenore Cleremont, who grows up knowing only that she is an orphan. She lives at The Silk House, an English country estate owned by the wealthy Sallonger family, owners of a vast silk trade. Raised by her Grand'mere, the family's in-house designer of luxurious gowns in the attic rooms of the ma [...]


  • Sara G

    Victoria Holt is a master of the gothic romantic suspense novel, and this one is no exception. Lenore Cleremont, the granddaughter of a French silk design genius, is trapped in events beyond her understanding and control. She marries the son of the family who employs her grandmother, and it turns out that they are distant relations. Unfortunately, the marriage doesn't last long. Her husband is shot in the woods, in what looks like a suicide. Lenore never believes it, and attempts to continue her [...]


  • Ana Sandoval Poveda

    No me gustó. definitivamente una "heroína" poco lograda, sus cambios y sobre todo la manera en que de un momento a otro deja de ser quien lleva las riendas de su vida quita todo el interés en su historia. En algún lugar leí que las novelas de esta autora tenían tramas muy bien logradas y que su visión de la época era muy buena no me convenció.Por otra parte, se desarrolla muy poco el personaje del conde francés, por lo que su aparición y su papel en la vida de la Leonore no se sostien [...]


  • Vmontgzz

    Al principio no me terminaba de convencer pero despues me comenzo a gustar, me encanto que Lenore y su abuela se independizaron e instalaron en Londres, pusieron una casa de modas, su propia negocio. Luego aparecio el padre de Lenore y la comenzo a apoyar, la llevo a Francia a conocer sus viñedos. Ya despues de leer varios libros de la Holt comienza una a ver de antemano por donde va la cosa, la venganza me resulto clara pero una lastima que se hayan equivocado, en lo que no acerte fue en la el [...]


  • Zehra

    Dull as dishwater. Yet not dull enough for me to stop reading, which is a mystery in itself. The plot isweird. Through most of the book, you forget that there is even a plot. But at the end the mystery is solved, while you're going like "oh yeeeah, there was a mystery, I remember now!!". Most of the characters are boring creatures with boring lives. The only exception is the Comte, who only makes an appearance at the very end. I didn't dislike this book but I didn't particularly like it either b [...]


  • Jollymus

    I have read this book many times now and I'll probably read it again soon ^^It is sweet, romantic with a touch of tragedy and drama. The main character Leonore starts out as a child without a place called home. She lives in the Silk House, but has no place amongst the people living there. During the book she transforms into a strong woman following her dreams though some do not wish her to be happy.It is written is an easily understandable way and has all the unexpected twists and turns one asso [...]


  • Katie

    These book are classified as romantic mystries. I think they are just sad stories. They are easy to read and you want to know how it ends, but I would not classify them as "romantic" anything. My romantic story once upon a time, they meet, fall in love, have a big fight, get back together and live happily ever after. This book and the other I read make me kind of sad, for that reason I dont know if I'll read any more.


  • Zabel

    Victoria has a talent for telling stories through her characters and as interesting as those stories are I am finding in my advanced years that the outcome if generally predictable. I found myself rather disappointed with this novel for that reason as much as I was interested to see what would happen next. We'll see how predictable Shadow of the Lynx turns out to be. The other thing I like about her "romance" is that it's nothing like Harlequin novels. Much more tasteful.


  • Melissa

    My Mother suggested Victoria Holt to me and this is the one I found at the library, I have to say I was a little apprehensive about it at first , but it has turned out to be a really exciting mystery, I love books that keep me guessing the whole time . She did a really good job at making you really hate the villains in the book. It was a great read!


  • Diana

    This book belonged to my mother who was a big fan of Victoria Holt. Although the writing seemed stilted, I did learn about the silk industry which was interesting. The main character, Lenore, is a strong woman who perseveres through life's atrocities that are thrown her way. All in all, a fine romance.


  • Kathy Dobronyi

    Began reading Victoria Holt when I was 16. "Mistress of Mellyn" was her first book and after reading it, I was hooked. Enjoyed "The Silk Vendetta" with all its plot twists, but thought the ending led to a sequel. Seemed unfinished.


  • Maetta

    Girl of questionable birth has to leave her home town with her beloved grandmother and grows up in a house of wealth coincidentally in the same business as her home town. It's a roller coaster ride of joy and despair.


  • Linda Brungardt

    Lenore is brought up in the Silk House and marries a sin of the family. He dies in the first year if marriage leaving her with a child on the way. She opens her own salon with her grandmother and finds success and love.


  • Farshana

    Was a clean romance story with no embellishments whatsoever. The pace of the story was too slow felt it was dragging in most places. The mystery element ended too soon and the ending could have had couple of pages more!


  • Susan

    Victoria Holt wrote these cheesy historical romances. I don't read romance novels now but I did when I was younger and I loved all of hers. Just because they always take you a different time and place A good escape from reality


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