Thursday, 4 July 2013

#371 - Bees in the Butterfly Garden

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Introducing a New Author to this Blog


Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue’s finest, Meg Davenport has all she’s ever needed . . . but none of the things she’s wanted most, like family or dreams of a future that include anything other than finding a suitable match. So when her distant father dies, she seizes the chance to throw etiquette aside and do as she pleases. Especially when she learns that John Davenport wasn’t the wealthy businessman she thought, but one of the Gilded Age’s most talented thieves.

Poised to lead those loyal to Meg’s father, Ian Maguire knows the last thing his mentor would have wanted is for his beloved daughter to follow in his footsteps. Yet Meg is determined, and her connections to one of New York’s wealthiest families could help Ian pull off his biggest heist yet. But are they both in over their heads? And in trying to gain everything, will they end up losing it all?

Product Details:

I managed to pick this up as a free Kindle download, but at the time of writing it's listed as £.4.96.  You can get a the download by clicking HERE.

Guilded Legacy Book 1

433 pages (1257 KB).

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At the start of this one, it felt like a refreshing plot and the pages kept on turning.  However, I would say at about half way through it went a bit flat.  To give the Author her due, it picked up the pace a bit more towards the end, but failed to meet the initial promise.

Having said all that, it wasn't a bad read.  Although I found the character development of Meg a little weak, even though she was supposed to be written as a strong character.

For me too, the end was just a little whisy whashy.

On a very positive note, the cover was absolutely lovely, and encompasses everything that is beautiful in illustrations (rather than photographical) for historical romance novels .... kudos for that.

On the whole I would advise to get it and make up your own mind, but for me it doesn't merit more than

3 Stars

which under the new Review Policy rating is an Okay read.

Bug Bears/errors:

No actual errors, but I did find that the American spelling bugged me a little.  It's really not the fault of the Author though, she's American and I'm English and it just is what it is.



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