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I ll start by saying that I m a huge fan of the Anna Kronberg novels This book is the prequel to The Devil s Grin and delvesinto he relationship between Anna and Garret While this is romance, there is a lotgoing on than that This story takes you through the slums of Victorian London for a closer look at desperate poverty, prostitution, and the plight of children born and raised in this environment without attempting to pretty it up The relationships that develop between the chara I ll start by saying that I m a huge fan of the Anna Kronberg novels This book is the prequel to The Devil s Grin and delvesinto he relationship between Anna and Garret While this is romance, there is a lotgoing on than that This story takes you through the slums of Victorian London for a closer look at desperate poverty, prostitution, and the plight of children born and raised in this environment without attempting to pretty it up The relationships that develop between the characters in this setting are fascinating There is a lot to like about Garret and Anna I enjoyed getting to seeof their motivations and interactions [[ Free ]] ↡ The Lion's Courtship ☝ Bookin the award winning Anna Kronberg series New and revised edition Anna Kronberg lives in Victorian London s worst rookery, offering medical treatment to prostitutes, vagrants, and criminals To her, plugging holes and mopping up blood is normal Stitching the slashed face of a young prostitute is not Witnesses refuse to talk The police can t be bothered with yet another injured whore But whispers are spreading about a man who pays well for a few harmless knife marks No one dares reveal the man s identity Only Garret O Hare a thief Anna barely knows reluctantly agrees to help her investigate the assault But when the injured girl disappears, a veil of silence descends upon the slum And Anna learns that she is no longer the hunter, but the hunted Warning medical procedures, poverty, and prostitution are depicted without apology For fans of Caleb Carr, Louise Penny, and Anne Perry an interesting prequel to the anna kronberg series well written, descriptions of the victorian london doesn t leave nothing to the imagination, and i m sure it was even worse quite a twist in the endit s time now to move on to the other books The Lion s Courtship is a prequel to The Devil s Grin It covers the meeting of Garret O Hare and Anna Kronberg Part romance Annelie Wendeberg style , part thriller, this book explores the St Giles area of Victorian London in all its filth and horror while maintaining a ray of hope throughout the story I really enjoyed this book, and hope to seeof Garret and Anna I love this series and this prequel explained a lot not in an obvious way, but like it was a chapter that had been torn out of the original book Full of suspense and character development, it was intriguing and reminded me of why I loved the original book. I love this author I read all the 1 2986 series 1 Cut2 Fog3 Ice4 Vow5 War coming soon.It was so real, so intense, Micka is a very emotional character who tastes words She is young, living in a society after a mysterious disease kills 10 billion people It takes place in the future in a dystopian community.After I read all the four books in this series I kept putting off The Lion s Courtship, thinking it was such a different genre than I am used to reading Finally I began The Lion s Cour I love this author I read all the 1 2986 series 1 Cut2 Fog3 Ice4 Vow5 War coming soon.It was so real, so intense, Micka is a very emotional character who tastes words She is young, living in a society after a mysterious disease kills 10 billion people It takes place in the future in a dystopian community.After I read all the four books in this series I kept putting off The Lion s Courtship, thinking it was such a different genre than I am used to reading Finally I began The Lion s Courtship, book 1 in the series, and could not put it down I then proceeded to read the second and third books It was the second book that introduced us to Sherlock Holmes, who is not the main character Anna Kronberg is, and she lives in 1890 s when women were not accepted into medical schools She lives in London in a slum, helping the ravaged poor in her area by night, serving as a medical doctor by day at a London hospital, dressed as a man, going under the name Dr Anton Kronberg This woman is a strong, smart, capable woman who is trying to make her life count helping those in crushing poverty when she can and being London s leading Bacteriologist as Dr Anton Kronberg by day I love Anna and I am nowthan halfway into the third book Books in this series 1 The Lion s Courtship2 The Devil s Grin3 The Fall4 The Journey5 Silent Witness6 River of BonesIf you haven t read this author before, choose to be surprised Start with either of the series I have outlined here Totally different kinds of stories, genres and characters Both have one thing in common Strong Smart women Excellent This made such a refreshing change from the modern novels I usually read It s well written, carefully researched and utterly believable Victorian London was a dark, forbidding place and the author has recreated it in this story This has the makings of a terrific series. Anna Kronberg and Garret match well together at the heighten of Victorian living Author Annelie Wendeberg competently conveys the period and locale as a backdrop to an London impoverished neighborhood of subpar sanitary conditions The trepidation of Anna to keep her distance from Garret because of a secret she is keeping, while at the same time finding herself drawn to him works well through the novel The subplot of the novel is the main characters investigation into the murder of a prostitu Anna Kronberg and Garret match well together at the heighten of Victorian living Author Annelie Wendeberg competently conveys the period and locale