Saturday, 26 October 2013

Review of The Divided Hearts by Karla Darcy

Description (From Amazon)

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At the death of her mother Lady Judith Hallowell decides to visit her father in America. She agrees to find out if her Godmother's grandson is still loyal to England. Despite her father's high praise of the man, she is stunned when Nathanael appears as a pompous dandy with powdered hair and peacock clothing. As she falls in love with a new country, she can't understand how she can have feelings for someone so shallow and yearns to find someone like the mysterious Palatine who is considered a hero in the fledgling colonies on the brink of war?

My Review

I'm a little bit on the fence with this one. I really enjoyed the romance aspects of it, and the characters were all great and individual (I especially liked Patrick and Simon). However, I found that the descriptions of the surroundings and the historical aspects seemed to drown out the rest. Until the last quarter of the book, there just didn't seem to be all that much going on (including romance) and I found myself skimming a lot of the needless details.

That being said, for the price of it, I still think it is worth a read if you are a fan of historical romance.

I give The Divided Hearts 3 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating System:
1 star: I will never post a 1 star review because this means it was so bad I couldn't finish it, and I don't won't publicly rate a book I haven't read all the way through.
2 stars: I may have liked the story but it was badly written or it may have been a boring story well written. Something about it kept me reading but I didn't enjoy it.
3 stars: A good, enjoyable read. If the description appeals to you I'd recommend reading it.
4 stars: A really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed and may even read again. I will want to read other books by the same author. Highly recommend.
5 stars: Reserved for books that blew me away and whose characters I can't get out of my head. These are books that I will definitely read again, possibly several times. If I read an e-book version I may even have to go buy a hard copy for my shelves. Why are you still here? Go read this book right now.

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