Monday, 5 July 2010
Book Review - The Other Countess by Eve Edwards
It's England, 1582. Ellie - Lady Eleanor Rodriguez of San Jaime - is in possession of a gold-seeking father, a worthless title and a feisty spirit that captivates the elite of the Queen's court, and none other than the handsome new Earl of Dorset ...William Lacey has inherited his father's title and his financial ruin. Now the Earl must seek a wealthy heiress and restore his family's fortune. But Will's head has been turned by the gorgeous Ellie, yet their union can never be. Will is destined to marry a worthy Lady so the only question is - which one?
The Other Countess is Eve Edwards debut novel and for her first I am very impressed. The Other Countess is so well written it has a way of leaving you in awe. The mode of expression gives you a great feeling of time and experience and has you falling over the pages with hope and happiness. This a well explored novel and is only a taster of what Eve is capable of.
The Story was told from 3 points of view Ellie, Jane and Will but more chapters where given to Ellie and Will. Ellie's character was my favourite she was strong, confident and had up most knowledge and ability, even if some things where done poorly she wouldn't allow that to stop her, she shone so much in this novel I was happy for the ending she received. Will was my favourite from all the male characters he tried to do the best he could and that was all I needed to win me over(what can I say I'm a sucker for a little romance). The last character is Jane who I would have loved things to be different to what they where. I wish she would have tried harder in some aspects and not given up so easily but the role she played suited her character and maybe I will hear more from her in the sequel as her character engaged me the most. I found myself wanting to know more of how things played out for her, only time will tell if my longing will be answered.
Over all The Other Countess is a wonderful read, its romantic and slow yet you don't wish to put it down. I certainly cant wait for the sequel The Queens Legacy where I hope to hear more of Jane, if not I'm sure it will be great, but until then I hope you will all read this and enjoy it the way I have, especially if you enjoy historical fiction and romance.
Happy Reading xxx