Stranger at Wildings

Stranger at Wildings

Madeleine Brent / Jul 16, 2019

Stranger at Wildings Here is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside t

  • Title: Stranger at Wildings
  • Author: Madeleine Brent
  • ISBN: 9780449230855
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Here is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside to the elegant circles of wealth and fashion in London It is the story of a spirited young woman of eighteen who has left an unhappy, uncertain past in England and made a newHere is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside to the elegant circles of wealth and fashion in London It is the story of a spirited young woman of eighteen who has left an unhappy, uncertain past in England and made a new life for herself as a trapeze artist in a small touring circusBut that forgotten past will stumble upon her one day, beside a stream in Hungary, where the circus has pitched its tents for a time It will come in the form of a mysterious young man handsome, appealing, yet curiously remote whose appearance is the beginning of a strange, dangerous intrigue that involves deception, romance, disappearance and, in the end, the revelations of a family s darkest secrets.

    Stranger at Wildings by Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings, also known as Kirkby s Changeling, is the story of Chantal, a trapeze artist with a European circus, who finds a man with amnesia by the side of a river Soon, events begin to unfold and she finds herself an unwitting heiress, sent to live with her long lost family. Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Stranger at Wildings by Madeleine Brent From the inside jacket cover Here is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside to the elegant circles of wealth Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings, also known as Kirkby s Changeling, is the story of Chantal, a trapeze artist with a European circus, who finds a man with amnesia by the side of a river Soon, events begin to unfold and she finds herself an unwitting heiress, sent to live with her long lost family. Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent Books Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Here is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside to the elegant circles of wealth and fashion in London. Stranger at Wildings Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings Stranger at Wildings Here is a tale of charm and adventure set in Europe around the turn of the century whose colorful action ranges from a touring circus in Hungary to the fox hunting society of the English countryside t Title Stranger at Wildings Author Madeleine Brent Stranger At Wildings By Madeleine Brent Stranger At Wildings By Madeleine Brent Document Stranger At Wildings By Madeleine Brent is available in various formats such as PDF, DOC and ePUB which you can directly download and save in in to you PC, Tablet or Stranger at Wildings by Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings by Madeleine Brent Stranger at Wildings, also known as Kirkby s Changeling, is the story of Chantal, a trapeze artist with a European circus, who finds a man with amnesia by the side of a river Soon, events begin to unfold and she finds herself an

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      • Madeleine Brent

        Madeleine Brent is a pseudonym used by Peter O Donnell.Peter O Donnell was born on 11 April 1920 in Lewisham, London, England, UK He was interested in writing as a child, and began writing professionally at the age of 16 During World War II he served in the Royal Signals Corps, and was stationed in Persia, Syria, Egypt, the Western Desert, Italy, and Greece After the war, he worked as a comic strip writer, and scripted the Daily Express adaptation of the James Bond novel Dr No He was most famous for inventing the character Modesty Blaise, an undercover agent who first appeared in comic strips in 1963 In 1965, he published his first novel, Modesty Blaise, which was based on the screenplay he had written for the motion picture of the same name He also wrote short stories, plays, television and film scripts, and nine romance novels published under the pseudonym Madeleine Brent In 2001, he retired from writing He passed away on 03 May 2010.


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    1. Closer to 2.5 stars.A bully slapping someone less vulnerable, an odd mixture of words while a strange prediction is muttered and a mysterious newcomer's sudden appearance are just three incidents found within the first few chapters of STRANGERS AT WILDINGS. It is about a potpourri of unusual characters that live and work with each other at a circus circa the early 1900s. And it is about Chantal -yes, only one name- and what brought her to this unusual 'family'.First published in 1976, I had neve [...]


    2. This Brent book will always hold a special place in my heart since it was the very first one I read. Of course the title of it at the time was "Kirkby's Changeling" which I like MUCH better--it also has the same feel as other Brent book titles (Tregaron's Daughter, Moonraker's Bride). Oh well. :^) One of the things I like about this book is the hero shows up right away and is actually a likeable person from the very beginningmething that is somewhat rare in Brent's books. There are so many good [...]


