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It might be free but my time is worth something
on 5 May 2013
I wish there was an alternative categorisation to Historical Romance, where stories such as this could be placed, so as not to confuse the reader: it is a story set in a historical period but written with dialogue and behaviour more often seen in modern day. I find it incredibly grating and irritating (the male lead talking about "gotten"???). I understand that the author wanted to highlight how refreshing the Americans were (another tale of anything American = good / English = staid and boorish) but the characters just came over ill-mannered and louche.
The dialogue was very clunky and I found it difficult to read, as well as the story being rambling. It really made me appreciate how I normally take good writing for granted. Also I found the characters neither likable nor believable, especially with their reactions to certain happenings. The excerpt of the next in the series, Liberty's story reinforces what an unpleasant girl she is, so the theme continues.
Unfortunately I find it difficult to ignore an unfinished book so soldiered on to the end. If anything I have written resonates, I advise you to save your time. The fact that the book is free only makes the situation marginally better.