Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron

Title:  Bride of Falcon
Author:  Collette Cameron
Published:  May 4/15
Length:  119pgs
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

After five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she’s a haute ton undesirable. Always a bit ungraceful, her suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, she’s resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn’t mind her fate, since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India years ago without an explanation.

When Ivonne’s father, Viscount Wimpleton, refuses Chance’s request for her hand in marriage, he transfers to the East India Troops. Chance’s dreams of making Ivonne his wife are soundly dashed. Ignoring her letters, he closes the door on his heart and Ivonne and remains in India.

Six years later, severely injured during a battle, Chance returns to England physically and emotionally scarred. His love for Ivonne remains just as strong. When he learns due to a whim of Prinny’s she must choose one of the despots whose offered for her hand, Chance is determined that none should have her but him. Except, not only is she infuriated he made no effort to contact her in all those years, in Chance’s absence, his father arranged a marriage for him and fully expects Chance to honor the agreement.

My Review:

Oh, I do love some good star-crossed lovers! Cameron brings her world to life in this intriguing tale of love against the odds. She draws her readers into the ton, not necessarily via pomp & circumstance, but rather via feelings. Cameron`s eloquent yet formal writing allows readers to get a real sense of the people and situations surrounding the main characters without having them spelled out. And the rumour mill of the ton is out in full force here. I couldn`t help but laugh out loud at some of the things that these ladies came up with. This novella also embodies the essence of a sweet romance. Feelings and desires work their way into your heart as the characters come together in the end.

Ivy`s spirit in the face of the life before her was quite endearing. Falcon`s self-doubt where Ivy is concerned combined with his hero persona creates the most intriguing of characters. The genuineness of these characters, along with the whit and poise through which Cameron presents them creates an utterly captivating whole.

Overall, this was a great novella that tugged at my heart. It was another fantastic, albeit quick, read from Cameron.

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