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Thursday, November 6, 2014

#Review: A Lady’s Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes

This book is from BookLook Bloggers (formerly, BookSneeze). In exchange of the free copy, here’s my review.

Initially, I thought this one’s about a very young lady since I thought that was what the girl on the cover looked like. (The cover is nice, by the way.) But at the first part, I saw it was about someone older.



 At the beginning of the tale, I was mulling on the idea on why the main character—Elizabeth “Elys” Trelawny—had to flee, hoping that she’ll be free and home at last. While it was nice to see some action take place at the start of the book, its reason for being was rather confusing. I kept thinking: What’s the rush? Why does she need to be free? Free from what or whom?

As the tale moved on, I felt rather detached from the story characters. There were a lot of instances in the book that I felt happened a bit fast or was introduced too early in the tale.

As a whole, the book is a nice read since it’s based on the manner of life as it was long ago. I also liked how the main character often held on to the Trelawny’s motto to remember who they were, and that dictated and guided her actions. But then, some conversations went on and on, carrying the reader from one emotion to another, and I found it rather difficult to be emotionally pulled and pushed in this manner. But as I said, it is a nice tale of an interesting life as it was lived long ago.


Once again, this review (like most reviews of mine) is based on my own reading experience. Your reading experience may be different from mine. So, if you’re interested in reading this book, I encourage you to do so. 

Rating: 3 stars

2 comments:

  1. I don't know if I would've finished this. Confusion and detachment usually lead me to put a book down. It does sound like it has some good qualities, though.

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    1. I understand, Medeia. But, yup, it does have a few. :-)

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