Thursday 19 September 2013

Review ~ Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

September 9th 2013
Shadow Mountain Publishing

This Regency romance is set in Northern England in 1820, and tells the story of Kate Worthington, a strong minded young woman who, whilst determined to escape the restrictions of her family, is also determined never to marry. In order to gain some semblance of freedom and travel to India as she desires, Kate, on her mother’s instructions, must first secure and reject three marriage proposals. However, when Kate journeys to the stately home of Blackmoore, she encounters her dearest childhood friend, Henry and gets more than she bargained for. 

Overall, this is a fairly standard Regency romance, with a likeable enough heroine, but with a remarkably predictable plot. I must admit that I almost gave up on more than one occasion, but skipped through until the book’s conclusion. It’s a light easy read, pleasant enough but not remarkable. The blurb describes it as Wuthering Heights meets Little Women – I’m afraid I wasn’t convinced. 

My thanks to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain books for my ecopy of this book

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