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Shades of the Past Kindle Edition
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The original paperback cover for this book was not similar to the story inside. Upon seeing the original paperback cover I thought the story would be set in the 12th or 13th century. However this book is set in the late 19th century. The original cover is better but they really need to remove the eyes at the top. Those are just freaking looking.
I am always on the lookout for older published book that have been turned to digital. So many times older books have the historical details accurate that today's books are sorely lacking. For me details especially historical details are what carry me away to another time, another place, another land that today's authors sometimes forget. This book was originally published in 1999. Late enough to be classified as an older book but not to early for the author to add all the sex scenes in the story similar to what is written in today's historical romance.
The story starts out with Vanessa attending her late employer's funeral. A very sad start to a story. Readers will quickly see that the sadness does not dominate the story long. When starting the story my heart went out to Vanessa and Lawrence, the nephew of Lady Gwendolyn. Lawrence is the nephew to Lady Gwendolyn and shows great concern and empathy to Vanessa for her loss.
I honestly thought this book was written in the early 18th century. It really felt similar to some Gothic romance. I really question how an author writes something so similar but so different to books written years ago. Oh, I do not question if they plagiarized the story. I question how amazing it is for them to write something so entertaining.
The story seemed longer than what I expected for such an old book. Then I personally had a hard time keeping interest in the story. It was well written and I meticulously enjoyed reading it but it did not hold my attention fully. I did not get swept away like similar stories.
The bunnies and I do recommend this book. Where I found it slow others might enjoy it.
The bunnies and I give this book 3 carrots.