An Almond for a Parrot

10th February 2017


An Almond for a Parrot

Attention all historical fiction lovers! An Almond for a Parrot is one of those books you can’t put down. Don’t let the cover throw you, the saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ has never been truer. Fast paced, exciting and somewhat unexpected, this book will carry you through the traumas of life as a woman in the mid-1700s.
In a cell awaiting trial for murder, Tully Truegood recounts her mysterious, dangerous and thrilling life leading up to this point. The question is, did she commit the murder, and if so, what would possess her to do it? Tully was a naive and silly girl with an even sillier father who makes your blood curdle. Destined for a life locked in her father’s house, she is dealt some good fate which comes in the form of a step-mother. Faith and Hope (her would-be sisters) take Tully under their wing as she makes her entrance into the world, but it’s not the world you would expect, it is the world of a courtesan. Tully finds out early in life she has a gift for the unnatural; she learns to master these gifts which gives her a cutting edge in her career and makes her desirable to many. Tully is determined to make her life her own, dependant on no one, but her past has a way of catching up with her, things that were a mystery to her as a child work their way into her future with ramifications too great to comprehend.
An Almond for a Parrot has made it into my top 10 books. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to escape into a story, fans of historical fiction, or anyone looking for an original and exciting plot.



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