Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tale of the Creloe princess, and my thoughts on her story

This will be my first review of a Revell reads book program, and I am glad to say my first choice ended up becoming a new favorite on my bookshelf.

Historical fiction most times ends up being a little more fiction with a lot less historical accuracy. Beth White is not one of theses authors, being a tiny bit of a history nerd, she blended fiction with reality of the years between 1776 and 1780. Quite a lot of years to pack into one book, but with all this book's time jumps it flowed seamlessly between the months and years of the main character's, Lyse Lanier, life.

The book also shifts points of view between four very different characters; Scarlet, a slave. Lyse, the responsible daughter of a drunken fisherman. Don Rafael Maria Gonzales de Ripparda (try saying the three times fast) a merchant who is not all of what he seems on the outside. And Daisy, best friend to Lyse and the daughter Major Redmon of fort Mobile.

Each of these characters have their own stories to tell, all leading up to one big picture that is the end of the book. I would so love to tell you all about the war and what happens in between. So many little juicy details I could leak out, like about a lady with nickname Harpy, but I think I will leave that for you to find out.

As I said in the beginning of my post this has become another one of my favorite books, though I didnĂ­t realize when I ordered the book it was book number two. I will be picking up The Pelican Bride, the first book in the gulf coast chronicles, as soon as I can. Waiting ever patiently for next story to be released.

I hope you enjoy this review and have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review which I have given