Lovely review for Upon Your Return that I need to share, folks!

*This review originally posted on Author Alliance here, but I will post it as well.

Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender

Posted by AAAuthor on Jun 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, PRESS RELEASES

Fara Bellamont is born in high society France. She leads a charmed life until her parents death at sea, when she is sent as a ward of her stern, gloomy uncle. He proceeds to send her to a convent until the time she is ready to enter society and the marriage market. After she enters society her uncle makes a match for her but after her fiancé leads Fara into a bad situation because she refuses to say she loves him he flees. Fara only escapes from the bad situation due to the efforts of Capitaine Grant Hill and there is an immediate attraction between them. It is then up to Fara to decide whether to go with what society dictates or with her heart.

This book was well written and had a poetic quality to the way it flowed. I liked the voice of Fara and her personality carried me through the book. I also enjoyed how you saw the history through her viewpoint, so you got enough to keep it interesting but not a huge info dump to ruin the story.

The author also deals with the circumstances faced by women in that period realistically. The heroine knows the decisions she is making are going against what society expects and that she does them anyway is what makes the story more powerful. She acts like a woman of her circumstances and it was made her work as a character for me.

It is at its very heart a romance story and I loved Grant and Fara so much together that I was tempted to skip ahead to when I knew they would be together and beyond everything keeping them a part. The love scenes between them are sweet and tender and each bit of dialogue reveals something of their personality.
This was an enjoyable romantic read with enough historical spice to keep the setting interesting.

I give this book 4 stars.

Rebecca H.



 

Upon Your Return (Kindle Edition)

By (author) Marie Lavender

Release date February 13, 2013.

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