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When Henry Mayall buys a forge, he also claims the right of the blacksmith to ride over Gorsedown Manor. His niece, Ann, finds sanctuary here and becomes a successful blacksmith. But a religious sect try to stop Ann riding over the park, reverting to brutal means to overturn her rights....

Title : The Blacksmith
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ISBN : 9780751518047
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Blacksmith Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-04-06 15:15

    This was my first venture into the writings of Jenny Maxwell. I am very glad that when Netstation sent this book along, he sent others as well. I should like to see if the skill with which she wove this tale holds up. Not a complex story, but full of complexity of character. I liked that Ann and Glory, so different, are each so strong in their own right. Not a pretty story or neatly packaged ending, which I greatly appreciated- darkness seldom suddenly turns to light. That's what the dawn is all about- a transition.

  • Vikki
    2019-04-26 12:05

    I did not know what to expect from this book and originally felt I would enjoy it, but it would be hard going. I was very wrong and as soon as I saw the Children of God cult mentioned on the inside page, I knew there was real potential. I was hooked after a few chapters. Without spoiling anything, the story is exciting, heart-wrenching and will have you on edge - all at once! It's a new favourite of mine and I strongly recommend it.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-18 08:51

    I really loved this book. There are 2 more books that follow this one but I loved this one the best. I originally borrowed it from my local library. I wish I had my own copy so I could read it again!

  • S.S.
    2019-04-17 09:01

    I recently bought this book because I was primarily attracted to it by the title. I am really interested in anything to do with blacksmiths and forges (seriously!) and have been for a while (this is because I've been researching a lot about blacksmiths for my own series of books.) I was even more intrigued by this book when I read, on the back, that the blacksmith was female! I thought that was really great. And why ever not? I'm sure there are many fine female blacksmiths out there! I'm really glad I gave this a chance. I haven't ever read any of Jenny Maxwell's books before so am really new to her writing. I really enjoyed it. It was quite dark in places and very exciting. When it was revealed what the Children of God were REALLY up to, I was really surprised (but in a good way, insofar as the surprise can be good given the subject matter. I didn't guess it, anyway.) I really loved how this book was written. There was a nice flow to it, that seemed natural, rather than these odd, annoyingly stilted sentences some authors employ. I also liked the characters a lot, too. I'm looking forward to reading this again another time and I'm also hoping to get more of Jenny Maxwell's books in the future.

  • Adele Wharton
    2019-04-19 13:01

    My best friend bought me this book years ago. I came across it again during a recent house move and remembered really liking it, but couldn't remember much of what it was about, other than a female blacksmith (A career I'd briefly considered myself). so I decided to read it again. I wasn't disappointed, it's a fantastic life-affirming story of one woman's success when the deck is stacked against her, and her courage and determination. I love it. Putting it back on the shelf now but I've no doubt I'll read it again.

  • Rupert Matthews
    2019-04-11 08:20

    I enjoyed this book. Good plot, interesting characters and some great descriptive writing - but my gum it took time to get going. I ploughed through the first 75 pages as the main character was interesting but the plot was absolutely dire and I was on the point of giving up when finally things began to move. Once that happened it was a great read.

  • Carolyn (in SC) C234D
    2019-04-01 14:54

    This was a good first-person story about a girl who grows up very tall (6'6")but is always put down by her mother, naturally leading to low self-esteem. Her blacksmith uncle taught her his craft, and she realized that this is the life she wanted.

  • Mel Horne
    2019-04-26 16:13

    Hmm it was ok, a relaxing read. A little slow to start , there were lots of unanswered questions and the characters were a little predictable but ok. I did like the story idea though , it just missed the mark for me , but pleasant enough.

  • Shonna Froebel
    2019-03-26 09:07

  • Brit McCarthy
    2019-04-12 09:13

    This book was fantastic. I loved the characters, the setting, the story. It was captivating and suspenseful and wonderfully written.

  • Samantha Parker
    2019-04-02 10:08

    I registered a book at!

  • crashqueen73
    2019-04-20 11:00

    Not my usual genre choice and don't feel like this one.