Publisher: Clean Reads (formerly Astraea Press)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
The red-headed Karin is strong-willed and determined, something she inherited from her father. She tries to keep her true nature a secret to avoid being deemed a traitor by those loyal to the king. Karin and her father butt heads over her duty to her family and the Czech Crown. She is then sequestered to the Royal Viscount’s hunting lodge.
Not aware of everything that is happening, she becomes the target of an individual with murderous intent. Her heart soon becomes entangled though her father intends to wed her to another. The turmoil inside Karin deepens and reflects the turmoil of her homeland, on the brink of the Hussite Wars.
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Review: I have never read a book about the Kingdom of Czech, which is actually part of my heritage. That's why I really had to read this novel.
First let me say that the cover for this book is beautiful. It really drew me to the story. I only wish I liked the story as much as the cover.
Karin was a likable character. She was a strong heroine and her story was fascinating. This story involves a time when many people are breaking away from the Catholic church. That always makes for an interesting story, except that Karin didn't really come across as very devout, nor did Pavel, both who were following Jan Hus' beliefs.
There was more telling of the story than showing, which made things difficult at times, when it came to character development. If I heard the Royal Viscount referred to as "The Royal Viscount" a few more times, I might have broken my kindle, because it would have been thrown at the wall.
The romance in the book could have been a little more warm as it was one of many plot lines, and probably the only one that didn't cause this reader frustration. The other two involved incidents that happened at "The Royal Viscount's" summer home.
The novel was a bit slow at times, but enjoyable, with an ending that left me feeling a bit stunned, because it means there will likely be a sequel. I would have preferred it being shortened, because the parts that were slow really seemed to drag, especially at the beginning where there was little explanation for the action in the story.
Rating: 3 flowers
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