    3. This is pure gothic fun. It's Mary Stewart-like, so if you have read her books you will know what I mean. The story opens with Chantal, 17, making her living as a trapeze artist with the Flying Galettis. Then we discover that she ran away from her past and joined the circus at 13. THEN we discover the drama surrounding why she left, and what changed, unbeknownst to her, that will take her out of the circus and back to England to face her past and create a new life. But wait! There is a mysteriou [...]


    4. So, I read this when I was younger and loved it then. Well, I re-read it this past week and fell back in love with it. Madeleine Brent is a genius (and also a man! WHAT?!?! My mom just informed me of this, his pen name is Madeleine Brent. crazy!) and this book was a very fun read. I forgot a lot of the twists so that made it even more fun to try to remember/figure out what happens



    5. A tentative three. The story is enjoyable, Brent's depiction of circus life is detailed and impressive, the main character Chantal is really interesting; but the suspense and mystery could have been done better.


    6. This was a really good book, and I found I couldn't put it down. It reminded me a lot of Moonraker's Bride, so it was easy to work out who was good and bad, but I still enjoyed the ride.




    7. Enjoyed this thriller very much. The title was way wide of appropriate, though. The Wildings section was only about a third. Still, that's a moot detail. Recommended to Mary Stewart fans.


    8. This is the third book I have read by Madeleine Brent. As usual she weave an astonishing but beautiful story. Her characters are again eccentric and not at all what they appear to be nor does anything happening in the beginning of the story like it appears to be. Uncertain of her own identity, Chantal runs away and becomes a circus performer. Told she is someone else and having escaped with two attempts on her life, she leaves the circus and travels to England to her new family where again nothi [...]


    9. Another fun, hard-to-put-down, action adventure romance by Madeleine Brent (pen name for Peter O'Donnell). This one was set in Hungary and England (the main location for all his books) and was about a young girl, Chantal, who found as her father died that she had been switched at birth, so she runs away with the circus to become a trapeze artist and avoid going to an orphanage. There's quite a bit of mystery going on in this one and it was completely clean. I highly recommend this author for cle [...]


    10. I chose this book for my little old ladies, nursing home book club, and I think it was a great choice. The main character, Chantal, at the beginning of the book, is traveling with a circus as part of a flying trapeze act. Throughout the book we learn more and more about Chantal's past and there are multiple twists and turns as we learn what she knows and what she learns with us. The tale unfolds in the early 1900's and, maybe partially because the copy I read was very well read, it has the feel [...]


    11. This book follows the patterns set in other books I have read by Madeline Brent: girl abandoned, wildly foreign locale (Hungary in this book), strengthening or recreation of personality based upon trying life circumstances, and an anti-hero love interest. There are two "foreign" locations in this novel: Hungary and the circus. The girl, Chantal, was abandoned when she found out she was switched at birth and not entitled to her inheritance, nor wanted by those who were due to her unpleasant perso [...]


    12. Stranger at Wildings, also known as Kirkby's Changeling, is the story of Chantal, a trapeze artist with a European circus, who finds a man with amnesia by the side of a river. Soon, events begin to unfold and she finds herself an unwitting heiress, sent to live with her long lost family. This is a classic Madeleine Brent story and one that I always love to revisit. Her stories are always about an intrepid young woman, raised in unusual circumstances, who must triumph over her challenges. These a [...]


    13. I have been shocked to discover that one of my favorite female authors of the romance/historical/adventure genre is a man! I have enjoyed all of her/his books for the places in history they have taken me. Historically based books are the best at bringing history alive for me. Even when I track the real events and find them different from the book, I still have a sense of the social, political, and emotional context of the event.This is a story about a female who joins the circus in the 19th cent [...]


