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on Dec. 10, 2016 :
This is my first experience with Lawson's writing and I can say I was pleasantly surprised. Romance stories are a little hard for me to follow especially when they are overly flowery and this is not one of those books. There are elements of drama to this book which is not anything that couldn't actually happen, though I don't know to many blue bloods the rest of it is not out of the realm of reality in things that some of us have to deal with in life. Things going wrong just when we think we have them figured out, makes the story easy to relate to the story line.
The characters and their interactions are well written and developed. There are no awkward instances where the conversation or interaction is awkward unless it was intended to be an awkward interaction within the story. There is a nice flow to this book and there are high points and low points that the main character goes through and it just seems to work well.
Now what didn't work for me was being able to telegraph what character was responsible for what and also how the story was actually going to end. This might have been just me but with each incident in the book I knew what or who was responsible. Here is where the writing telegraphed itself for me and I prefer a little more mystery but overall it was not badly done. If you are looking for a romance story that is not all flowers and rainbows this may be one to consider.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on May 18, 2016 :
If you are in the mood for a bit of romantic fluff...this is it! It didn't feel like all the other period novels out there. This is a refreshingly different story, set in pre-WWI Austria/Germany. It reads a bit like a fairy-tale with beautiful dresses, a castle set in a romantic mountain, with just a touch of modern life beginning to appear. A handsome hero who helps save the day. I really enjoyed that the heroine isn't all angst-filled like so many being written recently. It is a sweet, squeeky-clean, romance that is a pleasure to read. Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in return for my honost review. All opinions are my own.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on May 04, 2016 :
The detailed structure of how the book is written really allows one to get involved in the story making it easy and clear to imagine the time line and surroundings in where and when the story is developed.
I love how easy it is to be part of this Fiction romance, is like you are watching the story in first line.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Feb. 23, 2015 :
I'm sorry but I could not get on with this writers style and gave up after the third chapter. I took a gamble on this book as it sounded interesting despite not being able to read a sample.
As I have no background in literature, I can't explain exactly what keeps on stopping me from getting into the story. Normally I never notice the way a book is written, I just get swept up into the story. With this book everything felt awkward.
(reviewed the day of purchase)