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  1. Terry Tyler Terry Tyler says:

    Reviewed by me as part of Rosie Amber's Review TeamAfter a slightly shaky start I enjoyed this book a lot Lauren Gregory certainly knows how to keep a reader turning the pages and I was engrossed for nearly all of it When Doves Fly is the story of Lily Wright fleeing tragic family circumstances and a brutal husband in the days of the Wild West and people striking out to make their fortune via the gold rush A woman alone she struggles to make a living in the boom town of Clear Springs Colorado and her fortunes rise and plummet at every turn There are some good plot developments in this story completely unexpected and the atmosphere of the time and situation is spot onOne of the biggest strengths in this book is the characterisation The dialogue of characters as Jessie the prostitute the evil Silas Barnes who is out to ruin Lily wise old girl Alice Durand I loved her my absolute favourite character and the miners visiting Barnes's brothel is so very good I kept silently applauding little bits When Alice was telling Lily the story of her own past I think I was as anxious as Lily to find out all about her Ms Gregory knows how to write a Texan accent a Scottish one and many others so incredibly well but without being overdone that I was reading it in the accent intended—excellent I bow with respectThere were a few negatives for me though others might not agree and they're not big ones I found the beginning when Lily arrives journeys to and arrives at Clear Springs a tad unconvincing and a little rushed through; I didn't get into the story until it went back in time to Charlotte's situation Lily's thoughts being actual dialogue in italics grated on me a little 'What in heaven's name was I thinking? I'm so dense etc I thought this would have been effectively written as an inner third person narrative ie 'what in heaven's name was she thinking?' There's probably an actual name for the style of prose I mean something like free indirect speech I think but I'm not sure The only other slight negative was that the last 10 12% seemed a trifle too neatly wrapped up; I was expecting another twist and was disappointed when it didn't come but hey this is Lauren Gregory's book not mine So a bit of an anti climax for me but it was still well written and convincing To sum up When Doves Fly is a cracking read I'd recommend it to anyone who likes these sort of stories I will definitely read another book by this author a master storyteller who really knows how to spin a yarn


  2. T. Tyson T. Tyson says:

    I thought this book was great Although many times I almost threw my kindle at the wall prompting my little sister to think I was crazy with my screaming at the screen because of Lily's pure stupidity Or I guess you could call it naivety But she was naive in the way that makes you want to see her grow not the naive that makes you hate reading about her As for Luke I'll be honest and say that I wasn't enthralled with him He truly didn't do much wrong and seemed a bit too good to be true throughout even when he wasn't there and I felt his character was a little flat He didn't have any faults that I could see My favorite character was Alice and Jessie was a close second But by far the last words Lily says to Luke made me so very very proud of her And the fact that I was able to continue reading though it's not even close to my preferred genre historic WESTERN? Um no thank you speaks volumes If I don't like something I don't finish it Lauren Gregory did a fantastic job and I look forward to reading from her in the future


  3. Kerry Kerry says:

    This complex book explores the old west with Lily Wright a woman who endures and overcomes real life horrors in her uest for freedom Ms Gregory's research immerses the reader I felt Lily's pain growth and triumph A woman alone in the 1800's endured much; dangers stalked the untamed west but A woman fleeing an abusive husband had reason to hide Lily developed a strength that flew above her circumstances to where no cage gilded or not contained her


  4. Vikki Patis Vikki Patis says:

    When I heard about When Doves Fly I knew I wanted to review it myself It’s the kind of novel I adore – gritty fiction set against a harsh historical backdrop with fierce women taking centre stage And I loved itGregory is not afraid to show the brutal nature of the women’s lives the horrors they had to suffer through This theme is not uniue to the time in which the story is set; in this way When Doves Fly is every bit contemporary fiction as it is historicalThe protagonist Lily Wright is endearing for both her strength and her honesty Fleeing a violent husband wandering through the wilderness opening herself to new love and struggling to make her own way – Lily’s life is far from easy but her courage and kindness makes her a heroine to enjoy reading about to look up toLily’s strength shines through in the face of adversity When it seems as if she has everything under control the rug is pulled out from under her – and us the readers – and a whole new level of hell awaits Gregory isn’t shy in describing horrific sexual abuse or violence but nor is it gratuitous Each scene is crafted in a way that shocks you while drawing attention to the truth – that these things still happen and that they have never been nor will they ever be acceptableWhen Doves Fly is a feminist novel It’s full of violence and hope strength and sadness and it is a story that roots for all women everywherehttpsdracaryawordpresscom20160


  5. G.P. Gadbois G.P. Gadbois says:

    The description of the 1870 captivated my interest from start to end With all the challenges Lily faces I couldn’t put the book down An excellent read and I can’t wait for the seuel


