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Reviews of The Golden Chain
 by Margaret James

A precious gift, a handsome actor and a leading lady looking for love. These are the ingredients that make yo keep turning the pages of The Golden Chain, the latest historical novel by local author Margaret James.
Sophie King, Sidmouth Herald.

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noveliciousI thoroughly enjoyed Margaret’s previous book for Choc Lit, The Silver Locket, and The Golden Chain lets us revisit various characters from that novel.
It’s now 1931 and Daisy Denham has returned to live in her father’s rundown family home in Dorset. She meets and falls in love with Ewan Fraser. Ewan is on holiday and staying with his mother at the home of someone who Daisy is later to discover, has something of a past with both her parents ...
... This is a beautifully written book and it was wonderful to meet familiar characters once again and see what had happened to them since the end of The Silver Locket. I wanted it to work out between Daisy and Ewan so much, but it seemed as if they had too many problems and differences for that to be able to happen. You’ll have to read it yourself to find out what does happen to them in the end, but I can assure you this book is well worth reading.
Debs Carr, Reviewer for Novelicious
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lovereading1Within the first two pages the author gives us a clue that there is a mystery behind the child Daisy which lures us to read on with the story beginning in India and then shifting to England. Daisy shows early signs of acting talent, encouraged by her mother. Margaret James has an ability to transport us back into an age where life moved more slowly and moments were more savoured. Then morality was tighter and women were definitely at a disadvantage in the big wide world. The heroine grows up to become a touring actress and falls in love with two very different men, having turned away from her parents. The title takes its name from the gift of a gold chain by one of the men she falls in love with. The theme is all about choices - the different life directions that she takes as a result and the differing conclusions that follow at each cross roads of decision making. I found myself so immersed in Daisy’s dilemmas that I didn’t notice how long I had been reading; well written too and thought provoking and I would certainly recommend it for lovers of a really good tale set against a broad historical landscape.
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chocheart fourbookbagAll in all this is a great follow up to The Silver Locket and if you enjoyed that you are sure to enjoy The Golden Chain. However, you don't have to have read The Silver Locket to fully enjoy this book. It's a quick and easy read, and is perhaps the perfect tonic for anyone looking for a bit of escapism from modern life.
Katie Pullen
Reviewer for The Bookbag
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This was a sweet book and you always knew when they were down on their luck that things would get better, or at least I hoped so. You always need hope in dark times. The setting was interesting, and the romance was always there in the background, but it was more important what they were doing. Which I liked. A nice balance between historical fiction and historical romance.
Linda, Finland
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