Pablo Lopez Lopez itibaren Cremorne QLD 4740, Avustralya
Ah, Jan Karon'un yazısını seviyorum. Hikayeleri bana ilham veriyor ve okuması çok hoş. Ben sivil haklar dönemi Güney'den büyük bir hikaye hayranı değilim, bu yüzden bugünkü hikaye kadar flashback zevk vermedi. Bununla birlikte, geçmiş parçacıkları ustalıkla bugüne dokundu ve ben yeni ve eski bu karakterlerin yaşamlarında bir kez daha büyülenmiştim.
bu kitabı seviyorum. dua eden, tanrı merkezli, sevgi dolu bir hayatın nasıl yaşanacağına dair cevaplar bu sayfalardadır, ancak yapılması daha kolay okunur!
** spoiler alert ** I know, I know - 4 stars? But really, if you take this with a grain of salt and know what you're walking into, it really is a fun read, promise! Several reviewers have commented about how unrealistic this book is, or complained about how much use the author's thesaurus got (a lot!), but honestly, who doesn't love an occasional over-the-top, smack-you-in-the-face blatant fantasy set in historical regency era England-but-break-tons-of-rules romance? Before I read this, if I had read the reviews first, I would have avoided this like the plague. I despise rule breakers. Well, really I like them, but they still have to fit in with the strict society. Maybe rule breakers is the wrong word. I think I really like rule benders, yes, that's the ticket! I adore characters who are not afraid to be themselves, rules be damned, but can still succeed in society. Weird, I realize this, but it's my quirk and I like it! And it's a very fine line to walk in Regency, too much and you get a book like this, not enough and it's not interesting to me. What can I say - I'm a tough customer! I do have to admit I was really surprised I like this as much as I did. Really, you have to throw out a ton of rules, well almost all of them! But this series has a lot to offer, and if you like adventure, action, sword fighting, espionage, hot steamy sex and lots of it, alpha males, spitfire headstrong females all of which is set in Regency England but really doesn't follow the rules well, you'll probably enjoy this. I think it's the action and sword fighting for me that does it. I love the swash-buckling, good vs. evil, save the damsel in distress types. Except the damsels in this book aren't the fainting fillies of the ton, they are all unique and have never fit in with the strict society. Kinda like I would expect to feel if I had been born in this era. That is another point that this book has in it's favor. Who here hasn't read a Regency and thought, 'Thank my lucky stars I don't have to put up with the ton!' This snobby society intrigues me, in the way that the 'popular' crowd in high school always did. I wanted to be part of them, but be myself, which would never fly. I was too independent, too free with my own thoughts, going my own way, so while I was friends with some of the popular kids, I never was in on the whole clique. But a small part of me always wanted to be included. The heroine in this book, Deliah, feels the same way. She's her own person, but feels left out because she doesn't fit anywhere. It's totally possible to be happy with who you are and still feel lonely, and Deliah represents this very well. Granted, she is a little too modern for her times, but she's a great heroine, and I love that she gives Del her opinions freely and doesn't feel she needs to defer to him, in fact wants and demands to be treated as an equal. Great, but not really realistic for a Regency. Del is a different sort of fish as well. Like I said earlier, I really dig the alpha-swashbuckling-sword fighting male, and a man in uniform, or in this case, a former soldier - well, now you're just smashing all my buttons! I would say this is a fantasy of mine, and probably why I love my husband so much, former Army Ranger, over protective, but still lets me be my own person, *le sigh.* Anyways, lol, not only is he the ultimate man, but he's not afraid to show his emotions, and doesn't fight them at every turn. When he realizes he loves Deliah and wants to be with her forever, he's not afraid to show those emotions. And I can tell you, these men really do exist - I know, I married one! Now, as for if this fits in a Regency, I can't say, as not many stories revolve around the soldiers during this time. Almost all are of the aristocracy, so this is new to me. As much as I love a story about the rakehell Viscount and the Earl who is a rogue, they were not the only people in existence during the Regency, just the top of the food chain. But I enjoyed Del because he wasn't a lord anything, just a soldier who wanted to protect his country and the country he served in from evil. What's so wrong with that? The storyline of the Black Cobra is interesting to me as well, I really do enjoy the good vs. evil theme, and this works for me. I've read this series already before, so I know how it ends, and now I'm listening intently to the audio book trying to see if I can see the surprise coming. So far, the audio is throwing it off, if you've read the series, try listening to the audio, and you'll know what I mean. The voice for the Black Cobra is all wrong. That's all I'll say, so as not to spoil the surprise for others! But the audio is great, Simon Prebble is awesome. I could listen to him talk all day long! Be open minded and loose with the rules if you read this and you'll have a great time. If you can't forgive a few inaccuracies or it would bother you too much, then you probably won't enjoy this, but you'll never know if you don't try!!
Overall I think this novel was great. 4 stars. It was really entertaining and was a nice quick read. I just can't wait to read the next one in the series. I think the only thing that let it down was a few typical traits that are often revealed in this genre. I also thought that the ability to create flowers out of air is pretty cool... full review: http://quirkygirllikesvintage.blogspo...