The Judas Kiss has ratings and 52 reviews. Misfit said: I was seventeen years old before I discovered that my sister had been stor. El Beso De Judas/the Kiss Of Judas by Victoria Holt at – ISBN 10 : – ISBN – Debolsillo – – Softcover. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Novela Rom├íntica: El beso de judas _ victoria holt. Compra, venta y subastas de Novela .

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Pippa has learned of her sister’s death and decides she must also leave.

Or will she find disaster? It was a lot of fun, and a nice change of setting from most of Holt’s books. Phew, I yield trying to recap this. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. Decent read – a tad far-fetched with the sister going off with a man who ends up being the “prince” of his country and they both die.

This was one I had missed, perhaps because the title turned me off–but oh so good. The mystery slowly unravels to reveal much and Holt gives the reader some unexpected twists. Francine marries her lover, Rudolph, and runs away with him to his country where he is next in line to the throne.

Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities. A wonderful, intriguing Victorian mystery romance that pulls you in. Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need. My only complaint with this one? The plan works and Francine enjoys herself and meets a wonderful man who she decides to run away with to avoid marring her cousin.

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This was the first gothic romance that I’ve read.

The Judas Kiss

Chief weakness of the story is perhaps the first-person narration – although it is the easiest way to build suspense and mystery, the heroine seems curiously remote and we don’t get enough emotion described, yes; depicted, no at horrific events like the murder of her sister. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The heroine’s name is actually Philippa Pippa, for short and we begin her story on a small island in the Mediterranean somewhere off the coast of Italy.

Their grandfather planned to marry Francine to his heir, a rather dour vicar related to the family. Her grandmother dies leaving Pippa a large inheritance. I was around 12, 13 when I read Judas kiss, and I placed the plot around and inside that grand and spectacular hunter mansion.

The Judas Kiss by Victoria Holt

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? No unnecessary sex scenes and a nice touch of history. To ask other readers questions about The Judas Kissplease sign up.

She falls in love with Conrad who turns out to be the next Bavarian heir. Pippa is out walking the grounds when she discovers the neighbors will be visiting again soon and she meets Conrad who traveled ahead he sweeps he off her feet and he knows of her sisters murder she tells him of her marriage and child which Conrad explains that she could have never married nor was there a child.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As always there are the favorable elements of suspense, murder, and intrigue that are common in Victoria Holt’s work. Will she find the truth?


Pippa Ewell and her older sister are orphaned and leave their island home to come live with their parsimonious grandfather in England grandma’s pretty cool though. Essen I picked up this book at a charity sale with no idea about Victoria Holt or any of her books, personalities and characters. Francine and Pippa are sisters who are thick-as-thieves. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Rather heavily influenced by Jane Eyre, I should think. Her father jdas a sculptor, her mother his muse, and her sister Francine, her best friend.

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I’d been put off her as an author after several failed attempts at ‘The Night of the Seventh Moon’ but then I picked up Mistress of Mellyn and realised I’d been unfair. Oct 13, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, victofia sign up.

Another fire breaks out and Freya dies. The plot is varied and winding, with changes of setting and mood. Her obsession with her sister really got to me. Oct 12, Sussann rated it it was amazing. The Judas Kiss was one of my first experiences reading romance as a viictoria person.

Death, Love and Mystery in Bavaria! Dec 19, Megan rated it really liked it. The Judas Kiss is to this day truly a favourite of mine!

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