- File Size: 1546 KB
- Print Length: 215 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1946548014
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 5, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017O8SNWW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having no familiarity with the history, dialect or culture of the period, Ms. Peper did an excellent job of making this reader comfortable with understanding and becoming engrossed in the story. It was a lesson learned that love and circumstances know no boundaries, and that neither time nor pedigree are free from such complications.
In this story Lady Miranda Blake struggles to find balance between responsibilities of position and family, and her questionable future as a wife or being lumped into the dreaded category of being “on the shelf”. Trying to get her long time love to notice her and make a commitment becomes her goal. Unfortunately the plan ignites a deadly rivalry between the handsome Lord Beaumont whom she’s known all her life—and the brash, untitled and uncultured American Derek Lang, temporarily in country on business.
This tale is full of colorful portrayals of time and place, mystery and intrigue, and begs the reader to question—when social standing and marriage are measured by seasons, how does a woman decide which is more important? Her desire for love, or her need for acceptance. I believe The Seventh Season is an enjoyable must read by Regency lovers everywhere.
Our heroine was badly mistreated by her governess to the point she attempted to kill her charge by setting a fire. The young boy who was her neighbor saved the heroine, and she loved him from that moment on. Over the years both families just assumed the pair would eventually marry -- though as the young man grew older he saw no rush in getting around to asking for her hand.
The heroine's brother had enlisted and was away fighting. Her parents had never paid much attention to her, and her father left the managing of the estate to her. While being an attractive and well-liked woman, the heroine was enjoying her seventh season when it finally hit her that she was seen as being on the shelf. She is determined to bring her childhood love up to scratch.
The hero is an American who has come on business - part of that is to clear his family name. He offers to help the heroine make the man she wants jealous by pretending to court her. There are a few clashes between the men, and of course the attraction between the heroine and the hero grows.
There are kidnappings, the return of the governess and proposals. I can't really recommend this one.
There is a darkness in The Seventh Season, which although not overt nevertheless like a river running through Miranda's story. The horror and neglect of her early years seem to have left their mark on Miranda, making her a survivor and stronger than most young women of her day. Her negligent, rather whimsical parents seem to lean very heavily on her without realising that they are holding her back from making choices regarding her future. In the background Jason has always been Miranda's hero, however he is being as neglectful as her parents and not coming up to scratch. Miranda is beholden to him for saving her life, but with the passage of time he seems less and less inclined to pop the all important question. That is until the upstart American, Derek,arrives on the scene and the courtship dance begins.
The story starts off at a steady pace and then starts to build, adding drama and intrigue. Truths are revealed and mysteries solved, but the perpetrators of crimes appear to get away without being punished, proving that Regency times weren't too different to our modern day. The attraction between Miranda and Derek is unconventional and whatever Miranda chooses is going to come at a price. I finished reading The Seventh Season with a brooding sense of dissatisfaction as I would have liked to see justice served, but there are times when one has to accept the inevitable and walk away.
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This book is enjoyable like many other regency romances but doesn't really stand out from the pack. I liked Mr.Read more
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