My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am quite pleased to recommend to my readers another clean, historical romance that is incredibly well-written and quite entertaining to read. This book is completely appropriate for every reading level (a few minor profanity instances, but hardly worth mentioning and no bedroom scenes implied or detailed). I fell in love with the bungling, maladjusted Clarissa, and who could not love Gabriel? They are the perfect couple, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the romance and the hardships along the way. The book is not overly historical, but the romance is fantastic. I was not ready for the story to end, and I am grateful that the author is working on the next tale in the saga!
What I appreciate the most (besides the clean element) is that the love is never sappy. There are real political and societal issues, and the ending will be quite disturbing since it is unresolved (no spoilers–just enough of a tease to read the sequel). It is always a treat to read about women that were non-traditional back in the day. This is my first read with Romona Flightner, and I can assure you it won’t be my last!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.