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.