Sunday, December 30, 2012

"The Mercenary's Marriage" by Rachel Rossano Book Review

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The Mercenary's MarriageThe Mercenary's Marriage by Rachel Rossano
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a completely clean historical read.  There is no sex and no profanity.  Also, no descriptive violence.  The book was fairly well written and basically easy to follow.  The story was not overly engaging, but it was a nice story with a happy ending.

My only real drawbacks were that I had no idea where this story took place.  I knew there were kings, queens, and slaves, but I wish I would known the time period and the place.  I also would have like to have seen a little more passion from the characters.  Don't get me wrong.  I like the sweetness of the story and the fact that everything is quite chaste.  But I struggled to see any real love between the characters.

I agree that the brevity of the story is nice.  You can sit down and read it in no time.  However, possibly it would have been nice for this to be part of a bigger collection.  I feel like I need some background on the characters.  At the end of the story, I still knew very little about Darius and Brice.  I would have liked to have known why the fighting was going on.  I think that if the author revisits this story at some point, she could truly fill in the blanks and possibly have a dynamic historical tale.

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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