The Marquis' Secret

The Marquis Secret trade paperback reprint edition of a work first published in Bethany House MN Note this is the sequel to The Fisherman s Lady pages

  • Title: The Marquis' Secret
  • Author: George MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9780871233240
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1982, trade paperback reprint edition of a work first published in 1877 , Bethany House, MN Note this is the sequel to The Fisherman s Lady 229 pages.

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    1. If only the current "Christian romance" genre would go back to the shadows where it belongs, and leave some shelf space for this kind of book--more "Christian" and "romantic" in any of the good senses of those words than all the Oke, Livingstone and Fisher to be had. The more I read him, the more convinced I am that George MacDonald was a man who knew God, if there is a God (not that I doubt it, but that such a God as he knew would truly be God)--and in that knowing, found Joy. "The Marquis of L [...]

    2. MacDonald is perhaps my favorite author. He is best known for his fantasy and poetry, but neither genre is my favorite in general. I like his novels, even though it's obvious he wrote them in a bit of a hurry--I guess authors didn't make much money back then. There are plot holes, and his romances are formulaic--same in every book, and most of his novels have a Scooby-Doo-ish mystery. But I like it. What he lacks in literary sturcture, he more than makes up for in poetic imagery of Scotland and [...]

    3. What makes a book worth rating 5 stars? From reading titles like Sir Gibbie and, just now, Malcolm and The Marquis of Lossie, I have come to the conclusion that it is not (necessarily) flawless plots or characters, etc If one were to govern by such standards, probably none of George MacDonald's non-fairy stories would garner the highest ratings. But there is so much more to them than that. More than anything else, they elevate the reader. In The Princess & Curdie, Irene's great-great-grandmo [...]

    4. Without fear of exaggeration, this is the most convicting novel I have ever read. The plot - while page turning - is not really the point. Set in the mid 19th century and taking place in London and Scotland, this sequel to Malcolm is a relatively straightforward tale of love triangles, unsuitable suitors, wealthy, spoiled heiresses, a little intrigue and attempted murder, and herring fishing. (OK, so the latter does not regularly turn up in romantic fiction. Give it a chance: it fully belongs he [...]

    5. 4.5 Stars.MacDonald is an incredibly underrated author, and that becomes clearer every time I finish one of his books (mind you, this is only my third). He expresses his beliefs in a way that is fresh, even to 21st century ears, and not preachy. His characters and writing have a sense of honor and virtue that is so incredibly rare in our world. I'm afraid that I'm going to have to take off a 1/2 star for this one, just because I wanted stronger female characters. But this is 1877 and from a male [...]

    6. This is the sequel to the Fisherman's Lady and both are riveting. MacDonald is a very insightful developer of character and each of the threads that he weaves throughout both books builds more and more intrigue--until the amazing ending. The character Malcolm is truly good yet believeable and his commitment to justice is strong--yet he struggles enough to be seen as mortal. You can fall in love with the countryside, the fisher folk, the wonderful old Scottish grandpa. I think this is a book that [...]

    7. I loved this book. I love the truth in it mingled with the clean romance and the character change and growth. I love the "Marquis" in disguise and the way he treats his sister. It really is a terrific, must read for all - especially those sick of modern Christian novels.

    8. Enjoying re-read George MacDonald novels. Originally published in 1877 as the Marquis of Lossie. As the introduction says "Brew yourself a pot of tea, sink into your favourite overstuffed chair, and drift over the miles to MacDonald's Scotland and London with this masterful spinner of tales"

    9. Liked this sequel even better than the first book. So many wonderful quotesI finally had to break out a highlighter!

    10. Another George MacDonald/Michael Phillips book that you won't want to put down once you begin reading it!

    11. Another deliteful read authored by George MacDonald, a Scottish favourite. Also known as the Marquis of Lossie, I was attracted to read this particular book having spent time in Lossie of the book's title!MacDonald is a master storyteller. Tension mounts almost to the breaking point before there is a turn to provide some relief, then back into another buildup of intensity before resolution. If I didn't actually have to sleep at some point in my 24 hr allotment, I would NOT have put this one down [...]

