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Really Good Read,
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This review is from: Kidnapped (Mills & Boon Special Releases) (Paperback)
This is the first Nicola Cornick novel I have read, and when I began it, I was slightly put off by the present-tense approach (a personal preference) which I wasn't expecting in an historical romance.
However, I was soon glad I stuck with the story. This is a very clever romantic spin on the classic novel 'Kidnapped' by Robert Louis Stevenson (explained by the author in her 'Author's Note) and the writing style as well as the nicely paced content of the story keeps you turning pages.
Before I knew it, I had come to the end of the tale! The adventures of the rural heroine and tough, charming hero, their shipwrecked interlude and its following effects all add up to a wonderful story of which the main thread is the building, believable romance. The co-stars in this story are just as well painted as the main protagonists, each playing their part in descriptive prose which is almost lyrical at times.
It is a slightly different style of historical romance, admittedly, but totally engaging in its own unique way. Based on this fresh take on an old swashbuckling tale, I look forward to meeting some more of Cornick's characters...