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The Lass Wore Black

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

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    Nice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Good Read

    Good Read

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

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    About: The Lass Wore Black drew me in straight away. Heroine Ca

    About:

    The Lass Wore Black drew me in straight away. Heroine Catriona Cameron was always known for her beauty, flirtatiousness and and she planned on marrying well. One day however, she is involved in a horrific carriage accident that leaves her with a scarred face and a limp. Now Catriona stays home, wearing a black veil and hiding herself from the world. She lives with her Aunt Dina in Edinburgh. Catriona refuses visitors as well as doctors and she's pretty much given up on life, hoping to wither away in solitude.


    Enter Mark Thorburn. He is a doctor who will inherit a fortune and title one day. Thorburn has a good heart and finds medicine to be his calling in life. He doctors both high society as well as the poor. He is is called in by Aunt Dina to help Catriona. Thorburn actually met Catriona before the accident and he wonders what she looks like under the veil now. He is supposed to pretend he is working for Aunt Dina as hired help and that he is just there to deliver Catriona's meals and make sure she eats. While delivering her meals, he's has to try and get close enough to her to see the scarring and maybe determine if he can help her.


    Little does Catriona know, a spurned ex-lover, Andrew, is actively looking to get his revenge. He will stop at nothing to get his payback.



    My thoughts:

    I found The Lass Wore Black to be fun historical fiction. The way Catriona walked around in her long black veil was a little bit creepy, but I was intrigued none the less. Some of the story made me giggle, because at one point she offers Thorburn money if he will sleep with her, the rule being that she doesn't remove her veil during the act.


    Speaking of Thorburn, he's your classic good guy, plus he's a doctor to boot. I liked him.

    In the beginning of the story Catriona seemed shallow, only caring about her looks. But I did enjoy seeing her and Thorburn gravitate towards each other and develop feelings. They had some sweet scenes together.


    I found Catriona's ex-lover, Andrew's murder motives to be a bit far fetched. It almost felt like the book would have been just fine without his character.

    I wondered how it would all come together, since the reader doesn't really know the extent of Catriona's scarring. Each time she decides to take a look in the mirror, she winds up changing her mind. I wondered if it was healing or if Thorburn could make it better. I was satisfied with the ending and the way it all wrapped up. There's a bit of mystery in the plot and it was woven in nicely.


    The love scenes were well written, the characters were enjoyable to read about and the storyline was interesting. If you're in the mood for a bit of historical romance, look no further than The Lass Wore Black. This is the second in a series revolving around Catriona Cameron and her sister, but it can be read a stand alone book. **This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

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