Belladonna by Karen Moline – book cover, description, publication history. Belladonna was sold as a sexual slave for $1 million. After years of abuse at the hands of an anonymous English aristocrat and his peers she escapes with her. Filled with the mesmerizing eroticism of an Anne Rice novel, this new work by the author of “Lunch” presents the tale of a mysterious woman whose tortured past.
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The idea that a happy ending for molinne female protagonist has to be marriage and a baby is so disappointingly cookie cutter. What was one of the most memorable moments of Belladonna?
On the whole, the novel’s quite trite and unconvincing. Robbed of her freedom, identity, and dignity, the girl known as Isabella slowly disappears. Nov 25, Rozanne rated it liked it.
I loved how the author really brought you into this world where everything was dark, but even through the darkness, things like humanity, unconditional love, and hope still came through. She finds herself the unwilling play thing of a club of men who get their kicks out of forcing sexual tortures on women. I think I just might read it again for the hell of it. The arrogant condescension of the narrator, Mat I found this book at a Dollar Tree when I was in middle school.
I’m guessing the latter and that this won’t remain with the rest of my “keepers”. Belladonna by Karen Moline is just that. No one outside her circle of loyal retainers guesses her true aim for becoming the toast of high society: It seemed a little rushed, a real let down to the climatic events that were taking place before it. Belladonna’s diary is also scattered throughout the book–the diary she kept while she was imprisoned. Not erotic at all Maybe the full text is erotic but this audio book had none of it.
If you like books with heroines who are deeply damaged and twisted If you read long enough into the book you’ll find out why she is then this is the book for you.
I feel like the story would have been a smoother read had it just been reorganized just a tad. I’ve read this book twice and I highly recommend; especially to anyone who likes revenge stories. One member is all it will take to find the rest. Pretty poison is her cry Belladonna watch you die Dark, enticing, and as deliciously decadent as Europe’s fading upper classes shortly before and after World War II, Belladonna is an intoxicating tale brlladonna betrayal and revenge It is no longer a “keeper”.
She calls herself Belladonna, and she lives for one purpose–revenge. The story is intriguing and I listened all the way to the end. Always masked, as those who tormented her were, Belladonna will captivate both imaginations and hearts.
The story is told from the point of view of one of the twin brother’s who help BellaDonna eblladonna, as well as escaping themselves; they know they must get Belladonna out from under the iron grip of “His Lordship, after she has been trapped with him for over ten years, and is breaking emotionally; After they escape the book describes how she recovers and gets her iron grip on revenge through the help of a kind rich older man; Once this period of her life ends they start planning revenge and do so first by opening Club Belladonna and finding a member of the “Club” and To ask other readers questions about Belladonnaplease sign up.
It was ok, but not as good as I had thought it was in high school. The story itself is very dark and has some very explicite sexual content and can be disturbing Still well worth the read. It was a good story but I was expecting something more sexual. I admire him as an actor and now as a story teller.
Even though I’m not a fan of soap operas or girly-dramas, I love Belladonna. I quickly looked for other work done by Tim Cury! The naration is really annoying, to the extent that you listen for an extra few minutes to try and figure out whether the naration or the material is the major source of irritation, before comming to the conclusion that they are a match made in hell and are not worh wasting another minute on.
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Glorious Trash: Belladonna
The real story behind the reason for revenge is only hinted at during the book until you are over molinne done with it. Disillusioned and hurt he realises that revenge is not a sweet dish and in an exquisitely moving finale Belladonna comes to the same conclusion. Publisher’s Summary Midwesterner Isabella Ariel Nickerson is just 18, visiting London with her cousin June, when she is invited to what she thinks will be the most fabulous costume party.
As Belladonna’s story, told by one of her faithful manservants, slowly unfolds, we learn the horrifying truth behind Belladonna’s masks and her insatiable desire for vengeance. This book bbelladonna simply about folks planning revenge, with no details thrown in. So that mpline my staple summer reads get pulled off the book shelf. Some parts of the book are cringe worthy, and i ‘m not sure if i will be able to get some of the images out of my head of the horrible things she endured while captured.
I think the concept of revenge appealed to me, as it would many people. Karen Moline paint such a lavish, spare-no-expense, money-is-no-object lifestyle that we all wish we could have. While there are some parts of this story that may offend some I was completely drawn into the need to find out belldonna her abusers had been, and how she would track belpadonna down so they could pay.
I wasn’t too satisfied with the ending. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Belladonna by Karen Moline
It’s filled with dark anecdotes and surely will entertain. This mopine is like a guilty pleasure, it’s true. This book has become my favorite novel by far. I loved the interesting side “revenge” tales of Belladonna helping women in need.