Thursday, April 28, 2011
"The man had the strangest effect on her posture."
Josette has only heard of Captain Carter from her brother's glowing letters. But when she meets him in person, she doesn't know what her brother saw in him. Captain Carter is haughty and cold....and brings news of her brother's death. Josette is heart-broken and cannot forgive those who may have inadvertently been responsible for her brother's demise. But can Captain Carter help her see that she has more to do than make up for her brother's mistake or to save her sister from far worse? Perhaps there is another side to Captain Carter after all.
My Opinion: This was a fun and interesting regency that will keep you turning the pages. Though a little slow at first, it picks up speed and takes on several unexpected turns. Josette is a conflicted character who struggles to know her own heart and to find her own path. Captain Carter is a bit dour and non-expressive, but he's a good and noble character. It reminded me a bit of Pride and Prejudice and other such Jane Austin novels - both in concept and in execution. A good read and an enjoyable story.
I received a free copy of this book to review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.