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Decent but not serious
on 22 September 2014
I give this book three stars because it is well written. However, it is not to be taken seriously as it is a very soft focus picture of life for a female captive in eighteenth century America. Fortunately for the heroine, Rebecca, she is so beautiful that men fall like trembling leaves at the sight of her. This does get her into trouble but ultimately gets her out of everything too. The hero, Shoki, is the man of everyone's dreams. He is the captor, but it would be impossible to find a more noble person. He is handsome, incredibly brave, athletic, loyal, well liked and GOOD IN BED. And he adores the heroine. Inexplicably, his first wife left him.
This is a good tale and very readable but I could not take it seriously. I suspect that life was a whole lot grittier for female captives in that era, beautiful or no.
Why does no one ever need to use the toilet in these books? Also,Rebecca goes through the most almighty tribulations but still manages to look incredibly beautiful. Most women need a hairbrush at least, but despite the fact that she doesn't have one, her hair is constantly spread about her like a golden mantle. What wonderful genes she must have had.