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Crashed and Died
on June 24, 2014
I saw that this book had great reviews, so I decided to try it out. I am so glad I did not pay money for this book -it was TERRIBLE! I tried to finish it, but I just couldn't take any more. I much prefer traditional historical romances such as by Georgette Heyer, but personal preferences aside, there was nothing historical about this book. No research, no use of historical language, no regard for the customs of the time setting. This book is nothing more than a modern mindset forced unrealistically into a poorly formed historical setting. A young, unmarried woman sets out on a voyage to England by herself in the early 1700's. Yeah right. Why not come up with a plausible plot to isolate the heroine, rather than write her into such a fake situation? Adding to the plastic feel of this book, there is a man who has his leg amputated and then cooks dinner for the entire crew that same afternoon, a slew of effeminate pirates, and a heroine who can take down nearly any foe after practicing with a sword for a week. Add in several sentence fragments, a few other grammatical errors, and a ship whose name keeps changing, and you have a miserable read. The frustrating part is that this author has the ability to write a decent book. In my opinion, do more research, lose the sex scenes (the tension is what makes it interesting), and for cryin out loud stop shoving feminist rights down the reader's throat. Make a realistically strong and intelligent heroine who actually earns respect.