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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended

I'm going to tell on myself here but the book just arrived in the mail yesterday. After everyone settled into bed, I plopped down onto my big comfy chair and opened it to read one chapter (that's what I told myself). It was 11 p.m. when I began the book and before I kne...
I'm going to tell on myself here but the book just arrived in the mail yesterday. After everyone settled into bed, I plopped down onto my big comfy chair and opened it to read one chapter (that's what I told myself). It was 11 p.m. when I began the book and before I knew what happened I read the whole thing. Sad part about it - 6.30 a.m. (today) came way too early. This tale has a little bit of everything. It's an inspirational romance with suspense / mystery / medical drama - set back in the early 1800's. It's the suspense / mystery that kept me flipping page after page wanting to know all the deep dark secrets the villains had. The roadblock in between Libby and the earl (Devlin) kept my gut tightened in knots while I waited for the road to crumble and their love for one another to bind them together adding to the rising suspense in this book. I truly loved both of their characters. The overall plot, the romance, the problems, the details, the secondary characters, primary charters, settings, and medical issues Jillian Kent, the author, has crafted far surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

posted by fictionalromance on May 12, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This was like two different books. I thoroughly enjoyed the fir

This was like two different books. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book, before Maddie was sent to the asylum. The pace was slightly slow but the characters were developed and interesting. But in the last half, it was like the author realized she wasn't go...
This was like two different books. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book, before Maddie was sent to the asylum. The pace was slightly slow but the characters were developed and interesting. But in the last half, it was like the author realized she wasn't going to get everything in the book if she kept at that pace and sped things up, cramming in everything else she had in the story. It also bothered me that although God was mentioned in the first part of the book, the last part turned super religious. It was like they turned on a switch from just a casual relationship with God to one where they were super reliant on Him. It seemed very fake.

Overall, the good outweighed the bad. It was an enjoyable read and like one of the previous reviews said, it sucks you in and you have to keep reading!

posted by Cindy_Lou_Who22 on April 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    This was like two different books. I thoroughly enjoyed the fir

    This was like two different books. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book, before Maddie was sent to the asylum. The pace was slightly slow but the characters were developed and interesting. But in the last half, it was like the author realized she wasn't going to get everything in the book if she kept at that pace and sped things up, cramming in everything else she had in the story. It also bothered me that although God was mentioned in the first part of the book, the last part turned super religious. It was like they turned on a switch from just a casual relationship with God to one where they were super reliant on Him. It seemed very fake.

    Overall, the good outweighed the bad. It was an enjoyable read and like one of the previous reviews said, it sucks you in and you have to keep reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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