Monday, September 5, 2016
Book Review and Giveaway!
I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for Jennifer Moore's new novel, A Place For Miss Snow. I've really enjoyed her previous novels and this one is a bit of departure from those, but still a great read.
A Place For Miss Snow is billed as a regency romance, but for me, it wasn't traditional regency romance. My favorite regencies are generally set in London and have several foundational pieces of the time period with dashing heroes and heroines trying to finagle through all of society's restrictions. A Place For Miss Snow does have a British heroine and it takes place during the regency time period, but other than that, it is a historical romance set in Greece.
Diana Snow has been hired as a chaperone to a young lady traveling to Corfu. While there, they meet a man named Alexandros Metaxas. Diana feels a connection to Alex and when she tries to return his gloves to see if the connection was just a figment of her imagination, she is captured by pirates. Spirited away with Alex, Diana fights her feelings for the enigmatic man all the while trying to fit into the new life that has been thrust upon her until she can be rescued.
I loved the setting and the detail that Ms. Moore includes. It is easy to visualize the scene from the vivid descriptions and it made me want to go back to Greece! I thought the historical storyline, based on real people and events, was an entertaining lesson in Greek history and their wars with the Turks, although at some spots the pacing dragged a bit. Diana was definitely a relatable heroine who has never really belonged anywhere or to anyone and she is afraid to love in case she loses them. Her attempts to find order and control in her life are so endearing and yet frustrating when she puts up all those emotional barriers. Alex is a swoon-worthy hero who has endured unimaginable loss and heartbreak. His broken heart finds solace as he gets to know Diana, but he has so many secrets in his spy life, it would be too dangerous for them to be together. But how can they ever be apart?
I thought this book was a fun Greek adventure, with pirates, and Turks, and curses and villains, all wrapped up in a sweet romance that will leave you with a smile when you close the book. Another Moore novel for my keeper shelf!
You can download your Kindle copy here
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Here's the back copy:
Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.
Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?
Here is the blog tour schedule:
*Sept. 5th: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com/, http://rockinbookreviews.com/, http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/, http://www.kindleandme.com/
*Sept. 6th: https://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/, https://atransparentmom.com/, http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/
*Sept. 7th: http://minreadsandreviews.blogspot.com/, http://www.wishfulendings.com/, http://bonnieharris.blogspot.com/
*Sept. 8th: http://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com/, http://katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com/, http://melsshelves.blogspot.com/, http://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com/
*Sept. 9th: http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/, http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/, http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/, http://fireandicereads.com/