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The Rocheforts By Christian Laborie The Rocheforts Two very different families are bonded by scandal in this sweeping story of love greed and betrayalAnselme Rochefort has built an empire manufacturing serge de N mes or denim His biggest client Lev
  • Title: The Rocheforts
  • Author: Christian Laborie
  • ISBN: 9781504000772
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rocheforts By Christian Laborie Two very different families are bonded by scandal in this sweeping story of love, greed, and betrayalAnselme Rochefort has built an empire manufacturing serge de N mes, or denim His biggest client Levi Strauss As the craze for blue jeans begins to sweep the globe, Rochefort Industries seems poised for untold success But Anselme can be as cruel and ruthless with his famTwo very different families are bonded by scandal in this sweeping story of love, greed, and betrayalAnselme Rochefort has built an empire manufacturing serge de N mes, or denim His biggest client Levi Strauss As the craze for blue jeans begins to sweep the globe, Rochefort Industries seems poised for untold success But Anselme can be as cruel and ruthless with his family as he is in business.The Rocheforts neighbor Donatien Rouvi re has one of the region s most prosperous farms and is desperate for a son to carry on his legacy After the births of three daughters, the Rouvi res adopt an orphan from the Sisters of Charity convent and raise him as their own.When Anselme suggests uniting the two families by arranging for their children to marry, it seems like the perfect match But as the lives of the two clans grow increasingly intertwined, dark secrets come to light, including the mysterious circumstances of the death of Anselme s eldest daughter.With The Rocheforts, Christian Laborie weaves a captivating tale of deceit, intrigue, and the dynamic tension between industrialization and a way of life rooted in the land.
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    1. It all started with a lie and a lie that decades later almost ruined two people s lives.This is grand family saga concerning two families, the Rochefort, owner of Rochefort Industries manufacturers of denim and the Rouvi re, owner of a prosperous farm.Anselme Rochefort proposes to Donatien Rouvi re that their families should unit, his son should marry Rouvi re daughter At first this seems like marvelous idea, but as the years go and the two families lives gets and get intertwined, despite that [...]


    2. A juicy entertaining family saga spanning from the late 1800 s to 1930 s set in France focusing on two families the Rocheforts and the Rouvi res The former a family of wealth and station, prosperous in the textile industry, the later an able, sufficient, simplistic farming family.The two families are joined by marriage as well business purposes Various dramas play out as a level of mystery ignites the reading adventure, revealing itself towards the end of the saga.Pre WWI, Russian Revolution, po [...]


    3. Remember the family saga Those long, involved novels which follow a family from generation to generation The ones where the sins of the father were visited on the sons, and their sons, etc The late author Taylor Caldwell used to churn them out and all were entertaining in their overwrought way Side bar I wish Caldwell s publishers would publish her Dynasty of Death trilogy in ebook.Anyway, French author Christian Laborie s novel, The Rocheforts , is being published in English It was a best selle [...]


    4. Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Something in us loves the big family sagas They capture the imagination and whet a reader s or a viewer s appetite Perhaps because of the juiciness of soap opera but with a layer of class that we can disguise the real reason by the veneer of art appreciation No, no, I m not watching soap I m watching Dame Maggie Smith It s culture It s on PBS They have accents No, no, this is not a romance book Do you see one of those semi naked couples standing in the wind on the co [...]


    5. The RochefortsByChristian LaBorieKey charactersd what is going down with themWe have two major families in this novele Rochefort family and the Rouviere family The Rochefort family is elegant social apt to be dishonest and adulterous They make silk The Rouviere familyers, vintnerswere much honest and real These families unite through marriage and make each other relatively miserable from that point on.What I thought about this bookThis book was rather interesting for me It was nicely writtene [...]


    6. I found The Rocheforts to be an enthralling family saga, one which kept me intensely engaged from its dramatic Prologue, set in 1898, to its Epilogue, thirty two years later Although this is Christian Laborie s first novel to appear in English, I was not surprised to learn that he is an accomplished author of many other novels, a total of 16 books to date, two of which have won prizes for regional fiction related to the area he has made his home, the C vennes, a mountainous region in the southea [...]


    7. This was a great story of two families, their lives and their relationships I enjoyed the setting in France, along with details of the Rochefort business manufacturing denim and silk The end seemed rushed I wish the events from the last few chapters had started to unfold earlier in the book but still a good read Advanced eBook copy provided by Net Galley for review.


