Synopsis (copied from Goodreads) Life tastes better with chocolate… All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop. And to marry Quinn Rogerson, the man of her dreams. Too bad Quinn just dumped her, … Continue reading
Book: Absolute Power Author: David Baldacci Genre: Thriller Format Read: Paperback (borrowed from library) Review An amazingly worded book that won’t let you keep it back until you have read the last word. Absolute Power is all one expects to … Continue reading
After receiving an Autographed copy of her book by Liz Fielding, I sat down and began reading it because who is not curious about a story whose title states the heroine to be a “Damsel in Distress”. The feminist in … Continue reading
Brought up without a mother and taught to live according to her father’s wishes, Meredith Bancroft has only one dream. Two really. First and foremost, to, one day, be the President of Bancroft and Company, a departmental store chain. Secondly, … Continue reading
Kate Ashley is a young widow who runs her household and is raising her nine-year old son. She does not wish to marry again. Out of the blue, after receiving an invitation to a house named Seven Ways to meet a relative of her late husband whose family has been estranged from that of her husband’s family for a long time.
At Seven Ways, not only she finds friendship but also another love. She finds Jonathan Thornton, a Royalist soldier who has been at war since a decade fighting to keep the rightful King of England on his throne.
There is a catch here. Tom (Kate’s son) is sort of replica of Jonathan Thornton. Family resemblance and all.
Back to the review.
Jonathan and Kate feel something for each other but they keep their feelings to themselves as both of them know that there is nothing for them in the future because as far as priorities go, Jonathan’s number one priority is his King.
One may wonder, how does their romance stay put?
Here is how.
Though the only times they get chances of being together are in between all the skirmishes and preparations for battle, they remain faithful to each other (unlike other people also mentioned in the novel who only believe fidelity to only to be kept as far as emotions go).
Parliament wins and Jonathan is nothing but a traitor and circumstances demand that he endured self-inflicted exile if he wishes to live. He is no more a free man.
Another catch. When Jonathan finally proposed Kate, she says she will marry him when e will be a free man. She will wait for that day.
While all this plays out, Prescott (a Parliamentarian soldier who hates Jonathan) informs him of his bastard child living in Oxford. He does not know it to be true or otherwise but goes to find the truth of it when he leaves Seven Ways and Kate to live a life in exile. And voila! It is true. He has a daughter who is six years of age.
Not wanting to burden Kate more, he leaves his daughter with an Uncle in London and leaves. And gets caught at the dock and sent to the London Tower.
Having not heard from her love, she seeks out the aforementioned uncle to help her find him as she believes Jonathan to be in trouble. This uncle is also a Parliamentarian but he is Family.
I am not going to give the climax away but it being a Romance there definitely is a Happily Ever After after the reunion which I leave you to find out for yourself.
One amazing thing about this one is the not only the dialogue uses the words more popular during the time but the narrative keeps up with that as well. No modern or fancy words to bring you out of the world that is solely the book’s.
I have often been asked why I say that I specially like to read Medical Romances.
Here, I will try answering the same. Following are the reasons:
– The doctors and nurses these stories are of, are very passionate about the work they do. Do not take it to mean that the same is not true if you happen to be business person, a banker (which I am) or a writer (which I hope to be) for that matter. What stands out is their drive in this profession and how a tiny mistake on their part can cause someone their life. The intensity of it all just gets to me.
– It also happens, that when I pick up a medical romance, I learn something. You may wonder what can one learn out of a Romance book. I will tell you what. For starters, I learn about new medical conditions around the world and what is being done to cure them. Not everything I learn is scientific though. It also helps understand how one should never judge another as you have never been in their shoes. The doctors and nurses dealing with these patients and attendants gives all of that a perspective.
Below I am going to mention four (for symmetrical purposes) Medical Romances that I have read and an equal number that I’d like to get my hands on.
The following are from my Read shelf.
The following are from my To-Read shelf.
I rate it 4.5 stars. Finding the real deal when you think you have had it all along. Cole comes to Paris after his marriage proposal is rejected and given the position that was intended for both; the woman who … Continue reading
I rate it at 4 stars. Born to power, Jenna is undaunted by hard work. Brought up a princess of the royal house of Larsland, she earns a living first as a housekeeper and then a nanny. Liam is a … Continue reading
I give it 5 stars. When I started the book, I had mixed feelings about it. But as the story progressed, I enjoyed it more and more and it finally made to my list of favourites. As legends go, Vampires … Continue reading
I rate it at 4 stars. What could be a better team than a former world-class thief and a former cop? Hard to think up. Here is that exactly. Two people stand on the two opposite sides of a figurative … Continue reading