Monday, September 21, 2015

Book Review: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince

I stayed up WAY too late last night, but I HAD to see how Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince by Jennifer Moore ended.  It is a romantic, sigh-worthy historical romance that really caught me by surprise.

Meg Burton has come from South Carolina to England, in the hopes of finding herself a husband. She's a girl who craves adventure and thinks that a castle in England would be the best bet in finding one.  Until her brother mentions that their family really needs her to find a rich husband because they are nearly at the edge of their finances. This puts a damper on things because Meg is then required to put aside her own talents (like poetry and politics and finding adventure) and discuss the weather and other silly things. It is definitely not what she'd hoped for---until she makes the acquaintance of a stable hand, who's not really a stable hand but Prince Rodrigo de Talavera.

The Prince is in hiding because of the royal family being kidnapped. He's desperately trying to find out where his parents have been taken, and is frustrated that he can't seem to find them and is in a prison of his own.  Being constantly guarded, even on a grand estate, holds no interest for him.  Until he meets Meg Burton. She mistakes him for a stable hand and he lets that assumption go on. But the more time he spends with her, the more he comes to care for her.  Will she understand why he deceived her and didn't reveal his true identity? Or will he lose her as well?

I loved how the author brought these two people together. There was so much witty dialogue and fun scenes that made me laugh, it truly was fun to read. It wasn't all fluff, however, and the time period was well-represented with the different cultural backgrounds of each character from England, Spain, and America particularly well done.  I loved the journey each character went through and the ending had me closing the book with a happy sigh.  This one is a keeper for sure!

You can download your Kindle copy herefor $10.49

Here's the back copy:


Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.

Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?

1 comment:

Jenny Moore said...

Aww...thanks, Julie! Glad you liked Megrigo.