Monday, October 18, 2010
Book Review: Where Hearts are Free by Golden Keyes Parsons
“Where Hearts are Free” by Golden Keyes Parsons is a really great historical romance book! The book takes place in the late 1600’s in Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Valley in Pennsylvania. The two main characters, Bridget and Phillipe, fall in love. But because of their religious beliefs, their families do not approve. Then, Brigdet’s parents orchestrate her engagement to someone else. But this man has some not-so-great things from his past.
It took a little bit to “get into the book”, especially trying to figure who the characters were and how they were related (but this is Book 3 in a series, and I did not read Books 1 & 2.) After the initial start, I found this book hard to put down. While it was a typical romance book (the kind where you just know that the couple will eventually get together), it had plenty of twists, turns, and unexpected happenings. The author writes in a way that really makes you feel as if you’re “in the story.”
I was going to rate this book as a “5-star” book, however, since there were a few “graphic” scenes in the book (and I won’t let my 13-year-old daughter read it), I gave it 4 stars instead. I must state, though, that for the most part, the graphic scenes were important to the story line.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book…and I think I’m going to have to read Books 1 & 2 from the “Darkness to Light” series!!
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