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Just as other reviewers have mentioned, Martin is very mean and sometimes cruel. He is I believe and overall better hero than the hero in Tanner's other novel Fiery Possession. He battles with his inner demons which developed from tragic circumstances in his childhood.
I am not completely sure that I fully understand Elizabeth's character like I should. Just because it is written as if there should be a difference in her character as Storm and then as Elizabeth but I am not completely sure there is a difference.
Again I will write what I did and didn't like.
What I did like:
1) I did like both Elizabeth and Martin. I think in a lot of ways they are representative of the male and female dynamic in that point in history. Martin wasn't think great amazing hero who was always loving, cared, and helped every person that needed it. A lot of time we get Heroes who are literally hero's and who feel compassion( in a manly way) for others. In Martin we were able to see a tough and commanding character with glimpses of his human side. I think that part was well written. Elizabeth was a little more submissive but she never backed down from what she believed in, no matter how much she feared Martin would be upset. She was always willingly to follow her heart.
2) The book also touched on the lives of people who were not rich and who may have struggled and how life was for them. I liked that they also talked about the natives of Australia and the treatment they received from people.
What I did not like:
1) I liked that the lives of poor people were talked about but I did not like was the Elizabeth came into contact with these people who needed help. It was like a formula every 60 pages after a certain point in the book Elizabeth met someone who needed help. While I liked that she felt compassion for others it kept pointing to her poor upbringing and how she knew what it was like. It was a little annoying. Once and even twice would have been enough.
2)The author didn't spend enough time developing Elizabeth and Martin's relationship. It could have been written better. Instead of all the misunderstanding more of the story could have pointed to some of the time they spent together. For instance, the love scenes....we really only know that they are in bed and something happens. A couple descriptions and that is it.....it would have been nice for them to talk after, especially since those love scenes were often and nothing more than telling us something happened.
3) Time sequence was off in this. So Elizabeth is pregnant. Halfway in the book we read that she is due in February. At this point she is about 3 or 4 months pregnant Later on we read that several weeks after a certain incident that things were happening( don't want to give it away) Anyway a little bit after that we read she is 8 months. Then we read Martin talking about weeks and then translating them into months later on. It would have to be months maybe 2 or 3 to be exact and shouldn't be thought of as just weeks. I think it would have been much nicer if Elizabeth gave birth earlier on to see how that played on the relationship between him and Elizabeth especially since Martin was so desperate for a child. I think that would have been a great catalyst for their growing relationship. Also it would have been nice to see how it helped with the old rivalry.
4) Alistair is mentioned to have some dealings with a gang. We never truly find out what happens between him and them. Did he cut ties? He he still in cahoots with them? We are left with nothing.
5) We read about things Martin does but it would have been much nicer if we actually read about it happening. It would have been much more fun than all the extra stuff coming in between their relationship.
6) I believe the story was static.....and very anti-climatic. Elizabeth losing her memory and gaining it back in the manner in which she did just happened. I was just left saying, " okay." Yes, it was a nice little mix to have the twin factor come in but it was just there nothing great about it. There were many times things happened and then it was over and you are left wondering if that is it. This might be because there were too many things happening. Too many things took over the story of two people that come from families that hate each other and eventually fall in love.
The castle being a place in ruin....it would have been so nice if Elizabeth came and made changes....changes that could help Martin put his childhood memories to rest. This would have also been something nice to help their relationship and show progression in both characters. It did not happen. Nothing, but the ability to say I love you and old grudges put to the side happen. We are told things, which is fine because it moves the book a little a faster, but when it comes to the two main characters we need read about their progression, we need to read about their relationship and not just told about it. Show us why they fall in love. Show us how they grow us individuals and as a couple.
Like the hero in Fiery Possession, you'll hate him, feel sorry for him and then want to shake some sense into him.
The story sweeps you back to 19th century Victoria with the hardships of drought, poverty, unemployment and inequality.
I highly recommend this book. Like Ms Tanners other books, I found this a real page turner.
They come from families that hate each other, both with cause. They are thrown together after Beth escapes captivity, but suffers amnesia after a knock on the head. She and Martin, her rescuer, fall in love, until her memory returns, and with it, so does hate and distrust.
Set in the second half of the 19th Century in Australia, this is a story of how misunderstandings and lies twist lives, of the effects of childhood trauma, and of the triumph of the human spirit.