The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house deciphering ancient texts and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra she knows it will be the f

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  • Title: The Fortune Teller
  • Author: Gwendolyn Womack
  • ISBN: 9781250099778
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is than it seems.Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is than it seems Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.The she reads, the the manuscript begins to affect Semele s life But what happened to the tarot deck As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele can t shake the feeling that she s being followed Only one person can help her make sense of it all her client, Theo Bossard Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there s to Semele s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit Can Semele even trust him The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her Semele realizes it s up to her to stop them the manuscript holds the key to a two thousand year old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

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    1. This unique story is an intriguing ride from beginning to end. Alternating through time, the reader is introduced to driven women centuries apart who are uncannily alike. Seer powers, raised by men who were overseers of the world’s largest ancient manuscript library are two of the resemblances. Historic bits are seamlessly woven into this enlightening fictional story by talented Gwendolyn Womack. I especially loved the suspense related to unraveling the mystery of the world’s first tarot car [...]

    2. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review4 starsWhere do I begin with this review? How about with what a great book The Fortune Teller is. I really enjoy historical fiction, especially when it is done in a dual storyline format where the past and present storylines work cohesively with each other to tell the entire story. And that is exactly what Womack has done here. I thought this book had a very unique plot and the way it is written, it is so compelling that you jus [...]

    3. Well, I just wrote a terrific review for this compelling book that took me out of my reading slump but my computer froze and I lost it. So right now all I will say is it's a fantastic page-turner that should be in every beach-going tote this summer. Oh, and it involves librarians, libraries, and tarot cards.Thanks to Macmillan/Picador for the advance reading copy.

    4. (It's not fair to rate a book you never finish reading. I'd made an exception for this one, managed to clear my rating, and then decided to revert to 1 star--which is easier to find--because so many people have Liked this non-review. ANYway:)Ordinarily, I don't read as though I've been hired to make improvements in the text. I don't know why I was in that mode almost from the beginning here, but I kept noticing improbabilities of plot and detail:* The manuscript conservator hired to "four times [...]

    5. It's fast-paced enough to hold your interest but ultimately it's pointless. The multiple stories spanning some 2000 years make it hard to follow the main plot and eat up the space of the supposedly major characters, so you never get to properly know them, and when one of them died, I couldn't care less. It was just a name to me. And that's bad because clearly that death was supposed to elicit a strong emotional reaction.The historical parts are half-baked. Famous historical figures like Cleopatr [...]

    6. I think this is my favorite kind of book where the past, present and future collide in the stories of amazing women. ❤

    7. I loooooved this book! I was lucky enough to read an advance reader copy -- and in fact, I read it to the exclusion of everything else because I was so captivated. Another brilliant, riveting page turner by the very talented Gwen Womack. Now counting down the days until her next one

    8. Semele Cavnow has been sent, as an antiquities expert, to go through the estate of a collector. Although excited about the treasures she may unearth in his world renowned collection, what she never expected to find was a diary over 3000 years old…yet, which seems to be reaching through time and speaking directly to her. The book throws Semele into intrigue revealing the mysteries of the past and mixing them with present day machinations.I loved this book! I requested it on a whim having never [...]

    9. Gwendolyn Womack's second novel is a riveting, engrossing page turner that's difficult to put down. As with her first novel, The Memory Painter, I'm in awe of how she includes so many different time periods in one novel, hopping among them effortlessly with each as well researched and vivid as the last. The history of the tarot woven throughout the novel was absolutely fascinating to me, and I learned a lot in addition to reading a great story. The supernatural elements - always something that'l [...]

    10. Maybe even 1 star, but i read it anyway, kind of like how ppl watch a shitty movie just for the entertainment

    11. I love a good female focused historical fiction blended with a modern day story in the vein of Susanna Kearsley and Kate Morton. This one added in the element of prophecy and the ability to see the future. The plot centers around an ancient manuscript written by a young, female seer in Egypt in the time of Cleopatra and Caesar. In the present day, translating and valuating the manuscript falls to antiquities appraiser Semele. The more she reads the more she realizes that the seer predicted major [...]

    12. Devoured this in one sitting! Couldn't sleep and this hit the spot. I enjoyed this ride, a tale less of magic, but divination and prophecy.Seleme is a modern day woman, skilled in ancient translation and antiquities. During an accounting of an estate, she uncovers an ancient manuscript that has to do with her and the present, connecting her through time to The Oracle of Widget. Featured in this story are the first versions of tarot cards, and how divination and these gifts of sight have been pas [...]

