Friday, September 9, 2016

A Place for Miss Snow by Jennifer Moore + Giveaway!

Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be—she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely on. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down.

Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating—if slightly cold—beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. There is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?

I love historical fiction and I love regency romance.  This story blends the two genres perfectly and uniquely as this regency steps outside of the normal English setting and into the beautiful lands of Greece.  

You can tell that the author did her homework for this book.  The people, the language, the places all felt substantial and detailed and not light weight.  

I felt so much empathy for Diana Snow.  Her past and her poor heart that held in so much hurt.  How can you not wish for the very best for characters who win over your emotions?

I enjoyed this story.  It had a slower pace to it, more descriptions and more history but it created a very beautiful picture for me.  It gave me a glimpse into a bit of history that I really know very little about.  The last third of the book was my favorite- the plot picks up, the relationships become more concrete, and that was when things really came together for me.

Content:  Clean.  Some mild violence.

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