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review 2017-02-18 12:02
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #3) - Stephanie Laurens

Angelica Cynster knew that she was going to have to get to know a man she sees across a crowded room, the necklace from the Lady says that he's for her, little does she think that he's going to kidnap her and bring her to Scotland, little does he know that she's partially good with this plan and is going to help. I kept thinking of the phrase about a man chasing a woman until she caught him.

Thankfully not a Stockholm syndrome story (not quite, she is a bit more enthusiastic because of the necklace before it all starts and she just gets caught up with it. I really enjoyed it. The couple worked for me.

But please, can we have fewer hulking brutes as heroes?

 

I get it, I do get it, big men are interesting to some people but honestly the huge guy and tiny woman trope is just overused at the moment.  It's like people prefer the Beast to the ordinary guy in Beauty and the Beast and all the men in their world are like that.

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review 2016-11-27 20:02
To Capture What We Cannot Keep
To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel - Beatrice Colin

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin is a love story between an impoverished Scottish widow and a French engineer set in 1800s Paris. This is a time of class structure, strict societal rules, a vibrant art community, and the construction of the Eiffel Tower. It is the history I will remember from this book not the characters or the story.

 

Read my complete review at Memories From Books - To Capture What We Cannot Keep

 

Reviewed based on a publisher’s galley received through NetGalley

 

 

Source: www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2016/11/to-capture-what-we-cannot-keep.html
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review 2016-11-14 20:08
To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel - Beatrice Colin
I loved this book. Not only was there a love story, there was a story about the building of the Eiffel Tower. The latter being very interesting. I didn't realize all the turmoil and protests about having it built. Also, the builders were thinking it would only stand for 20 years.

I love historical fiction and learning about different things. So I pleasantly surprised when the book got into the details of the Tower. I also didn't know that Gustave Eiffel was involved in the Panama Canal, as well.

The love story was a sad one. And Gabrielle was a witch with a capital "B".

This was a very entertaining book and I very much enjoyed it. The cover is absolutely beautiful, as well.

Huge thanks to Flatiron Books for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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review 2016-11-11 00:00
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith Read about a third of it. Super meh.
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review 2016-10-25 06:46
How To Capture A Duke - Bianca Blythe How To Capture A Duke - Bianca Blythe

Fiona hated Christmas  She was currently at Anchaeological site. Her cousin is Lady Madeline Mulbourne . Fionna stopped her cousin’s carriage Madeline said she was going to see their grandmother and offered Fionna a ride but Fionna did want to get back to work the site will be snow covered soon. Fionna told her grandmother she was engaged even though the engagement is fake. Fionna could not please the ton. Fionna didn’t care about fashion. Fionna also had a curvy figure. Thay was also not fashionable. Madeline asked Fionna to attend her Christmas ball but Fionna said she couldn’t go. Fionna had already found some great artifacts and believed there was a Roman Palace in the area. But her uncle Seymour wouldn’t let her dig up the apple trees to further her diggings. Percival is the Duke Of Alfriston. He was just back from the war and handicapped. It is to get the jewels from his home and marry a debutant he has never met. Fionna stops a coach to let them know a a tree is across the road. The driver believes Fionna is a highwaywoman and takes off with her horse leaving the Duke to fend for himself. Fionna sees Percival and decides maybe she could talk him into meeting her grandmother. And pretend they are engaged.

I could leave or take this story it was good in parts and not so in others.I liked Fionna’s independant side and her wanting her own career and not just to marry because that is what women are suppose to do. Percival is a little weak acting considering  he had been in the military and also got through his leg being ambutated off. I didn’t like how Percival let family come between him and Fionna . Also all of sudden he loves Fionna Fionna is suppose to be a virgin how did she know to do sexually what she did. Anyway a little disappointed but the good parts want to make me read another book from this author and see how it goes.

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