    13. Actually, 2.5 stars Semele is an appraiser of manuscripts at an auction house. One day, while helping her client, Theo, with an auction, she discovers an ancient manuscript that appears to be written during the time of Cleopatra. Semele is excited about her latest find. However, when she reads the manuscript, she notices how unusual it is.The manuscript chronicles the events two thousand years after Cleopatra and seems to be writing this directly to Semele. As Semele ponders over this manuscript [...]

    14. Excellent storytelling! The author breathed life into her characters, which caused me to keep thinking about the storyline, even when I wasn't actually reading the book. I loved the many complicated and satisfying relationships; children and parents, best friends, co-workers, romantic pairings and enemies.Semele Cavnow unearthed connections to her ancestors, both recent and ancient. She also developed and depended upon her natural gifts and talents as a seer.An ancient manuscript and set of taro [...]

    15. Gwendolyn Womack's first novel, The Memory Painter, is one of my all-time favorite books, and The Fortune Teller, her second, did not disappoint and cemented for me her status as one of my favorite authors. Extremely well researched and absolutely fascinating, this is a novel that it is easy to tear through. All the information about the tarot was of particular interest to me. Part thriller, part supernatural mystery, and part romance, this novel has everything I like in a book!

    16. If you are fascinated by the thought of the Great Library of Alexandria AND the Tarot AND historical fiction, then this book will fulfill--or at least satisfy--some of those interests. For me, it seems so synchronous that I had ordered a copy of the Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi deck and book, based on one housed in the Cary Collection of Playing Cards, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at Yale UniversityFORE I even heard of The Fortuneteller novel. In addition to collecting tarot decks, [...]

    17. Thrilling from start to finish!I LOVED this book! I was never bored! I soared through time and across worlds! Well developed plot and layout! A unique treasure!!! Thank you for this book!

    18. Review to come soon.Quick thoughts:Semele's story intrigued me. The deceit and mystery happening in current time was enough to keep me entertained, but as she was deciphering pages from a book from the past- that story intrigued me just as much, maybe even more.Gwendolyn Womack ties together tales in current and past time to tell a story that is intriguing and so worth reading.

    19. Semele Cavnow has been sent, as an antiquities expert, to go through the estate of a collector. Although excited about the treasures she may unearth in his world renowned collection, what she never expected to find was a diary over 3000 years oldt, which seems to be reaching through time and speaking directly to her. The book throws Semele into intrigue revealing the mysteries of the past and mixing them with present day machinations.I loved this book! I requested it on a whim having never read [...]

    20. **THIS REVIEW FIRST APPEARED IN Alternating Current's ONLINE REVIEW COLUMN The Coil** She saw Bren’s future was filled with love — those beautiful boys — and a wife who wasn’t her. (p. 106)There is a sense of ambition to The Fortune Teller that begins with the synopsis, which invokes a kinship with the writing of Dan Brown and M. J. Rose in the way that young men in 18th-century Europe sought to form connections with influential figures, drawing on a respected and admirable linea [...]

    21. Tarot, ancient mysteries, and dual time-lines that stretch across continents and millennia. One of my favorite types of books.Illona's wise, timeless voice, relays the journey of wise women from the times of the Library of Alexandria to the present. "Time and memory go hand in hand. Without our memories, time would not exist. What we perceive as the world is really memory in motion."Seleme is a wonderful modern-day heroine, discovering herself and the wisdom of the world."To divine is to imagine [...]

    22. Sort of a fiction of the origins of the tarot deck--a story of the past, present and future along a series of women. I thought it was very interesting and well done. Just when you were getting into a plot line-whoa-it switched to another time and then you were immersed there and then-whoa-another change. I liked that, it kept me on my toes. Of course I wanted more by the end-but you have to stop somewhere!

    23. How can I possibly use the same rating system for this book as for books by NK Jemisin? The Fortune Teller is fun, a good read, and interesting. Is it fine art? Does it say something deep and important about our world? No and no, but it's a darn good read. Recommended for book lovers who want a good, light read.

    24. Another excellent book! The only thing that I thought could have and should have been deleted was the bit about the oxygen mask. 😕I thought that was kind of lame. Otherwise; it was a very well written book and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    25. A unique story of family history woven into suspense that captivated me with each turn of the page. I liked the different way the author wove the past and present in each chapter using strong women who follow their dreams over the course of two thousand years.

    26. I really enjoyed this book. It travels through time with very interesting characters. Let your imagination open upyou could learn a thing or two. We all have untapped talentsis story delves into some of them. Good read.

    27. Great story, that had amazing characters, a well thought out story line. I was entertained the entire time I was reading. This is one of those books you don't want to put down. It was written as a story within a story, but connecting all the characters over time. I look forward to reading other books by this author.

    28. This is not my normal reading style, but it was so intriguing and kept my attention. So many great twists!

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