Friday, December 21, 2012

"A Marriage of Inconvenience" by Christine Young Book Review

Read about the giveaway and an excerpt here.

A Marriage of InconvenienceA Marriage of Inconvenience by Christine Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Indeed this is one of those books that is hard to rate.  If I had to rate it completely on the story itself, I would probably give it a 5-star rating. The story is fantastic, and I found myself realizing just how tough lives were for women back in the day.  Women had no rights, and they were viewed as property.  If a woman did not get a truly good man as their husband, there is not telling what atrocities they would have to endure.  I loved the characters of Ravyn and Aric.  Always nice to see romance between classes.  The dialogue between the characters was also quite amazing, and I found the book quite readable.

I only have two issues that somewhat put a damper on the book for me.  The mild occurrences of profanity were not truly a problem for me.  But I could have done without the chapters filled with extended descriptions in the bedroom.  I am glad the couple in question was married, and I found the writing beautiful at times.  It was quite arousing, and I suppose that many women could truly get "turned on" by reading about such encounters.  I am grateful it was never crude.  I am honestly not even complaining about the bedroom descriptions.  I could have just used less detail and fewer chapters devoted to this part of their relationship.  In fact, this bleeds over into my second issue.  The last 10-15 pages flew by so fast, and I felt as though the author was trying to bring a speedy end to everything.  If the bedroom descriptions had been shorter, maybe more detail could have been provided as the book wrapped up the story.  But I have to say that even with these issues, I could whole-heartedly recommend this book.  It is a wonderful love story, and the settings of England and America made for a glorious historical romance.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. Thanks for the review. I appreciate your honest comments.

  2. Thanks for the thoughtful review, Ruth.

  3. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com


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