  6. Alison Alison says:

    I love well researched and realistic historical fiction portraying the world as it would have been and the people as they were I particularly love well written historical fiction that tells the story of women and that pulls no punches That’s certainly what you get with this novelAt first I have to admit I was a little wary I was worried that Lily was going to be one of those historical women that I hate the type that people describe as ‘feisty’ who manage to live lives that are completely unrealistic and who emerge from life changing catastrophic events unscathed having snared the handsome hero won battles single handed carved out an independent existence made their voice heard etc etc etcBut this book doesn’t shy away from the realities of life for women particularly women alone in the wild west of the nineteenth century This is not a light romantic historical this is gritty realistic hard hitting and at times hard to read There are no easy solutions for Lily no fairy tale rescues She fights for herself she has to rely on herself but she fails as well as succeeds she suffers she’s frightened at times she messes up In short Lauren Gregory tells the truth and tells it well Life for Lily in the boom town of Clear Springs is hard she makes enemies as well as friends and those relationships have dreadful conseuencesI do feel that the early parts of Lily’s story are rather glossed over not given enough detail I would have liked to have got to know her better to have understood her motivations clearly More time spent on this would have added a depth to Lily’s character and would have made me feel invested in her story Aside from this though the writing is well crafted the sense of time and place extremely well executed and the story line is gripping dramatic and involving A very good read indeed I look forward to reading from Lauren Gregory


  7. The Literary Connoisseur The Literary Connoisseur says:

    After years of suffering in the suffocating clutches of her possessive husband Lily Wright has fled her home and found sanctuary in a little town in the remote Rocky Mountains of Colorado where no one knows her pastTaking place in the late nineteenth century When Doves Fly comes with a bushel full of problems challenges and life threatening possibilities Lily Wright has found solace in her new home where she has opened her very own dry goods shop but will this town and the people residing in it be her ultimate downfall?When Doves Fly by Lauren Gregory was a surprising read for me in many ways There were so many shocking moments in this book I could barely keep up with Lily's adventures if you can call her grief adventure like Because of that I found myself almost unable to put it down I desperately wanted to know in which direction Lily's life was going to go Would she find happiness? Was her husband going to find her in Colorado? Who continuously keeps sabotaging her contentment? Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen next another monkey wrench was thrown in my way and I was knocked off my feet I'm sure this was intentional so the reader could understand what Lily was going through as she tried to turn her life aroundWhen Doves Fly was an enjoyable read The story can be painful at times but the reading experience itself was not painful whatsoever I see myself reading of Lauren Gregory's work in the future


  8. Elizabeth Lloyd Elizabeth Lloyd says:

    Here is a book which takes us back to the Wild West we used to see in old movies where men are tough and uncouth and women are there for their pleasure Into this setting comes Lily Wright running away from abuse and tragedy looking for a new life in a boomtown during the gold rush in Colorado Intending to open a dry goods store her plans are in disarray after she loses her money and belongings Without any assistance she struggles to make a living despite the fates being against herLily is an insecure but brave and determined woman with whom the reader becomes intimately involved She learns a valuable lesson from Alice Durand a wizened old woman whose life story could make another book We experience Lily’s suffering in intense detail and cannot help wishing that her knight in shining armour will appear However Lily must make her own destinyThe hypocritical residents of the ironically named Clear Springs include evil villains honourable citizens and a hoard of dysfunctional individuals trying to make a fortune It’s the perfect setting for life changing drama This could have made the story too predictable but this is far from the case Lauren Gregory’s characters are real and vibrant They come with back stories which give them substance and their actions make for a dramatic plot There are the seeds of a saga in this novel


  9. A.M. Justice A.M. Justice says:

    Lauren Gregory’s Western romance has all the elements of classic melodrama a handsome and honorable cowboy an unscrupulous banker and a naïve but spunky heroine but Gregory recasts these archetypes into a modern tale of a young woman’s grit determination and self sufficiency in an 1870s Colorado boomtown Lilly Wright the main character is a young woman who faces one catastrophe after another—from robbery to a devastating fire disfigurement and forced prostitution—and learns how to be the hero of her own harrowing story My only critiue of this book is that the author freuently intrudes on scenes with anachronistic commentary on the action or Lilly’s state of mind Many chapters however beautifully capture the period and characters Keep an eye on Lauren Gregory; like her creation Lilly Wright she may well develop into a force to be reckoned with


  10. Jennifer l Courtney Jennifer l Courtney says:

    A fast paced read and thoroughly enjoyable I couldn't put it down Keep your eye on Lauren Gregory she's a force to be reckoned with


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When Doves Fly [Read] ➪ When Doves Fly ➲ Lauren Gregory – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Lily Wright flees her cruel husband for the promise of opportunity in Colorado but brutality and vice lurk in the remote Rocky Mountains of the 1870s In a time when men control every woman’s destiny Lily Wright flees her cruel husband for the promise of opportunity in Colorado but brutality and vice lurk in the remote Rocky Mountains of the s In a time when men control every woman’s destiny Lily craves independence Taking advantage of a gold rush she settles in a boomtown and opens a dry goods catering to the miners outlaws and fallen women She builds a new life and forms bonds that banish the ghosts of her past But Lily soon discovers the Wild West is a fool’s paradise The false fronted saloons When Doves ePUB í and shops cloak a world of addiction and violence When she stands her ground jealousy injustice and greed exact their dues in ways a lady couldn’t imagine Independence has a price It will cost Lily her sanity and her life unless she finds the strength and courage to make her own destiny.