“Banished Love” by Ramona Flightner Book Review

By Ruth on March 15, 2014 in book, historical fiction, review, romance

Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1)Banished Love by Ramona Flightner

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.

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  1. Elise-Maria Barton March 17, 2014 Reply

    What a wonderful endorsement of Banished Love. I look forward to reading it myself. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruth March 17, 2014 Reply

      It was my pleasure to read and review this fantastic book!

  2. momjane March 17, 2014 Reply

    This review is wonderful It make me want to run right out and get this book to read. Hurry with the next one.

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      Ruth March 17, 2014 Reply

      I could not agree more!

  3. Maggie Thom March 17, 2014 Reply

    I just finished reading this book as well. I absolutely loved it. I think the author did an incredible job of not only telling a good story but of depicting the era.

  4. Mary Preston March 19, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for such a great review. So pleased you liked it.


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