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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Book Review - Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

My Review
This is a delightful book that will sweep you away to Regency England until you are caught up in a sweet romance that inspires your faith. The characters are believable with a multi-dimensional depth that brings them alive to the reader. The story is compelling and keeps you reading to see how the hero and heroine will overcome their differences. Linore Burkhard has an excellent command of the Regency period and brings her readers into the time period as if they are living it.

Backcover Blurb:
Romantic woes at home send Ariana Forsyth to her wealthy Aunt Bentley's townhouse in fashionable Mayfair, London. Under her aunt's calculating eye, Ariana is thrust into high society and a worse intrigue than that which prompted her flight from home. A scandalous rumor involving her with London's current darling rogue, the taciturn, though handsome, Mr. Phillip Mornay, is launched on society in a malicious act of meanness that changes Ariana's life forever. Her faith, her future, and her heart are all at stake as she strives to clear her name and resist the man who does not share her faith.

Will Ariana's beliefs survive? And what about her heart? For it is that part of her which most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to the wrong man, how will it ever turn out right?

From the country village Chesterton to the ballroom of the Prince Regent's London palace, Before the Season Ends will take you to Regency England where you'll find a world so elegant and comfortable, you'll want to stay for a long, long time.

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I have a friend who might really like this book. I'll have to tell her about it.

I read this book and enjoyed it. Linore is an excellent writer.

I read this book before it was picked up by Harvest House and, while I enjoyed the story, it was obvious that it needed better editing. It was well plotted and the period information was excellent. I am looking forward to The House in Grovesnor Square.

Kristen, Be sure and tell her.

Rita, Thanks. You and I seem to have some of the same tastes for historical fiction.

Denise, I didn't read the other version, but I'm looking forward to more books from Linore.