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Romance and Revolution,
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This review is from: Season of Light (Hardcover)
It's a cliche that Jane Austen lived through the French Revolution but never mentions it in her novels. Katharine McMahon, author of several historical romances makes up for that; Jane Austen meets A Tale of Two Cities.
All the romance elements are there: the unwanted proposal, the attractive Mr Wickham figure who turns out to be a hollow man, the Darcy who is disliked until his real qualities shine through, the contriving sister and nasty brother-in-law. The historical background is well researched and the horrors of the revolution provide a terrifying background to a domestic novel, though never quite terrifying enough to stop the pleasure of the romance where we hope that all will turn out well in the end.
But will it? Has McMahon allowed her heroine to fall into the hands of the executioner and madame guillotine?
I wouldn't dream of spoiling it for you.
A good book to add to your Christmas list.
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Initial post: 3 Dec 2011 16:09:12 GMT
Mrs. M. G. Powling says:
Nice to read your review (mine is there, too) and, of course, the similarities with Austen are there ... how come I'd simply not spotted them! A good review!
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