Addictive with plot twists that make you want to chase down the story to see where it all ends. Intriguing with the just the right amount of light romantic subplot to make reading easy.
Can’t wait for the next installment.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The plot has hints of the Scarlet Pimpernel, but set against the backdrop of Jacobite England. I’ve no problems seeing through the disguise the hero Alex wears as the foppish Sir Anthony, but was slightly disappointed that the heroine Elizabeth,who prides herself as an intelligent, independent woman, did not take the time to discover the hidden layers of his character, choosing only to believe the superficial.
The writing style was a little garrulous but I plodded on to find out what happens to the two protagonists. I hope the next installment of the series proves to be more scintillating a read than this debut
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh my stars and garters, I can’t get enough of this series! There ain’t a cotton picking thing I don’t like.
Against a pot boiler of a plot thick with criminal suspense and political intrigue, Ms Swank has woven in stunning twists, emotional turmoil and tender romance and thrown in some hilarious situations and colorful characters that engaged my deep interest. I’m breathless with admiration at how Rose transformed and grown through the series. One of the rare series replete with murder and mayhem that manages to combine humor, romance and suspense into a powerful made for TV drama. Entertaining to the last page.
So thankful she decided to continue and develop this series after 30 and a half. It would have been a tragedy for readers like me if she’d let what she thought was lackluster sale stop her. She made me a fan of Rose and Neely Kate.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
By far the best book in the series even though every single one of them is engrossing and thrilling in its own right.
I’m still reeling from the shocking conclusion that Ms Swank has stunned the readers with. Definitely nail bitingly excellent to the very last page. Can’t wait to pursue the conspiracies to their vey end.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A refreshing amateur sleuth story arc with funny twists and small town intrigue thrown into the mix.
I’ve enjoyed Ms Swank’s style of writing in the romance novels. The snappy pace and fluid flow of the story from Rose’s POV helps drive the plot forward to a most satisfying end. What a great debut to what promises to be an addictive series.