STORY LINE OF IN WANT OF A WIFE:
In Want Of A Wife, portrays the Regency era of history with all its stifling rules and restrictions. Sent to the London marriage mart season, found in all the best drawing rooms and ballrooms, two very different sisters, Rose and Arielle, vie for love.
Nevertheless, Rosa, a small mousey girl is quite, stammers, shy beyond the pale, and subservient to her sister, dreads the season. She desires to return home to the peace and quite of the country side. Meanwhile, Arielle is the exact opposite of Rosa. She is beautiful, confident, and outgoing in every way and ready to take on any and all for love.
Rosa, ever the wallflower, will find herself in a pickle. Not only does she have one suitor, she has two. Arielle is crazy for a handsome Captain. Are these suitors what they seem? Left to their own device, by their Aunt, each will journey through the season and its many pit falls. Will either of these two country ladies find love?
Come with Rosa and Arielle, on the journey through Regency London marriage mart and the rats and scum that dwells within. My romance novel review of In Want Of A Wife follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
First and foremost, the Regency period of history guarded young women from the seamier side of life and sexual knowledge. Consequently, young women were naïve and childish in many ways. Sexual innuendo in mixed company and knowledge of marital relations practically non-existent. Although, we would find this an impossible attitude, Regency England considered it normal.
I found the plot of In Want Of A Wife relaxing and entertaining. Author Odelia Floris pacing of the story-line was in sync with the length of the book. Her writing style was clear and easy to follow as well as refreshing. I found this book a solid romance which did not rely on explicit or graphic sex to sell the story-line. Furthermore, I found In Want Of A Wife had a fairy tale quality and the happy ever after we all desire in life.
Ms. Floris developed the characters progressively throughout the story-line, growing in strength and wisdom as the story progressed. Watching Rosa come out of her shell and step out from behind her sister was wonderful. Growing up is never easy and to do so in the Regency period was even harder than today.
Although, a solid read, I felt the author could have expanded a bit more on the relationship development between Rosa and James. It felt a bit rushed. However, this did not take away from my enjoyment of the story-line. The cover art for this book was beautiful, kudos to the artist.
IN WANT OF A WIFE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4;
Clean and Wholesome, PG13
In conclusion, I found the plot, development, and pacing well crafted and the story-line entertaining. It is a relaxing romance book which provided solid entertainment. Additionally, available on Kindle Unlimited and for sale on Amazon and other book sites, I found In Want Of A Wife suitable for young adults and adults.
Finally Please Note:
In addition, I was provided a copy of this book by way of the author in return for a voluntary honest romance novel review. All opinions in this romance novel review are my own. Furthermore, all book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog under my name are my opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, LINKS, BOOK SUMMARY:
AVAILABLE: In paperback and eBook editions on Amazon. Enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program.
AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: www.odeliafloris.com
AUTHOR’S FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Odelia-Floris-534721416658707/?fref=ts
GENRE/S: Sweet authentic Regency historical
LENGTH: 33,000 words
CONTENT/RATING: Clean and wholesome, PG13
SUMMERY: A country mouse does the London Season, with entirely unexpected results.
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