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--- Thank goodness I did read any OLD reviews of this novel because I quite enjoyed it. ----
This novel is also a romance but not what you think when you first begin reading it.
As for how some 'acted' & whether it is right for that 'time period' - I have read many books & I read nothing that appeared to -not- be fo that time period. As not all acted as we, today. lived as we 'think' they did or should have.
AND then again, this is also fiction & I loved reading about a Duke who did not live as though he was better than others, including those who worked for him. (especially after he moved to America & left all that 'proper' stuff overseas.
The plot of this particular gem is completely unbelievable, the dialog is childishly stilted, and the author's penchant for making up character names completely unsuited to the period and ethnicity of their owners is nothing short of hilarious. Nonetheless I'm giving it two stars because it fascinated me in the same sense as would a train wreck. I suppose I'd read another one, for the same reason, if it were also free, but I wouldn't pay even a penny.
Hannish Macgreagor is a Duke,he left his wife in Scotland, to make a better life for them. He made it big.
His wife Olivia was to bring his family over from Scotland. McKenna,his sister came over and some of their household staff. McKenna saves Sassy and helps her.
Olivia is "mean" where Hannish is a gentleman to his household. He treats them almost all like family even the servants. There are no titles in the states.
Hannish has feelings for another.
Second, it was disjointed; hopping around between characters and situations in ways that were just awkward and nonsensical to me. Maybe it was just an error in taking it from the paper book to kindle?
My only other complaint, and it's a big one, is that the romantic relationship seemed unrealistic and....contrived. I must have spent at least half of the book wondering who the female romantic interest would be, because the person it ended up being seemed so unlikely. Yes, opposites attract, but it just didn't make sense and never rang true in the end.
All told, it isn't a bad book. It's clean, which is a nice change of pace if you're a fan of the historical romance genre, but it just wasn't that good.