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- Print Length: 102 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Courtney Milan (14 Mar. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BUUQ1FM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #228,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Things seem dire for Mary in the beginning, as she is hiding secrets and seemingly betraying her fiancé, John. As the couple ends their relationship, the heartbreak they feel is communicated beautifully. I longed for them to recapture their love, even though I, as a reader, did not know the details or see it blossom from the beginning. It takes great skill for a writer to be able to immediately foster that feeling in me.
Then they have a second chance at love. From feelings of disappointment, resentment and suspicion we follow John and Mary as they build a friendship. I so enjoyed reading as their new love developed.
Aside from Mary's romance, there is a secondary story involving Mary's employer. That part of the story was suspenseful, and had my heart beating hard, hoping for Mary's success.
The history of financial law and matrimonial law is highlighted beautifully, putting the historical context of this story front and centre for the reader.
I find Courtney Milan is an inspired writer, and she created satisfying solutions for her characters' predicaments.
John and Mary are strong, honourable and very likeable characters. My heart warmed reading their romance. This story was a winner for me.
*includes sex scenes
As much as it hurt, John let her go, believing her to be innocent of her father's crimes. But eighteen months later he's finally tracked her down, certain she knows where the missing money is. And he'll do anything to get it back.
Like all of Milan's novellas there's plenty more than the obvious going on here - social status, rules of etiquette, psychological abuse - and as always CM handles it beautifully. Mary and John are a pair of social misfits, not obviously different, but both a little ahead of their time.
Because this novella was originally part of a book of three vaguely linked stories from three different authors, there are a few things here that seem a little out of place - particularly the epilogue. I haven't read Midnight Scandals, but I still found this easy enough to follow.
It's not the best novella I've read by CM, but it's still a pleasant read from an author who has mastered this short form. Sweet and romantic with an excellent sense of the Victorian period, Courtney Milan remains one of my favourite historical authors, and if this was by anyone else I'd probably give it four stars, but because CM's other novellas are really good, it only gets three. If you've never read any Courtney Milan before try one of her other short stories before coming back for this one.
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