    8. The Rocheforts family saga, as painted by author Christian Laborie is a sort of immigrant epic of achievement in 19th century France The story views the Rochefort family from the inside Read complete review at TerrificReads



    9. Fiction, Historical, Melodrama After visiting France in late 2014, I could not get enough of that country so I was happy to receive an ecopy of this book from NetGalley I tried several times to get into this, even skimming and re entering, with no success calls this a sweeping story of love, greed, and betrayal but I found it trite, predictable, and overly long.2 stars


    10. I really love a good family saga, or this case, an epic saga at almost 500 pages Don t let the length deter you though, as you might not even feel like it s such a length once you start flipping the screen pages It s a translated novel, from French to English, and the author s first English novel But he s an author of many other novels in France Possibly with a writing style much like most foreign authors, in which they tend to tell their story and be less visual, or maybe due to it being transl [...]


    11. Intended as a sweeping saga of two families, one headed by a rich industrialist, the other by a farmer, this book reads like a bad Dickens novel, with every twist of fate the could be thrown in It is set in the early 1900 in France Each character of the book moves through a series of complicated plot twists, and by the end, a series of unbelievable conflicts are unbelievably resolved The patriarch of the Rocheforts, the rich family, is a cold and scheming business man He marries his son the the [...]


    12. This is a family drama set in the early 1900 s when the farming of silk worms in the mulberry trees of the C vennes and the denim and silk mills in N mes were big businesses We meet two families, the Rocheforts and Rouvi res whose different backgrounds and lifestyles don t stop them being bound together in drama and deceit The Rochefort men were ambitious and proud to the point of arrogance which often led to heated disputes that threatened the family unit The Rouvi res were down to earth and h [...]


    13. This isn t a particularly bad book, but it was all very predictable and I soon lost interest It s an old fashioned family multi generational saga, set in France, telling of two families the Rocheforts and the Rouvieres from the 19th century into the 20th, with some nice historical detail, especially about making denim, but overall I found it all very dull The characterisation is flat, everyone talks in clich s so the dialogue is unconvincing and the plot twists and turns are all so hackneyed And [...]


    14. I didn t hate it I didn t like it In fact, I m quite indifferent towards this book I was really drawn towards the premise I love a good historical fiction however while this one started out interesting, it quickly fell off and became increasingly boring the I read As I understand it, the book has been translated from French It is always hard for a translated book to feel fluid in any other language besides the one it was originally written in, and I feel like this is my source of unhappiness w [...]


    15. I have always loved historical fiction and family sagas, so I really looked forward to reading The Rocheforts It did not disappoint I really enjoyed the story of the intertwined Rochefort and Rouviere families The Rochefort patriarch, Anselme, is not a sympathetic character, but his actions play an important part in the story I found the characterizations in the book varied and interesting The Rochefort dynasty is financed by denim One of their major clients is the Levi Strauss Company in Americ [...]


    16. The Rocheforts is a sprawling family saga that take a hard look at two families in late 19th century France It s a great departure from the usual Parisian set novel featuring royalty or aristocracy, instead choosing to focus on the hardworking landed gentry and a family with wealth from industrialization Anselme Rochefort is deliciously bad and stops at nothing to get his way, even if it means destroying those close to him Conversely Donatien Rouvi re is a family man concerned with his lasting [...]


    17. The Rocheforts by Christian Laborie is a free NetGalley ebook that I began reading in early April I believe I was initially interested in this book, due to it being like a New Money family dynasty biography, like that of Huguette Clark.While reading The Rocheforts, it s hard to deny the feeling that something is missing from the narration, like a crate without a bottom or because the dialogue is so dramatic, secretive, over the top, and Who s the Daddy in nature a stage without scaffolded scener [...]


    18. Interesting perspective on the conflict between traditional and industrial ways of life at the turn of the 19th century and into World War 1 I ve read a number of English books on this time period, but this book offers a French view It s a sweeping family epic, but unfortunately I did not feel connected to the characters.


    19. Nothing new here I finished the book just to see what happened to the family, although the end was predictable Would have liked a lot history, and a lot less drama of a disfunctional family.


    20. The story is fine, quite interesting, but the writing is sloppy It s quite American in the initial section, which is set in France Can t see a French nun telling anyone to Go see about anything Drove me mad.


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