Sunday, December 29, 2013

Great Amazon Review for The Folly at Falconbridge Hall

*****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.

As to 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.

I 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.

Ruth A. Hill

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