The Curse of Lady Clarabelle: A Clean & Sweet Regency Historical Romance Novel Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08MYPY3GV
- Publication date : November 7, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4428 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 733 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #46,619 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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However, I have some significant reasons for my not very high rating.
The first two are plot issues. Throughout the book, it is mentioned over and over how much the Duke loves his daughter. wants to protect her and how dangerous the castle may be for her. HOWEVER..... there is NEVER any mention of why they stay! If it is so darned dangerous, why don't they leave? Especially as it gets closer to her 20th birthday? HUGE plot problem.
My other plot issue is when during an argument/discussion with Sebastian, he suddenly refers to her as 'childish'. Well, she IS but he goes completely against established character doing this. It's an extremely thin plot device to have discord between the main characters.
The other issue I have is technical. There is a VAST overuse of the same wordage. "Alright", "all right". "rather", "grin" and "grinned". Everyone had "twinkling" eyes. Quite a bit of "grunting" and "growling". All these SO VASTLY OVERUSED! It gets boring.
Pretty sure they didn't use the word "great" as a slang adjective during the Regency era. Also, the phrase/sentence "I can see where you are coming from" seems too modern, like from the 1960's. I looked up the etymology of the slang and it also seems to be an American phrase. Writing like this tends to throw me out of the story. I start looking for repeated words and errors.
Again, the STORY is pretty good! I just the the writing needs to be brought up to the level of the tale.
You're tossed back and forth questioning are these really paranormal occurrences or those of a more human nature. Then there's the question of what or who. You're kept guessing ... just when you think you've figured out the what and who, the author subtly casts aspersions on something or someone else to make you second guess yourself. But it's done so perfectly that it all fits and makes sense in the end (unlike other stories I've read where they just throw in something out of left field at the end that doesn't make any sense at all.
Ultimately, it's a sweet story that has enough mystery and intrigue to hold your interest till the end!