*****Exactly my kind of Historical Read
From the moment I began reading this book, I knew this was my kind of
book. I was not far into the book before making the connection between
this book and "Jane Eyre." That was always a favorite book of mine, and
there were some definitely comparisons including romance, a little girl,
and a lot of mystery in a big English manor. It was fairly easy to
decipher what would ultimately happen, but the writing of the book kept
me so engaged that I practically lost track of the time.
any issues that require warning: very little profanity (nothing too bad,
in my opinion) and intimate bedroom scenes only following marriage. I
did not find myself repulsed during the bedroom scenes, and I am glad
that the couple did not live in the bedroom (I get tired of books that
do that). Vanessa, Julian, and Blythe were well-developed characters,
and I found their interactions period-appropriate and rather humorous at
times. I often forgot that this was a book written in this century
rather than during the 1800's.
This is the first book I have ever
read by Maggi Andersen, but she is definitely my kind of author. No
cheesiness, semi-realistic situations, sweet and hot romance/love, and a
bit of mystery. And, of course, it takes place in England--where else?
If you love historical fiction and romances, this just may be for you.
was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was
not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.