Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers

The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada?s father, who was infamously ?mad, bad, and dangerous to know,? Ada?s mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believ The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, ...

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Title:Enchantress of Numbers
Author:Jennifer Chiaverini
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B06XK2TCFD
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:446 pages pages

Enchantress of Numbers Reviews

  • Kate
    Jan 19, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

  • Christine
    May 23, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

  • Mary Robinson
    Nov 06, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

  • Alisha
    Dec 01, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

  • Shomeret
    Nov 11, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

  • Myron Brown
    Dec 01, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

    I didn't love but didn't dislike this novel. I read indifferent. I think that the author spends too much time on trivial matters. I wanted more. ...

    Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, looks back on her life especially her relationship with her mother and her love of mathematics. The prologue is a long recounting of the tumultuous courtship and brief marriage of Lord Byron and Anne Milbanke including Ada's. After tha...

  • Anne
    Mar 06, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

  • Rachel
    Nov 14, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

  • Cian O hAnnrachainn
    Dec 12, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

  • Davida Chazan
    Nov 18, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

  • MaryannC.Book Fiend
    Nov 29, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

  • Judy Lesley
    Dec 02, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

  • Quirkyreader
    Dec 03, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    Jan 16, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    Jan 22, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

    I didn't love but didn't dislike this novel. I read indifferent. I think that the author spends too much time on trivial matters. I wanted more. ...

    Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, looks back on her life especially her relationship with her mother and her love of mathematics. The prologue is a long recounting of the tumultuous courtship and brief marriage of Lord Byron and Anne Milbanke including Ada's. After tha...

    I am glad that this was not the first book I read by Jennifer Chiarevini. If that had been the case, I would never pick up another book by her. This was slow, dull and very painful to complete. Kept waiting for it to pick up. There were moments. But few & far between. Do not recomm...

    Ada Byron, estranged from her father, famous poet, Lord Byron (George Gordon,Sixth Baron Byron) when her mother, Annabella Noel Byron, leaves him shortly after Ada?s birth due to his scandalous behavior and his dark periods of what she referred to as ?madness.? The book grabbe...

    Summary: A slow start made the ending of this fascinating story about a female scientist all the more satisfying. This is the fictionalized story of Ada Lovelace, the woman credited with writing the first computer program in the 1800s for Charles Babbage's then theoretical, mechani...

  • Marisa
    Jan 07, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

    I didn't love but didn't dislike this novel. I read indifferent. I think that the author spends too much time on trivial matters. I wanted more. ...

  • Darla
    Nov 04, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

  • Phaedra
    Nov 27, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

  • Carole P. Roman
    Jan 09, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

  • Melanie
    Dec 21, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

  • Faith
    Dec 06, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

  • Brittany
    Aug 31, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Feb 22, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

  • Kathy
    Jun 27, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

  • Jen (The Bookish Blonde)
    Nov 08, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

  • Virginia Johnson
    Jan 13, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

  • Dinh G
    Feb 21, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

  • Gayle
    Dec 07, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

    I didn't love but didn't dislike this novel. I read indifferent. I think that the author spends too much time on trivial matters. I wanted more. ...

    Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, looks back on her life especially her relationship with her mother and her love of mathematics. The prologue is a long recounting of the tumultuous courtship and brief marriage of Lord Byron and Anne Milbanke including Ada's. After tha...

    I am glad that this was not the first book I read by Jennifer Chiarevini. If that had been the case, I would never pick up another book by her. This was slow, dull and very painful to complete. Kept waiting for it to pick up. There were moments. But few & far between. Do not recomm...

  • eyes.2c
    Dec 14, 2017

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

  • r3ad3rsan0nym0us
    Jan 29, 2018

    An overly long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wife Annabella that resulted in the birth of one child, Augusta Ada later known as Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace. I had never heard of Ada, but some have credit...

    2.5 Stars. While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read. I didn't know much beforehand about her life except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a...

    This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life. In the future I plan on reading more about her. There is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self. ...

    DNF That this book is a 'did-not-finish' makes me super sad. Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go-to authors for many years: she was one of the few 'mainstream' authors I could count on for a well-written novel (especially her historical portraits) that was clean. Unfortunately, ...

    I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the quilt novel author. She introduced me to the idea that quilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway Quilt which I loved. I knew that she'd been writing biographical novels of female historical figures, but I didn't sit up and take ...

    ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS Written by Jennifer Chiaverini December 2017; 446 Pages (Dutton) Genre: historical fiction, history, biography, science/math Listened to on Audio (I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY) RATING: 3 STARS I have to admit that I became more i...

    I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace's life, especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer. This was the first book I've read by Chiaverini, and I found the writing style to be... well, lacking somewhat. I didn't fee...

