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Chameleon (The Ravensmoore Chronicles) by [Kent, Jillian]
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“A fascinating story of intrigue and romance. Chameleon is the perfect novel for a rainy evening with a bottomless pot of English tea at one’s side.”—Serena Miller, author of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio and The Measure of Katie Calloway

About the Author

Jillian Kent has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers for several years. She has also been a member of Romance Writers of America for 20 years and a member of The Beau Monde, Kiss of Death, and Faith, Hope, and Love specialty chapters of RWA. With a master’s degree in social work, Jillian is employed as a counselor for nursing students, which reflects within the pages of her first novel, Secrets of the Heart, which won the 2009 Inspiration for Writers contest and was a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier; the Noble Theme; and Faith, Hope, and Love’s Touched by Lovecontests.
 

Product Details

  • File Size: 1560 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616384964
  • Publisher: Realms (June 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088QCLEQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Stephanie VINE VOICE on July 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
Chameleon has a really strange character: Talon. Very strange and a bit creepy. Ok, a lot creepy. Talon trains birds to attack people. Did I mention creepy?

The whole story revolves around the dark mystery of Talon. Who is he? Why is he using his birds to hunt and maim or kill members of Parliament? The whodunit ending was very surprising - I hadn't guessed it.

'When I noticed that a main character in the book, Ramsay, was misspelled on his first and second appearances in the book as RamsEy, I was afraid there might be trouble.

Sad to say, the editorial errors were numerous and more glaring than just spelling. These mistakes made reading difficult and confusing.

I really like the Regency style of Jillian's writings. Her subject matter of mental health practices of the day makes her books unique and different (although Talon was almost too much for me in this book). Unfortunately, the editorial errors made the book hard for me to enjoy, and Chameleon ultimately couldn't win me over.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine.*
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I'd read about two-thirds of the way through Chameleon when I decided I didn't like the book. It didn't appear to be the genre I read. Characters drank liquor, which I don't usually see in Christian fiction, and this predator hawk flying about symbolized danger.
Yet, I was hooked. Lady Victoria and her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore, are determined to change the cruel or neglectful treatment of patients at the asylum for the insane.
Then there is the handsome former spy, Lord Witt, looking into a human attack by a hawk where the victim is near death. Witt allows Lady Victoria, whom he calls "little snoop,"to help investigate sometimes because he has an affection for her and she likes to solve mysteries.
I hated the character who trained hawks. I deducted he was the vicious Talon, the object of their search. But no one knows who Talon is.
A mental health institute was on my beat as a newspaper reporter and I was astonished at the diagnoses thought to be linked to insanity in the late 1800s: Paralysis, syphilis, Down's Syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, and a whole lot of physical problems that later experts learned had nothing to do with insanity. This book is set in 1818.
So it wasn't Lady Victoria's visits to the asylum and reading to patients that bothered me most, but the dreaded mammoth hawks who attempts to kill Ravensmoore and Witt.
I don't know if the author intended this book to be an allegory using imagery to reflect a spiritual message such as C.S. Lewis uses in the The Chronicles of Narnia, but a message came through loud and clear to me as the mammoth birds circle their prey.
First, Jesus warned that when the seeds of the gospel are sown in our hearts, some falls on the wayside and birds come in and devour it.
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In CHAMELEON, the second book of the RAVENSMOORE CHRONICLES, author Jillian Kent carries us to England in 1818 and into the life of Lady Victoria Grayson as she embarks on the dream of her life - a visit to London. While there, she meets Lord Witt, who steals her heart and involves her in a nightmare investigation ordered by the Prince of England that could cost Witt and Victoria their lives. A perfect feisty heroine, a romance, a villain so original you just don't figure him out until the last minute! You won't be able to put this book down!
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An intriguing story filled with suspense and danger. This regency set in 1818 England connects readers with Lady Victoria Grayson, who desires freedom and adventure following years of illness. Her brother, Lord Ravensmoore, wants to protect her but she becomes entangled in the mystery he has been called to deal with. Someone or something is attacking some of the lords with the intent to kill them. Who is the wicked Talon, who claims to be perpetrator of these evil deeds?

Victoria befriends Lady Phoebe and wonders about the girl's brother, Lord Ramsey. Victoria joins Lord Witt, a friend of her brother, in trying to unravel the strange goings-on. When her own life grows endangered, how will she escape? She draws on strength from God to withstand this life-threatening trial.

Each chapter of Chameleon opens with an appropriate quote that helps establish the mood. Jillian Kent has woven a masterful tale, as noted by the awards lists on which the books appears. It's the second in a series, but strong enough to stand alone.
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If you love a good murder mystery set in the early 1800's, CHAMELEON by JILLIAN KENT is the novel for you. It's well written with well thought-out characters, and descriptive details. You'll feel as though you've stepped back in time.

Lady Victoria Grayson is swept into a new and exciting world. After being isolated with a childhood illness for most of her life, she is finally living what she had only read and dreamt of.

Lord Witt`s wartime profession as a spy, taught him that all are not who they claim to be. When the Regent request Lord Witt to investigate Lady Victoria's physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore, Witt could not have guessed he'd be taken with his sister.

It's not long before Lady Vitoria and Lord Witt find themselves in the middle of a plot targeting the lords of Parliament. Together their feelings for one another will be tested, as well as their faith.

CHAMELEON is heavy on mystery, intrigue, and scandal with a light sprinkling of romance. CHAMELEON is as much about Lady Victoria and Lord Witt, as it is about Victoria's brother, Lord Ravensmoore. As soon as Mercy came into the picture, I sense the next book in this series would be hers. What a great introduction to the next book.

*Please see my profile for more information on this review.
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