as a backdrop to an London impoverished neighborhood of subpar sanitary conditions The trepidation of Anna to keep her distance from Garret because of a secret she is keeping, while at the same time finding herself drawn to him works well through the novel The subplot of the novel is the main characters investigation into the murder of a prostitute, in the vein of Jack the Ripper For a contemporary written novel, Wendeberg s tone matches nicely with the proper Victorian classics, but updated with a pacingin line with expectations of readers that enjoy murder mysteries I did not know that this was a prelude book to a series of Anna Anton Kronberg stories Hence when I read the excerpt at the end of the book, I found it jarring to read Anna Anton have a dueling dialogue with Sherlock Holmes While during the novel proper I believed Anna s intellectual prowess, I found it suspect to pit her against Holmes That is only my initial thoughts from reading a few pages though, so don t hold that much weight to my observations on that point The novel proper was quite good in comparison 3.75 stars I liked the no nonsense writing in this book I actually liked the whole writing style overall It wasn t perfect but I liked the way the author tells the story It was hard to really love this book because it s actually a little depressing because of the setting and real life circumstances and portrayal of poverty in past London The author did a good job at portraying what it was really like without sugar coating, so that was a good thing, but hard to read none the less I m pretty 3.75 stars I liked the no nonsense writing in this book I actually liked the whole writing style overall It wasn t perfect but I liked the way the author tells the story It was hard to really love this book because it s actually a little depressing because of the setting and real life circumstances and portrayal of poverty in past London The author did a good job at portraying what it was really like without sugar coating, so that was a good thing, but hard to read none the less I m pretty sensitive so this isn t anything against the book really I know it s a good thing to be reminded of the hardships people have faced and still do to this day But it s still a little hard to read about But the best thing about the story was Anna and Garrett I love them both a lot Garrett is so incredibly sweet and loving I love his insecurities and his love for Anna He is just an excellent character Anna is pretty awesome too She isn t some uptight prissy annoying female She is tough and gritty She doesn t dance around issues or situations she faces, no matter how horrible and the story benefits from her no nonsense personality and keeps the story flowing at a good pace I love awesome female leads She is tough but also caring She is able to suppress emotion when a job needs to be done, but she s also kind and giving And she does have emotions, but she doesn t let them limit her or control her most of the time And I love their love story It s sweet and real and slow building They are two flawed characters that come to genuinely enjoy the other and care for each other The other thing I like about this book is that it reminds you that there is rarely only right and wrong Or black and white There is so much gray area surrounding morals It s important to remember that even though we like to think there is right or wrong, we have to make sure we are also aware that there are so many circumstances and effects of every decision made that it is so hard to make snap judgements Anyways, i really liked the story and it s originality DNF at 47%She performs simple surgeries, sometimes amputations She helps reluctant children out of their mothers wombs, cleans and stitches up cuts When, in a few months, the summer arrives and heats up people s heads and makes them go wild about trifles, her supply of bandages, disinfectant, and opium will melt away in but a few days Normally I wouldn t write a review for a book I didn t finish but this one is different Even though I decided not to go on, I still think this is a preDNF at 47%She performs simple surgeries, sometimes amputations She helps reluctant children out of their mothers wombs, cleans and stitches up cuts When, in a few months, the summer arrives and heats up people s heads and makes them go wild about trifles, her supply of bandages, disinfectant, and opium will melt away in but a few days Normally I wouldn t write a review for a book I didn t finish but this one is different Even though I decided not to go on, I still think this is a pretty decent story at least as far as I read Annelie Wendeberg isn t only able to capture Victorian London atmospherically but also seems to have done her research when it comes to the medical procedures the protagonist Anna Kronberg performs view spoiler an abortion for example hide spoiler , which were also the parts that intrigued me the most She is an independent woman who is working as a doctor view spoiler dressed as a man hide spoiler by day and is helping the poorest of the poor at night.Working in the slums, she has seen it all, but the brutal assault on a young prostitute deeply horrifies her and with the help of Garret O Hare a thief from Ireland whos leg she stitched up nights before, she takes matters of finding the perpetrator into her own hands, because the police couldn t care less.Undoubtably that sounds interesting enough, but after Anna almost got herself killed and Garret was thrown into prison, I realized that I unfortunately just didn t care about what happend to them.When I am completely indifferent towards the main character who carries a series of books, I think it s not worth continuing, which in this case is a shame, really, but c est la vie Nonetheless I would recommend this book to anyone who fancies a story set in Victorian London and doesn t mind detailed depictions of medical procedures.