Review of THE FORTUNE HUNTER
Sunday, April 06, 2014
I recently had the pleasure as a BookBrowse member to read and review an advanced copy of THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwi, St.Martin’s Press. It was hard to put down and I was sorry when dawn came and the story ended. My review for BookBrowse follows.
" THE FORTUNE HUNTER
By Daisy Goodwin
Daisy Goodwin serves up a slice of history presented by characters so alive they can neither be overlooked nor forgotten. The mind-set of the 19th century, its customs and levels of society, the clothing, food, manner of speech, vocabulary are so skillfully combined, the 21st century can seamlessly slip away and the reader falls easily into that earlier age where royalty and its observations flourish, where behavior and occupation are often by royal commend and personal desires are conflicted. It is hard to avoid empathy for Elizabeth, the Empress and Captain Middleton, a suspected fortune hunter, assigned to her for her safety, as each struggles with the sacrifices that must be made."
I hope when THE FORTUNE HUNTER becomes available in July or August that you will read it, hard copy or Kindle, and enjoy it as much as I have.