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- File Size: 3076 KB
- Print Length: 177 pages
- Publisher: History in Focus; 2 edition (24 July 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012HYLHMG
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- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #445,045 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Persuasion of Miss Jane Brody (The Brody Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This has brains as well as heart. Feisty dialogue, plus sexual tension between the main characters, making for a sensual and satisfying read. More please, Isabella!
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Review by Mary Beth
4 out of 5 stars
This book was not what I expected. I've have read a decent amount of historical romamce to know that a decent majority and very similar. This book was not like the others. Of course it had similaties with but its historical there should be similarities.
Jane Brody is a beautiful, strong, loyal woman, sister and friend. She has beliefs and principles that the women of her time deserve more right and freedoms and should be treated as equals. Her principles label her a bluestocking among the Ton, but she has her reasons of why she feels so stongly about equality.
Of course that is such an absurd notion, equal rights for women isn't it? Well, Lord Johnathan Everslie the newly titled Marquis of Dalton handsome brother of Jane's good friend Elizabeth, surely thought so. He knew his place and what is being asked of him , he expected to marry but what he didn't expect was this beautiful yet willfull to come into his world and turn it upside down. Will they be able to work through their difference or are the truley worlds apart?
I loved these 2 characters, sure we've seen the strongwilled bluestocking before, but Jane is so endeering you can't help but to care about her and her plight, and Joznathan is strong male but he's not a rake with the heart of gold, he is a gentleman. The true sense of the word and he has such a progression and growth in the stroy it is a sight to see.
The author Isabella Hargraves does an amazing job with her acuracy of the time; it helps that she's a historian but that I believe just adds to it because she has a passion about the past. There were a few word omissions and a a couple spots where the story seemed to lose its flow but overall I enjoyed this story.
To watch how these two people fall in love with each other and yet keep themselves at a distance was a bit hard for me. Jane is clearly drawn to Jonathan, but her fear of being trapped in a marriage and forced to have children is almost stifling. She is unable to see that sometimes love is a real thing and some marriages aren't just for convenience. Of course watching her sister go through a abusive situation with her husband doesn't help matters.
Jonathan on the other hand is certain that marriage and kids are what every woman wants. He sees no reason for Jane to deny him in his marriage proposal. After all, he is a wealthy and titled man. But it takes him some time to see what Jane fears and why she fears it. And when he realizes what makes her believe the way she does, he changes and supports her. Of course these two come together & realize they love each other more than they love their beliefs, leading them to their own HEA.
I had some issues with the writing a bit, it felt rushed in places. The story is crazy interesting, in that I haven't read a story with this social commentary in a historical romance before. It kept me engaged and interested. But I felt like sometimes the story wasn't fleshed completely out. I wanted to know more. All in all though, I really liked this book!
I give it 4 lipsticks!