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- Rose in the Brier
on Feb. 24, 2013
A good historical for me starts and ends with it being as factually correct as is possible, without ruining a good story, of course. This story's egregious mistakes (such as the hero reading a Dickens novel that wasn't published until 1860 and the heroine's use of chloroform, which was invented is 1831, many years after this story supposedly takes place; both facts that can be easily checked) were even more off-putting than the horrible writing style and grammatical errors (I sincerely hope the author is not a native speaker of the English language). Good thing it's free, otherwise it would be a colossal waste of money.