Somehow, I managed to pick up this book and finish reading it but then put it right back on my “to read” bookshelf so I completely forgot how long ago I read it! So the accuracy of the dates of when I read this is quite wrong! I’ll just say August 2017 since that’s when I re-read and found it again!
For some reason, this book did not stick with me. It was very hard to finish despite being beautifully written. I really, really wanted to like it but I wasn’t hooked and I had to put it down many times.
This book is a great historical romance/drama for those who are interested in those types of books. I found Katie to be a beautiful descriptive writer despite me not getting hooked into the book. I would definitely suggest this to other readers – it just wasn’t a good book for me, personally.
That being said, I did find that this book had pacing issues. Sometimes, this book was absolutely fantastic and moved at a fast pace that made this book super awesome! And then it would slow down to a snail’s pace and make it difficult for me to continue on. While the plot itself was fantastic and the characters are extremely well developed, I think with some pace fixing this book could have hit a home run.
Maddie is a strong female lead who could rival some of the big named “blockbuster” leads – like Katniss, Hermione, etc. She is perhaps the best part of this novel, in my opinion.
Overall, this book is a strong contender in the top historical romances I’ve seen recently. It’s a must read for those craving a good, strong female lead with a dash of historical romance in it.
Three out of five stars.
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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