    14. This was a random pull from the public library size sampling of large print for a project. Glad I kept it a bit longer for a read. It's candy and could almost be considered a young adult novel, as it is a coming of age story in a way. The pacing bogs down in the middle, but it's still written as a page turner with just enough detail to paint a vivid picture through Chantal ' s eyes. Adventure, romance, & mystery all wrapped in here.


    15. I was so sure I have never read this book, although many scenes were familiar. Turns out, I have the paper book, only the title in Spanish is completely different: "The Black Bracelet". And the original title in my book says "Kirkby's Changeling".Good book, as expected. A Circus, a brave MC, hidden identities, kidnapping, attempted murders it was a bit slow in some places, but overall, the adventure I was looking for.


    16. Another beautifully written, completely engrossing novel by Madeleine Brent. This one is about a girl who ran away from home to join the circus at the age of thirteen after finding out a shocking truth about her parentage. At the age of nineteen, she finds a man by the side of a stream who has lost his memory. I must say, Madeleine Brent finds the most intriguing ways to invite drama and adventure into her stories! I loved this book.


    17. My status update for this one pretty much summed it up--this book is completely bananas in the best possible Gothic romance, written in the 70s way! It requires a certain suspension of disbelief, but strict realism is not the point of the Gothic historical romance genre. There was a kind of stereotypical bit with a Romani fortune teller, but otherwise the characterization was lively, using the tropes of the genre without following them in a super narrow way.


    18. I read this back when I was in my gothic phase, so about 30 years ago. I loved, loved this book. I had forgotten how much I loved Madelieine Brent who I now know is a pen name for a man. This book is a great example of gothic writing. If I recall this correctly I probably read this several times the whole circus orphan with a big time "mystery" that surounds her is irresistable.


    19. The story kept me reading, but when I was asked what it was about I had a hard time categorizing it. Is it a romance, a mystery, what? I was 3/4 of the way through before I felt like all the pieces were finally fitting together. Having said that, I still enjoyed reading it and, besides, who doesn't like the circus?


    20. This is one of my favorite authors and this is my favorite book from this author. It's an action adventure and a romance, but not heavy. I love the characters and the imaginative adventure that the characters share even though they live in Victorian Europe. I also like that the female characters in her books are rarely damsels in distress.


    21. I read this one for the first time off my aunt's bookshelf back when I was probably around twelve. It's one of those books with staying power; you come back and read it again ten years later and the magic's still there. Pick this one up, read it, and you will open a door to Madeleine Brent, and a dozen books you won't be able to put down.


    22. This may be my second favorite Madeleine Brent book (nothing can beat Moonrakers Bride!). I like the characters a lot, and the setting was very cool, who doesn't like the circus. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was a bit formulaic. I can almost guess at a direction that Brent's book will gobut I love them anyway.


    23. Enjoyable. I found the immersion into the historical environment of late Victorian proper English society and a Hungarian Circus atmosphere interesting. And as seems indicative of this writer, there is a strong, positive female protagonist, but the author is very formulaic, so after being previously introduced to his writing, there is no longer any question about who is the hero or the villain.


    24. I liked the main character in this book. Chantal was very likable, but others weren't well developed. The book was really slow plot wise and once the mystery came out, at the very end of the book, it resolved quickly. The mystery was pretty disappointing and seemed rather silly although to some people I realize it is very important. This definitely was not my favorite Madeleine Brent story.


    25. A wonderful historical romantic suspense novel. It takes us from the secretive, fascinating world of a Hungarian circus to the glitter of a London season in full swing. I loved this book and will definitely read it again!


    26. Awesome! Adventure, suspense, mystery with just the right touch of romance. I read it 12 years ago but couldn't remember anything except that I'd loved it. I loved it all over again. I couldn't put it down.


    27. I really loved this book! I think it was my favorite of Madeleine Brent's. But I say that after every one I read. Even though this one still had that "same but different plot scenario, I enjoyed it - a lot!!


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