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Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon—the path of least resistance—Alexandria Featherstone sets off from Ireland to Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. Her glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton—the path less traveled by—on Dublin’s shore still haunts her. Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone mottoValens et Volens: “Willing and Able” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.
The powerful and wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life of him or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love.
My Thoughts: This book is a thrilling sequel to The Guardian Duke. I love the characters, the descriptive language, and everything else about this book. To give you a clue as to how much I liked it, I stayed up last night until midnight in order to finish it! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who likes a good adventure/romance story.
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Author: Kristiana Gregory
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 8
Type: Historical Fiction
Time Period: Ancient
Main Characters: Cleopatra
My Review: This is my favorite Royal Diary. It starts with Cleopatra recording her worries that her evil sister Tryphena will have her killed since her father has gone into hiding. The book continues along at a swift pace from Cleopatra’s escape to Rome with her father, to her account of staying a seaside villa, to their triumphant return to Alexandria. This book is one of the best Royal Diaries written.
My Overall Opinion: As I said above, this is my favorite Royal Diary. It was the first one I’ve read and I’ve read it several times after that. I would recommend this book to any girl.
Author: Charles Dickens
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 10
Time Period: Victorian
Main Characters: Little Dorrit, Arthur Clennam
My Review: Little Dorrit lives in debtors prison with her father. When an unexpected find brings them unexpected riches, will it become a blessing or a curse?
My overall opinion: The reason I did such a short review is because I honestly can’t find words to describe this book. I recently watched Little Dorrit 2008 and I like the book even better. This book is a great read, although quite long.
Author: Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 5
Type: Historical Fiction
Time Period: Late 1700’s
Main Characters: Lady Vernon, Miss Vernon
My Review: I recently read Lady Susan by Jane Austen, so I borrowed this book from the library. Even in it’s letter form, Lady Susan had been entertaining, so I had high hopes for this book. Boring. I got through the first twenty chapters to where it really starts following the book (the other chapters had been background). I did like the middle, then it got boring again, and then the last few chapters were interesting. They included letters throughout the book – some from Lady Susan, others that weren’t. If you are a die-hard Austen fan and you have lots of time on your hands, this book is for you. Includes excerpts from Lady Susan. I’m reading a continuation of The Watsons right now, and I hope to give it a more favorable report.
My overall opinion: A (in my opinion) bit boring. I probably won’t read it again, but it was interesting enough.
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Historical Fiction
My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 7
Time Period: Mid-1800’s
Main Characters: Edith Adelon
My Review: This is the first full-fledged novel that L.M.A. wrote. She was only seventeen when she penned this novel and it is obvious that it is an early work. Nevertheless, it is very interesting and well written. Edith Adelon is a poor governess with a mystery surrounding her birth. When she saves the life of Amy, her pupil, she is given a higher place in the heart of the family. When a poor stranger gives her a mysterious parcel, which reveals her true identity, will Edith claim her rightful inheritance?
My overall opinion: With its flowery language and lots of description, the Inheritance is not the most enjoyable book to read, but it does give a good story and interesting characters. I’ve read it several times.