I was surprised by this authors elaborate writing style and also the depth of her descriptions, oddly reminiscent of Victoria Holt or even Edgar Allen Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher". It took her all of 3 pages to describe the girl's nightly bedtime ritual and the decorations of the rooms were never lacking. However I did, in the end, enjoy the story even though it left a void in some other places. The mysteries were never really over with any crescendo and the romance not in the least surprising, as the author decided to skip out on some aspects of the story. The main characters were not developed and others were not even allowed to try to develop. In the end, although there was much to dislike and pick apart about this book/story, I will seek out more of the authors books and definitely recommend this one.
English romance novel. Quick read and a few hours of escape.
It took me quite awhile to get into "The Love Knot". The writing style was something I wasn't used to and that was my main stumbling block. I persevered and I am glad that I did.
"The Love Knot" is the story of Verity Collier, a governess who takes a position at St. Aubyn Manor in Cornwall. There are a few mysteries in this book, and they are all solved by the end. Over the course of the novel, Verity falls in love with the Earl, Jago, and her employer. Their relationship comes about fairly quickly but not until the last third of the book. Overall, this was a good book and if you can get past the writing style, in my opinion, you'll have a good read.
Good, solid book thatI would recommend to others.
For me this book was very enjoyable and a quick read. I read this book in 2 days and it kept me guessing and thinking throughout. The introduction to the book and the pre-chapters were not that good, but once I started reading chapter one, I couldn't put the book down.
Beware passion's tangled net . . .
Racing along the rocky coast of Cornwall, on a night fit for neither man nor beast, Verity Collier's coach is attacked by the notorious highwayman plaguing the Cornish countryside. The villain's commanding strength and cloak of dangerous sensuality haunt the young governess even after she arrives safely at the home of her new employer, Lord Jagger Ransley, Earl of St. Aubyn.
During the weeks that follow, she quickly grows fond of his two children. But events at the manor house cause her to grow suspicious of Ransley himself. Could he be the dastardly highwayman -- a gentleman by day and a criminal by night? Worse, she has fallen in love with the handsome, enigmatic Ransley, and so decides she has but one course of action: discover the truth for herself.
Descending into the dark world of espionage against Napoleon's most ruthless spies, Verity becomes a pawn in a deadly game of cat and mouse, where traitors and gentleman are equal masters of disguise and the only true intentions lie within a noble heart.