Pippa Ewell had left behind the dark and forbidding Greystone Manor -- also the memories of Conrad, the handsome stranger who had swept her breathlessly into his arms and heart. But Pippa returned to find the truth behind her sister's mysterious death. And suddenly the fairy-tale kindgom glittered with evil and danger. Parents, teachers, and students: Visit our new K Student Library. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. February 14, History.
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Francine and Pippa are sisters who are thick-as-thieves. They are happy and loved by their parents. When their parents die, they are sent to live with their rich grandfather who rules his house with an iron fist.
They find comfort in their wise and kind grandmother. When Francine turns seventeen, her grandfather tells her that she is to marry her cousin Arthur, a man whom Francine and Pippa despise. Francine marries her lover, Rudolph, and runs away with him to his country where he is next in li. Francine marries her lover, Rudolph, and runs away with him to his country where he is next in line to the throne. Francine and Rudolph are murdered and their infant disappears.
Pippa objects and the two erupt in argument. She is exonerated. Her grandmother dies leaving Pippa a large inheritance. She gets a job as a governess to Freya, whom Rudolph was to marry. Another fire breaks out and Freya dies. Pippa is jailed.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Judas Kiss by Victoria Holt. Pippa Ewell had left behind the dark and forbidding Greystone Manor -- also the memories of Conrad, the handsome stranger who had swept her breathlessly into his arms and heart. But Pippa returned to find the truth behind her sister's mysterious death.
And suddenly the fairy-tale kindgom glittered with evil and danger. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published August 12th by Ivy Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Judas Kiss , please sign up.
I read this book and have been trying to dowload a copy on-line but I cannot. Does anyone have an e-book copy please? Melinda I don't have a copy but if you are wanting to read it again you can check it out on openlibrary. See 1 question about The Judas Kiss…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Judas Kiss. Long story short I hope.
Pippa Ewell and her older sister are orphaned and leave their island home to come live with their parsimonious grandfather in England grandma's pretty cool though. The grandfather wants to marry his nephew and heir to the oldest girl I think her name was Francine, but the book is at home , but she has other ideas and runs off with a dashing nobleman, who is the heir-apparent of some tiny "I was seventeen years old before I discovered that my sister had been murdered.
The grandfather wants to marry his nephew and heir to the oldest girl I think her name was Francine, but the book is at home , but she has other ideas and runs off with a dashing nobleman, who is the heir-apparent of some tiny Bavarian principality or another. The marriage is kept a big secret, as is the child of the marriage or was there a marriage and a child? Oh hell, it's too complicated to explain it all.
Events happen in England that leave Pippa at leisure to travel to Bavaria and investigate her sister's death and locate the child that everyone swears never existed. Plus there's the lover she had in England that she thought was a servant of sorts to the royal family that turns out to be the new heir to the old Duke or whatever he was. Phew, I yield trying to recap this. It was a lot of fun, and a nice change of setting from most of Holt's books.
View all 5 comments. Mar 01, Dawn rated it it was amazing. My favorite book read when I was a teenager! Would love to read it again! Oct 13, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: own , paperback-purple. Victoria Holt not a new author she has written books for many years and this is the 2nd book I have read that she wrote.
I enjoyed this story which begins with Phillipa Pippa Ewell finding a newspaper clipping and discovering her sister Francine was murdered. The story returns to the girls childhood and we learn they lived on their parents on an island after his father left his home when he pursued being an artist which was against his father's wishes. The girls parents died close together and Victoria Holt not a new author she has written books for many years and this is the 2nd book I have read that she wrote.
The girls parents died close together and since they had no where to go they were returned to their father's home Greysone Manor. Francine soon learns she is wed her cousin Arthur who is a man of the church and he will also inherit the home. Francine rants to Pippa she will never marry him she will leave first, she does not have long and a family that visits periodically shows up to open their home for a visit the girls decide to investigate the family who is German and they are discovered in the home.
The girls are welcomed and invited to the a ball they will be hosting. The sisters begin to scheme on making a dress for Francine and getting her to the ball in secret.
The plan works and Francine enjoys herself and meets a wonderful man who she decides to run away with to avoid marring her cousin. Since her sister abandoned her duties at Greystone Manor Pippa learns her grandfather plans for her to marry Arthur now.
Pippa has learned of her sister's death and decides she must also leave. Pippa is out walking the grounds when she discovers the neighbors will be visiting again soon and she meets Conrad who traveled ahead he sweeps he off her feet and he knows of her sisters murder she tells him of her marriage and child which Conrad explains that she could have never married nor was there a child. Death, Love and Mystery in Bavaria!
A wonderful, intriguing Victorian mystery romance that pulls you in. I could not put this one down! As a young girl, Pippa Ewell lived on an island with her sculptor father and sickly mother and her older and more beautiful sister, Francine, who she loved. When the sisters were still young, their father and mother died and they were sent to London to live with their stern grandfather in the forbidding Greystone Manor.
Their grandfather planned to marry Francine to his heir, a rather dour vicar related to the family. But she rebelled and married a baron from Bavaria in Germany who swept her away from England. Years later, Pippa discovers her sister has been murdered at the same time another mysterious Bavarian, Conrad, shows up and seduces her and asks her to become his mistress.
Pippa refuses and he returns to his own country. When she inherits a small fortune from her grandmother, Pippa travels to Bavaria to discover what happened. As the young countess destined to marry the heir needs an English tutor, Pippa takes the job, hoping to learn more. The mystery slowly unravels to reveal much and Holt gives the reader some unexpected twists.
Even Pippa is shocked when she discovers just who Conrad is. Apr 07, Anna Karras rated it really liked it Shelves: historicalfiction , fiction , romance. I love Victoria Holt. She just wrote under the name Victoria Holt, and also under the name Philippa Carr. And this is the one I've liked the best so far.
The heroine's name is actually Philippa Pippa, for short and we begin her story on a small island in the Mediterranean somewhere off the coast of Italy. Her father is a sculptor, her mother his muse, and her sister Francine, her best friend. When their mother dies, followed I love Victoria Holt.
The Judas Kiss
Francine and Pippa are sisters who are thick-as-thieves. They are happy and loved by their parents. When their parents die, they are sent to live with their rich grandfather who rules his house with an iron fist. They find comfort in their wise and kind grandmother. When Francine turns seventeen, her grandfather tells her that she is to marry her cousin Arthur, a man whom Francine and Pippa despise.
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