    12. The Marquis' Secret completes the story of Malcolm Colonsay, the fisherman introduced in The Fisherman's Lady. Malcolm has decided to keep his true identity a secret so that he can serve his sister, Florimel, and reveal the truth to her in a way that will not ruin her life. He travels to London and finds her under the influence of socialites that are negatively influencing her. Can Malcolm save her from making serious mistakes and take his place as marquis?One of MacDonald's major weaknesses in [...]

    13. Often quoted by C S Lewis, I had not read anything George MacDonald has written, now I would like to read more of his works. These two books are about a young Scotsman named Malcolm, who is a fisherman by trade. He was brought up by a blind man, an old Scottish piper, and is mentored by a wise school teacher. Living his life with integrity and honor, he has to make some difficult choices - and I really enjoyed the insights into the SAvior's life and true Christianity that run through the book.

    14. You can get irritated at Malcom for being such a Renaissance Man/ Christ-figure so effortlessly-- the fisher of fish is simply too otherworldly to impress one as a real role model, seeing how he can break horses, play the bagpipes, read Greek, discern the souls of men by looking at them, etc.Even so, this is a good little story that you'd probably enjoy if you like Lewis or Chesterton or any of their ilk. It turns into a really enjoyable love story as well-- you wouldn't think old MacDonald had [...]

    15. A good enough story with really great writing. I love MacDonald's writing style, and the thematic content is beautifully composed, but his story line isn't terribly original and only moderately interesting. I'm wondering if this is an edited version, and hence all the more lengthy sermonizing is taken out of it, for which I am grateful, since I'm reading for pleasure and not preaching. Love all the Scotch in this book!

    16. Slightly predictable, but still fun. This is the sequel to The Fisherman's Lady, and I'm glad I had it on hand ready to go.Malcolm is still a boss, and oh Florimel. Takeaway: George MacDonald is a MacBroodypants. The plot was similar to that of several Georgette Heyer's works, but instead of being a fun romp with mistaken impressions and near marriages and elopements, MacDonald says "HELLFIRE FOR YOUR MISTAKES IF YOU DON'T REPENT". Gotta love it3.5 stars

    17. George MacDonald does not disappoint in this second book of the series, following the honorable fisherman Malcolm from the northern coast of Scotland into busy, bustling 1800's London.There is much for people today to learn from Malcolm's character. He is a man of action, not reaction. A very good read.

    18. It's a fact that most libraries are sadly understocked on George MacDonald except for perhaps a few childs fairytales. This book does not belong in that category. I really enjoyed the tale, and the twist in it left my brain numb for a while. The characters are alternately loveable, horrible, mysterious, and pitiable.

    19. This story continues the story about Malcolm and his love for his lady, who actually are his sister. I really liked how the story builds up to the dramatic climax. It really shows how MacDonald are a master storyteller.

    20. Difficult to believe this novel was written in 1877. Certainly not in light of the plot, but of the theology portrayed by the main character Malcolm and his mentor Mr. Graham May try to find MacDonald's PHANTASTES which C.S. Lewis credited with shaking him out of his skepticism.

    21. George MacDonald is a wonderful author. Obviously this is a sequel to The Fisherman's Lady, but I figure that if I put one book from an author on my list and you like it, you will probably check out other books from the same author. George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis were comrades.

    22. Great story. This version is EDITED! Missing important plot facts but does have a nice glossary to help you understand the dialect of characters. Get the sequel ready - a real cliff hanger!Original book - Malcolm 5 starsoriginal sequel - The Marquis of Lossie 5 stars

    23. This one I enjoyed even more. Since it was the second book in a series, the author did not find it necessary to spend the first 100 pages with description and "buildup". He jumped right into the plot, which I appreciated.

    24. Fitting conclusion to the story begun in "The Fisherman's Lady." Recommended for readers who enjoy 19th century Scottish Victorian upright tales.

    25. Read some last night. Unfortunately I remember far too much on this book. This book suffers from the editing. May still finish it.

    26. Average read. Outstanding wisdom and insight. Prefer the writing of George Mac Donald's protege Michael Phillips.

    27. The continuation of Malcolm's story and how he finally is able to acknowledge his rightful inheritance of the Marquis of Lossie.

    28. I really liked this book and I think it was a good conclusion to the story line began in The Fisherman's Lady.

    29. Not the paperback. This is the unedited, limited edition, leather-bound Sunrise Centenary edition from Michael Phillips.

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