Sovay by Celia Rees is a different adventure entirely than Pirates!
Sovay, raised by a father who believes in the equality of all in a time when such an opinion wasn't popular, dons the disguise of a highway man to test the heart of her fiancée. He fails and that is the first domino that sets the rest tumbling and her flying across England and France for the love of her family.
This book has a strong beginning and I spent most of my time cheering on the various men who cross her path to be the hero/love interest and while many of them temporarily take turns in this role the man who wins her heart is only revealed toward the end, which left me a little disappointed as there was little time to build their 'true love' relationship.
I got a little disenchanted with the time spent in Paris during the Reign of Terror. It helped me understand better what life was like then, but I felt like the story slowed to a limping pace. I think the Reign of Terror killed it.
A good read? Yes. A great read? No. A terrible read? No. A reread? Not for me. I only read books multiple times that I really love. This won't make the list. But, then, neither did Pirates!
Loved the cover though!
Can anyone recommend a great romance book set near 1800?
In 1794 England, the beautiful Sovay dons a man's cloak and holds up
stagecoaches in broad daylight. Posing as a highway robber began as a lark to
test a suitor's devotion. But when she lifts the wallet of one of England's most
dangerous men, Sovay begins to unravel a web of deceit and duplicity. Acclaimed
author Celia Rees' talent for romance and intrigue are sure to thrill a