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`Read Book ì The Rooftops Of London à Joss has grown up on the streets of London in Victorian England, escaping the grim orphanages when she was seven She learned to scale buildings to keep out of harms way, always running to the rooftops if things got too tight on the streets She hasn t worried about the future or the past in a long time, concentrating on living from one day to the next Until, in a move of desperation, she lands herself in Lenora Worth s drawing roomLenora has been struggling for eighteen years to bring the nefarious Andrew Confield to justice Now, with the help of her reluctant prot g , she sees a light at the end of the tunnel if only Joss will cooperateLenora and Joss must find a balance between their worlds if they are to solve the mysteries in front of them and hope for a future They still hold on to that spark of hope, the dream of some better life than the one they re stuck in She was so tired of being alone.Anna Kringle, this is just the beginning and it is a GREAT one First, let me say that this is such a good read When I read a book I like to let the aftertaste simmer and percolate before giving it an honest review unless the book makes me angry for some reason But after I read it the first time, I found myself having a nostalgic feeling for the characters and They still hold on to that spark of hope, the dream of some better life than the one they re stuck in She was so tired of being alone.Anna Kringle, this is just the beginning and it is a GREAT one First, let me say that this is such a good read When I read a book I like to let the aftertaste simmer and percolate before giving it an honest review unless the book makes me angry for some reason But after I read it the first time, I found myself having a nostalgic feeling for the characters and the atmosphere of this story after two weeks of finishing the book, actually wanting to re read it I m glad I did.Kringle has a natural talent with pacing a plot and spending time with her characters so we are just as comfortable with them as she is There s an elegant and natural ease here when new characters are introduced such as the first physical introduction of the villain, Andrew Confield , making it easy to believe that the main characters have had previous relationships with them good or bad The book is filled with this style of writing making it safe to say that there s nothing artificial here and that this author knows how to invent characters with the written word Personally, I think the character of Amy is the perfect role model even though she standson the sidelines.I m the kind of person with the tragic curse of having a great knack to predict main plot points in a story by chapter three, but Kringle did something that not many authors can do She surprised me No spoilers, but the kicker showed me how much Kringle does care about these characters, therefore making me completely interested.The last few chapters left an ache in my chest the melancholy kind that makes me wish forbittersweet emotion but made me angry for reasons not mentioned because of spoilers , and a specific icon throughout the book made me cheer when I reached the final chapter view spoiler Kringle sets up wonderful symbolism here with the golden chicken being an essence of Ned always watching over his daughter and sister even though they don t know he s with them hide spoiler Yes, there is a great twist along with some blood pumping peril and soft romance, but there is a sense of morality here Joss the main character starts off hard hearted from growing up on the streets alone and has decided by the time she s 15 that living alone and on the rooftops is all she needs you really can t blame her since it s all she s ever known.That s why this story also gave me extra reason to appreciate itbecause of the choice of virtue that the author decided to use Family This is one of my favorite messages to interpret in anything because it means so much to me Through a close relationship with our family we find our strength, we crush our weaknesses, and find our place in this world Kringle does highlight other thought provoking morals like It s never to late to be saved, but it s clear here that family means a lot to her life as well.Unfortunately, there is something negative I have to point out here but the story and characters have nothing to do with it The only thing I didn t like about this was the repetition in certain gestures followed by the same vocabulary Characters purse their lips 7 times and blush at least 13 times I understand that good authors show the action instead of telling us about it, but if the same emotion must be repeated it should be displayed or described differently and creatively to give the reader a variety of perspective.But this is the only setback The Rooftops of London is a pleasant adventure with tactical pacing, charming characters that the brain seems to latch onto, and a twist I didn t see coming This surprising bit of gentle steam punk literature is worth the buy and is currently on Nook Press now I, for one, am hoping that Anna Kringle gets enough buzz to get mainstream I d love to have hard copies of her books on my shelf very soon and can t wait to see what comes out of her quirky mind next I really probably should have done this review earlier, but I suppose better late than never Joss has been living on the streets for most her life, but also that changes when she is taken in by a well off lady named Leonora Joss immediately starts to wonder why she is so eager to help her and is sure she wants something in return Joss soon finds out what it is and agrees to help Leonora, but helping her will not be easy So I did like the characters in this novel, especially Leonora I though I really probably should have done this review earlier, but I suppose better late than never Joss has been living on the streets for most her life, but also that changes when she is taken in by a well off lady named Leonora Joss immediately starts to wonder why she is so eager to help her and is sure she wants something in return Joss soon finds out what it is and agrees to help Leonora, but helping her will not be easy So I did like the characters in this novel, especially Leonora I thought that she was very relatable, and I liked reading about her I enjoyed finding outabout her past and what had made her so interested in the main antagonist of the story I also thought that her romance was nice It didn t take over the plot like some romances did.I also thought the book was a page turner Once I got into it, I read it all taking only a break to sleep.I also loved the twist at the end Some of the twists I saw coming like the romance that Leonora was in However, I did not see the one that is revealed at the end, which is something Usually I m fairly good at predicting twists I did have a few issues with this book however For example there is a time when Joss is attacked and after she doesn t think about it at all That is a tad bit unrealistic Also there were some clich s in the book that could have been avoided such as even how the book starts off Starting a book with someone waking up isn t exactly encouraged I also thought it was a bit too unlikely that Joss would run into Leonora s house of all houses in London after just meeting her It just seems kind of convenient Overall I would give this book three out of five stars I m looking forward to seeing what the author writes next Finally finished it This was the first official nookbook I ve ever read and I want to say just one thing I hate ebook devices.That doesn t mean I hate the stories this one, in fact, was worth the read.It took a while for the book to really pick up for me, but nothan any other book I ve read The average is usually a little over half way which is about the time I start to actually understand who the characters are and exactly what role they play.After this point I began to care about how Finally finished it This was the first official nookbook I ve ever read and I want to say just one thing I hate ebook devices.That doesn t mean I hate the stories this one, in fact, was worth the read.It took a while for the book to really pick up for me, but nothan any other book I ve read The average is usually a little over half way which is about the time I start to actually understand who the characters are and exactly what role they play.After this point I began to care about how Joss and Lenora felt, especially about each other Chapter 13 The big attention getter here was the strong sense of what family is It was a message that made you feel good while at the same time keeping a sense of drama, and that s a hard mixture to get right You wanted everyone to turn out okay, but you wanted them to do it together, and what Joss learns through her time with Lenora is It s not what you know, it s who you know and just how important that can really be.I can t spoil any of it, but I will say there are a lot of surprises through this read, especially near the end And it really picks up around the middle, so don t drop this thing after the first few chapters, stick with it