Monday, April 11, 2016

Historical Christian Fiction

Sometimes books tend to blur into one another.  Sometimes they stand out.  I have been trying to figure out where the last book I read falls.  I'm not sure.

The book is titled The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna M. White.  The story is about a young
woman, Rowena, and the grave predicament she finds herself in.  Trapped by an unwanted suitor and possible pregnancy.  Enter a young gentleman who lives elsewhere.  He becomes trapped circumstantially and accepts the consequences of that trap rather than fighting them.

The writing of this book flows and I didn't see any major issues with the plot.  The dialect that the characters from the Highlands speak made me slow down my reading at times and there wasn't a glossary for the words included in the book.  But, there was an elaborate list of characters in the very beginning--which I didn't find necessary.

The one major key to the character of Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, that I wasn't on board with was how he "heard from God".  It was clear in the book that no one could question what he heard from God.  I used to know a person like this and it made discussions difficult.  There was no accountability or questioning that person.  Of course, in the book, everything turns out just fine and what he heard from God was exactly what he should have done.

If you enjoy historical fiction set in the early 1900s in Europe, you will probably enjoy this book.

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House Publishing

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