Friday, July 18, 2014
Review: The Fortune Hunter
The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Charlotte is a dream catch. She is due to inherit a fortune; she is smart and very accomplished. Her heart is quickly claimed by Captain Bay Middleton who is known to be a ladies man and they agree to a secret engagement. In rides the Empress Sisi of Austria. Even though she is a grandmother, she is desired by every man including the Captain. He wants to be faithful to Charlotte, yet the pull of Sisi is more than he anticipated. As duty and attraction fight in Bay’s mind he lets his heart lead him around and the choices he makes creates ripples through the countryside.
The Fortune Hunter is an historical fiction story based on a real nineteenth century Empress and a suspected affair with an English Captain. Readers who are looking for a romance with deep characters and not a lot of lusty details will be pleased with this story. Goodwin’s readers will be delighted with this latest novel and will quickly devour the pages. Charlotte is not a weak socialite willing to do what her elder’s say and she has no problem making choices about her own future. Since this is a standalone novel, readers can pick it up at any time and enjoy the richness of a time long gone by.
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