Friday, August 24, 2012

5.0 out of 5 stars Historical romance, July 21, 2012
This review is from: Tuesday's Child (Kindle Edition)
I love a great Historical Romance and this was one of those books. There is Tess Bradford, the American girl, in the midst of England when war breaks out. She is friends with the larger than life, James Devereaux, Duke of Langley's younger sister. You just know that there is a love story in there somewhere.

The book was a fun read, as well as one of those books you just do not want to put down. Tess is outspoken, kind, beautiful, graceful, and so much more. I love this quote from the book as it describes Tess perfectly: "Tess is not a child. She is a woman of unusual intelligence and compassion. She is also a republican. If you understood her at all you would know that she does not respond to badgering. To tell her someone isn't exalted enough to associate with our family is like forbidding Lizzie to speak at the dinner table. It only increases her desire to do the opposite." And, I for one, love a strong woman protagonist! Tess exceeded my expectations.

From a technical standpoint, the book was well-written, boasts a wonderful exciting plot, developed characters, and just as it builds the reader up with the expectation of a wonderful love story, it delivers it amidst war, society, and family that span an ocean.