    After reading about Ada Lovelace in The Colors of Madeleine Series by Jaclyn Moriarty, this book immediately caught my eye on the Edelweiss site. A big thanks to them and Penguin Publishing for the ARC of this forthcoming novel. Chiaverini took great care in telling Ada's story begi...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Dutton for a digital galley of this novel. I thoroughly enjoy learning about historical figures through fictionalized versions of their lives which contain the facts I want alongside the fictional additions which keep the narrative flowing. I...

    Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini is a historical fiction look into the life of Ada Byron (Lovelace). I admit to knowing very little about her and that's why I requested this book as an ARC However, I just never connected to the character(s) and felt the book was overlong ...

    Mrs. Chiaverini is one of my favorites authors. However, I've given her a prologue and four chapters to hook me and it's just not happening. I'm going to stop reading here, perhaps a friend will read it (love it) and encourage me to pick it up again in the future. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini captures the essence of Regency England in her book Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace. While I knew about Lord Bryon, his affair with Caroline Lamb, I knew nothing about his maligned wife and forgotten daughter. Annabella Milbanke falls madly in love w...

    ***I received a digital advance copy of this through Penguin's First to Read program in exchange for my thoughts. It goes on sale Dec. 5. For about two years I have been fascinated by whatever I can learn about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. These two were closely connected in th...

    I knew nothing about Ada Lovelace prior to reading this book, and I very much enjoyed her fascinating history, which was fascinating largely due to her infamous father. I do think the first person narrative had some drawbacks, namely an inability to fully address the complex mother...

    It is a very rare thing that I don't finish abook - but that almost happened with this title. It just seemed to drag on and on. I found the main character / narrator to be rather unlikable - a haughty, entitled (even for her time) woman who described herself "precocious" and claimed to...

    This book was not for me, and I would have abandoned it early on had it not been a review copy from the publisher (via NetGalley). In the end, I'm glad I continued, as it was more interesting toward the end, but I found the first person narration of her childhood quite off-putting. Gre...

    couldn't do it. she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says "And then I turned 2..." what? Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths ... "and then in my 4th birthday." huh? Way too tedious. ...

    Jennifer Chiaverini?s historical fiction novel about Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace, takes us back to 19th century England, to discover a woman whose mathematical insights may have been instrumental in making the essential the connections that led to today?s computers....

    I am always impressed with the historical accurateness that Jennifer Chiaverini is known for, but ... I have to admit, this was a bit slow in places. I DID enjoy it - as Ada Lovelace is a heroine of mine - so I most certainly recommend it, especially if you are a fan of any number of t...

    History has forgotten so many women, and author Jennifer Chiaverini brings them back to life. In her newest work of historical fiction she presents the life of Ada Byron King, daughter of the poet Byron, a woman now considered the mother of computer coding. ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS ...

    Nothing of the poetical must take root in her mind! Fascinating look into the life of Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron King, a gifted mathematician and visionary. Rigorously guided by an overbearing, fearful mother who's one concern is that her daughter not have the contagion of ex...

    Another excellent historical novel from Chiaverini. Most of it deserves a 5 star rating. My only complaint is the repetitive nature of Ada's study of mathematics. And the fact that there was very little explanation of how and what she was studying. It got tiresome reading the same lin...

    I was hoping for more about the early efforts in algorithm development leading to computers and less about Regency romance, so I was essentially disappointed in this read. ...

    Enjoyable read. Loved the setting and learning about Ada. See my full review: https://arlenesbookclub.com/enchantre... ...

    And when thou would solace gather when our child?s first accents flow, Wilt thou teach her to say ?Father!? Though his care she must fogo? These are the words of the most infamous of the Romantic poets, Lord Byron. They refer to his daughter, Ada Lovelace, who is the heroin...

    I didn't love but didn't dislike this novel. I read indifferent. I think that the author spends too much time on trivial matters. I wanted more. ...

    Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, looks back on her life especially her relationship with her mother and her love of mathematics. The prologue is a long recounting of the tumultuous courtship and brief marriage of Lord Byron and Anne Milbanke including Ada's. After tha...

    I am glad that this was not the first book I read by Jennifer Chiarevini. If that had been the case, I would never pick up another book by her. This was slow, dull and very painful to complete. Kept waiting for it to pick up. There were moments. But few & far between. Do not recomm...

    Ada Byron, estranged from her father, famous poet, Lord Byron (George Gordon,Sixth Baron Byron) when her mother, Annabella Noel Byron, leaves him shortly after Ada?s birth due to his scandalous behavior and his dark periods of what she referred to as ?madness.? The book grabbe...