She s strong and runs away She s meek and can t figure out what to do She puts on a brave face and tries to be strong It was good escapist reading. Knowing The Risk Of Running Away To Find A New Life, Joanna Heads For Brussels, Where Young Ladies Are Fair Game For Officers Looking For Love Before Facing The Foe At Waterloo When Joanna Meets The Heir To A Dukedom, The Only Thing She Has Left To Offer Him Is Her Heart Original Regency Romance A charming story in which two young ladies find love and another receives a much deserved comeuppance. 2.5 stars rounds up to 3 Heroine was a little too wet blanket for me It was fascinating seeing the author s voice in each of the four main characters, though like different facets of the same stone. Painful The heroine has an ugly duckling to swan transformation but is so spineless and meek and so much the victim through the majority of the book, that I could barely make it through to the end Once again, Dolan takes too long to tell a story that could have been told in half the word count And the secondary romance involved a girl who was the heroine s opposite, supposedly spirited and courageous but really just ridiculous I don t like writing negative reviews, and in the past have just reviewed books I like, but I ve come to realize if I don t document why I disliked a particular book I end up forgetting and re reading it I do think Dolan s a good writer and I ve enjoyed some of her books, but this was not one of them. Got way too choppy and the introduction of a secondary plot annoyed me. Loved the history and the characters are all delightful. 3.5I liked this one I thought it was a fun story Joanna is a likable heroine She has had a very hard life and lost all those that were close to her Alone in the world she is rescued by the very dashing Nicholas, who unfortunately only see s her as a sister I liked how the book starts out and was excited to see their story unfold Unfortunately, about halfway through their story is pushed to the background and Dori Nicholas cousin and Alexander a Highland Lord start to take center stage While I like Dori although her reckless nature drove me nuts , I really would have preferred for the story to have stayed focused on Joanna I was frustrated that there were two different stories going on They both distracted from the other and should have just had their own books Dori s story in some ways made Joanna s seem boring, while Joanna made Dori seem totally irresponsible When Dori entered the picture the book kind of took on a life of its own and her story just sort of took over Overall, I still enjoyed the book I would have preferred less POV changes, but I still liked all the main characters and thought it was an enjoyable story Content Clean.Reading Order Book One The Substitute BridegroomBook Two The Resolute Runaway She reminds me of Georgette Heyer Fun book.
Charlotte Louise Dolan earned a bachelors degree from Eastern Illinois University and a masters degree in German from Middlebury College She has lived throughout the United States and in Germany, the Soviet Union, Canada, Taiwan, and Austria A bookworm since the age of four, she fell in love with Regency England when she read her first Georgette Heyer book Besides writing, she has worked as a h
- 224 pages
- The Resolute Runaway
- Charlotte Louise Dolan
- 09 January 2019 Charlotte Louise Dolan