Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince

Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince

by Jennifer Moore

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ISBN-13: 9781621089131
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/05/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mara1108 More than 1 year ago
It's 1812 and Britain is trying to restrict U.S. trade which is causing financial difficulties for those who make their living in merchant trade. Margaret Burton's (Meg) family is one of these, so she and her brother, Daniel, are sent to a distant cousin's in England, the Duke of Southampton so Meg can have a season in London, and meet a wealthy man to marry and save the family from financial ruin. Poor Meg is quite out of her element. While at the country estate preparing to go to London she has to practice the pianoforte, take dance lessons for the upcoming balls, be schooled in a lady's decorum, and get fitted for dresses, bonnets, etc for her London Season that she doesn't get to voice her opinion on. She doesn't care about any of that--she's a fiery redhead who's up to date on politics, rides horses astride while wearing pants, and loves to read poetry and Gothic novels. While out taking her frustrations out by throwing rocks into a frozen pond she meets Prince Rodrigo de Talavera of Spain, who's "hiding" out in a house on the Duke's estate. He tells her his name is Carlo. Rodrigo/Carlo's sister, Serena, is married to the Duke and one of the few people he seems to interact with. He's lonely, missing his homeland and worried about their parents who were taken by Joseph Bonaparte (Napoleon's brother). He doesn't know where they are, or even if they're still alive. He keeps himself away from all the social gatherings tired of the society women who've been parading their daughters before him. Meg and Rodrigo/Carlo form a friendship. It's a relief for her to get away from all the things that she has to do and be her true self, and their time together seems to be bringing Rodrigo/Carlo back to life. The only ones that know Carlo is really Rodrigo are the Duke and Serena, but they've made him promise to reveal his true identity before the Masquerade, which is the night before Meg leaves for London. I liked Meg and Rodrigo/Carlo--they brought out the best in each other. Serena and Meg became like sisters which I felt Meg needed. There are some supporting characters in the story--Lady Vernon (the Duke's sister), the Featherstone family, of which young Lady Helen is the only one I cared for, and Colonel Jim Stackhouse. I enjoyed reading about Meg and Rodrigo/Carlo's outings and wondered how he was going to reveal himself to her, and how she would take the news. Would she be upset, angry? Of course it didn't work out like he planned thanks to the awful young Earl Featherstone. I pity the woman who ended up with him. :) This book has everything--English nobility, the ton and all that goes with it, a Southern "belle" out of her element, a Spanish prince masquerading as a stable hand, sword fighting and a kidnapping. This is a clean romance.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Meg’s lady’s maid was Bessie. Meg had arrived two days before at Thornshire Castle. Meg had taken a sea trip with her older brother Daniel. Their cousin the Duke Of South Hampton had agreed to sponsor Meg for a season in London.It was to meg to marry well and save the family as they had fallen on hard times. Meg had walked in the woods by the castle and found a pond partially frozen, she bent her frustrations in throwing stones and cracking the thin ice. Then one such stone broke some ice and it splashed a man on horseback . the man said his name was Carlo and was taking care of the Prince’s horse who was from Spain. But Carlo was actually Prince Rodrigo. I really loved this story. It was really sweet. It was a really well put together story. I liked how both Meg and Rodrigo had a duty to their family but then feelings developed. I think this was a great story. I loved the characters especially Meg and all the ups and downs she went through as well as Rodrigo. I highly recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Brookes_Books More than 1 year ago
My favorite book genre is historical fiction, especially the English Regency era. This book falls right in to this time period, but also covers a topic with which I am unfamiliar. The Prince from the title is a Spanish Prince who has fled Spain during the Peninsular War after Joseph Bonaparte has been made King by his brother, Napoleon Bonaparte. Although the author is writing about fictional characters, she has placed them and referenced them to real historical events. This interests me and causes me to look in to the subject further. So I may be reading this book for entertainment, but I am learning about world history at the same time. I love the relationship development in this book. I especially like Carlo and his interest in helping Miss Burton live out her gothic novel fantasies. Miss Burton likes to be thrilled and scared, she likes to feel chills and goosebumps. Carlo is sweet in his efforts to make her happy. At the same time, Miss Burton's love of life and excitement help Carlo come out of his doldrums. They fulfill each other's needs at a time in their lives where they each feel alone, even while being surrounded by many people. I like this book a lot, but it is a bit predictable. At times, I don't know how the author is going to resolve a conflict, but there isn't a lot of surprise in how it is resolved. There is romance, adventure, some comedy and a satisfying ending. This book has a nice blend of history and romance, 2 things I really love. And, because of that, I am going to look in to other works by this author, Jennifer Moore. Warnings: None I would let my 17 year old read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. This book had wonderful characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting this book down.