Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Tobias Wolfson meets Henrietta Hart in a very interesting way. Hetty and I both have something in common – we take care of our fathers. Tobias is all about business but that was before he meets her. He’s a man of vision.
Grace takes the reader back to a time when the circus was all about the talent and not about the theatrics and pyrotechnics. What grabbed people’s attention back then would probably be almost boring by today’s standard. It also makes you wonder what those people would think about our circuses today. Our author’s descriptions are so realistic that I felt as if I was a part of the audience watching the show.
Hetty is a young woman who has a lot riding on her shoulders – makes the reader feel sorry for her. You want to keep reading so that you can see how she handles herself. It also shows how brave she is. This story shows a young lady growing up into a strong woman.
If there’s one character that fits into the hate category, that would be Uglow. I can almost picture him with a moustache and him twirling the ends. But he also fits into the storyline and I don’t think the story would be the same without him.
At times, it did seem a little slow but our author does give her reader a lot for their money. Don’t expect the romance to start at the beginning – you will have to be patient. The scenes aren’t too graphic so it lets the readers use their imagination. But just remember that nothing ever runs smoothly but it’s how the author resolves any issue that makes it interesting.
I found this book to be more historical than romance although I was very pleased with the ending. If you’re on the fence on whether you want to purchase the book, or not, stop at your local library. Even though this is an e-book, a lot of libraries do lend them out. This is the first book in a series and I would see what the next book brings. I did go to her web site, http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com, but I was unable to get any indication of what it will be about.