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Joan Smith
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After Octavian
After Octavian rated it 9 years ago
This isn't quite like any other Regency romance you're ever likely to read. Written in the first person by a thoroughly unreliable but utterly charming narrator (the titular "hoyden"), this witty, fast-paced novel takes the standard Napoleon at the borders/ports espionage tale and turns it on its ...
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny Schwartz rated it 10 years ago
I like history, so what I'm about to say might sound strange.There was too much history. The events and personages of the Congress of Vienna cluttered the story without advancing the plot. Yes, they were necessary, but secondary. The history details could definitely have been simplified. As it was t...
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